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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

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A Trade War Truce?

The Trump administration announced it would hit the brakes on a new set of tariffs that were set to go into effect on Dec. 15. Could it be the start of a détente in the ongoing trade war?

A Trade War Truce?

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Underrated Trends Of The 2010s

The 2010s have been a rich decade for economic megatrends. But some trends haven't gotten the attention they deserve.

Underrated Trends Of The 2010s

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Debt And The Dairy Farmer

Mary Rieckmann and her husband run a small dairy in rural Wisconsin. But a perfect storm of factors has plunged farmers like her into crippling debt.

Debt And The Dairy Farmer

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The Disappearing Small Farmer

It's been a tough year for small farmers hit by trade wars and extreme weather. And as Time's Alana Semuels reports, this latest trouble is just part of a decades-long decline in small-scale farming.

The Disappearing Small Farmer

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New York City's Luxury Condo Hangover

When the rich stop buying luxury condos, sale prices drop for everyone. But rents are a different story.

New York City's Luxury Condo Hangover

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Job(-switch) Friday!

It's time for our favorite Friday of every month: Jobs Friday! This week, we look at job switching and what it reflects about the tightening labor market.

Job(-switch) Friday!

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Nike Swooshes Out Of Amazon

Nike, the country's largest sporting brand, is pulling its products off of Amazon. What spurred this decision, and will other companies follow suit?

Nike Swooshes Out Of Amazon

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The Case For Hope In 2020

Today, the show takes a distinctly positive stance in making the case for being optimistic about the economy in 2020. Five reasons why you should, plus kittens and rainbows.

The Case For Hope In 2020

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The Map That Made Manhattan

Manhattan is known for being a grid. But 200 years ago, it was a hilly, bucolic wilderness. The transformation all started with a secret map. And the reason was all about economics.

The Map That Made Manhattan

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Hudson's Kill

Back in the early 1800s, Manhattan was a wild, sparsely populated place, but it was just about to be developed big-time. There was a lot of money to be made knowing what would go where.

Hudson's Kill

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