The Indicator from Planet Money 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 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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Ready Your Wallet For Thanksgiving Dinner

What will Thanksgiving dinner cost you this year? Also, Cardiff brings back the debate on which is better, pumpkin or pecan pie.

Ready Your Wallet For Thanksgiving Dinner

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Mustafa Nuur, 27, stands outside of his family's food stand in Lancaster City, Pa. Cardiff Garcia /NPR hide caption

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Lancaster Spotlight, Part 2: A Refugee's Tale

In our second spotlight episode on Lancaster County, we look into what Lancaster's success can tell us about the relationship between refugees and the local economy.

Lancaster Spotlight, Part 2: A Refugee's Tale

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Grocery Store Wars

The profit margin for groceries is razor thin. To stay competitive against increasingly large competitors like Amazon Prime, retailers are turning to a new service: curbside pickup.

Grocery Store Wars

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How Does The Economy Influence Voters?

The economy is one of the most important factors in how people vote. But its influence has been changing and it has everything to do with politics.

How Does The Economy Influence Voters?

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Fun Facts Fridays

Cardiff surprises Stacey with three feel-good facts about the economy, and she decides whether or not those facts are awesome.

Fun Facts Fridays

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CAMBRIDGE, MA - OCTOBER 14: Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, who share a 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics with Michael Kremer, answer questions during a press conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Winning The Nobel

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee talk about their work and what happens when you win a Nobel Prize.

Winning The Nobel

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Politics And The Trade War

Did President Trump's trade policies cost Republican votes last year? We talk to economist Chad Bown to find out.

Politics And The Trade War

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The Great Cranberry Scare Of 1959

Sixty years ago, a food scare nearly crushed the cranberry business. Cranberries have bounced back since then, but the industry is facing new threats.

The Great Cranberry Scare Of 1959

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Why Sam Sanders Is Binging 'Friends'

Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, NBC, they're all at war for your eyeballs. Today on the show, the streaming wars. Who the major players are, what's at stake and what it will mean for you.

Why Sam Sanders Is Binging 'Friends'

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The Lancaster, Pa., Puzzle

A heavily rural county with a big manufacturing base and a low share of college graduates has found a way to thrive.

The Lancaster, Pa., Puzzle

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