Planet Money

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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.

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#881: The Prisoners of the Trade War

2018-12-14 21:48:00

A truce in the U.S.-China trade war seemed close. The leaders of China and the United States were meeting to discuss a fix. And then arrests started. It got even more confusing, so today, we call up our man on the ground in Shanghai to make sense of it all. The key to understanding the latest turn in the trade war centers around a giant company most Americans haven't heard of called Huawei. Its rise traces the rise of China's economy and Chinese-style capitalism.



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#881: The Prisoners of the Trade War

2018-12-14 21:48:00

A truce in the U.S.-China trade war seemed close. The leaders of China and the United States were meeting to discuss a fix. And then arrests started. It got even more confusing, so today, we call up our man on the ground in Shanghai to make sense of it all. The key to understanding the latest turn in the trade war centers around a giant company most Americans haven't heard of called Huawei. Its rise traces the rise of China's economy and Chinese-style capitalism.



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#539: What's A Penny Worth?

2018-12-12 20:07:00

We try to figure out what makes cents.



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#539: What's A Penny Worth?

2018-12-12 20:07:00

We try to figure out what makes cents.



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#880: Is Amazon Good For New York?

2018-12-07 18:41:00

It feels like all of New York City is arguing about Amazon's new office in Queens. But what do the people in Long Island City think?



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#880: Is Amazon Good For New York?

2018-12-07 18:41:00

It feels like all of New York City is arguing about Amazon's new office in Queens. But what do the people in Long Island City think?



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#533: Why Car Safety Is A Trade Barrier

2018-12-05 20:26:00

The U.S. and Europe just can't agree on car safety standards. That puts car companies in a weird position, makes cars cost more and just seems kind of random and wasteful.



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#533: Why Car Safety Is A Trade Barrier

2018-12-05 20:26:00

The U.S. and Europe just can't agree on car safety standards. That puts car companies in a weird position, makes cars cost more and just seems kind of random and wasteful.



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#879: The Secret Target

2018-11-30 22:21:00

Their plan was dangerous, risky, and extremely unpopular. But America copied them anyway. Today on the show: how a tiny country on the other side of the world changed how America runs its economy.



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#879: The Secret Target

2018-11-30 22:21:00

Their plan was dangerous, risky, and extremely unpopular. But America copied them anyway. Today on the show: how a tiny country on the other side of the world changed how America runs its economy.