Planet Money

NPR’s Planet Money airs twice a week
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Planet Money Business News 05-13-2022 20:45
A wave of companies that allow customers to pay for items from their favorite stores in four interest-free installments has taken over the country. Bu...
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When Maddie Messer was 12 years old, she noticed an unfair dynamic in the video games she loved: playing as a man was often free, but she had to pay t...
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In the early 90s, American economist Jeffrey Sachs was a part of a team that tried to transform Russia's economy. It did not go as planned. He tells u...
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Escheat show (Classic)
Planet Money Business News 05-04-2022 19:20
If you're looking for money you've forgotten about, there's a chance the government might have it. The good news is that you can get it back. | Subscr...
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Planet Money book club
Planet Money Business News 04-29-2022 17:25
Behind every Planet Money episode is a ton of reading. Today, we share some of our favorite books from along the way. Here are our picks:From Mary, Am...
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Risky business
Planet Money Business News 04-27-2022 18:49
Two stories on how businesses are using insurance to navigate new kinds of risks. First, how music venues are handling pandemic-related risks. And how...
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Finally, our comic book
Planet Money Business News 04-22-2022 19:34
After many, many delays, the Micro-Face comic book is here! And we answer the burning question: Why did it take so long to make a comic book? | Come s...
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TikTok to the top
Planet Money Business News 04-20-2022 21:01
Thanks to TikTok, Tai Verdes went from struggling musician to Top 40 hitmaker. But first, he had to crack the algorithm of how to go viral. | Come see...
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The student loan paaaaauuuuuse
Planet Money Business News 04-15-2022 16:47
The pause on federal student loan payments was just extended for the sixth time in two years. So...what's that been like for the borrowers, and what's...
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Peanuts and Cracker Jack (Classic)
Planet Money Business News 04-13-2022 17:48
Ballpark vendors share their strategies and other secrets to selling the most hot dogs at baseball games. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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