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.
November 14th, 2008
Episode 50 of 920 episodes
With Black Friday fast approaching, things aren't looking bright for retailers. Retail sales saw the biggest drop off on record last month. The good news: the FDIC is now insuring gift cards. Plus: finance professor John Cochrane says he doesn't get what all the fuss is about.