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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.


Planet Money: Scenes from a Recession

December 22nd, 2008

Episode 73 of 902 episodes

The economy is sending surprising signals, not all of them easy to decode. A Brooklyn printing company says business is down, but a certain kind of salesperson still buys big. A California man wonders why his mall's Christmas tree looks so puny. And recycling folks out West say they suffer when consumers put off buying that new TV.

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