Fri February 1, 2013


Fri February 1, 2013
Planet Money

Please Take Our Survey. (Please)

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 9:43 am


How did you find us? Do you want more Planet Money in your life? Less?

We want to know. So we put together this survey. If you could please take a few minutes to fill it out, it would be a big help.

Thanks very much.

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Fri February 1, 2013
Planet Money

Losses Are Actually Gains, And Other Weird Facts From The Jobs Report

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 11:25 am

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What's today's big jobs report say?

The U.S. economy lost 2.8 million jobs jobs in January.


Don't panic. The U.S. economy loses millions of jobs every January, in good times and bad, largely because tons of seasonal holiday jobs always wind down after Christmas.

So if you set aside the normal, seasonal stuff, how is the job market doing?

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Fri February 1, 2013
Planet Money

An International Battle Over One Of The Most Boring Things In Finance

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 9:26 am

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This week saw the end of a years-long, international, multi-billion-dollar battle over one of the most boring things in finance: savings accounts.

At the center of the battle was Iceland, a tiny country where the banks grew into international behemoths during the credit bubble.

The banks got so big partly by convincing foreigners to open up online savings accounts. In particular, lots of people in England and Netherlands opened up "ICESAVE accounts" with a bank called Landsbanki. During the financial crisis, the bank collapsed.

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Thu January 31, 2013

Boulder's Ball Aerospace Opens New Satellite Testing Center

Kepler Photometer assembly, Ball Aerospace, Boulder
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Ball Aerospace has opened a new facility in east Boulder that’s expected to keep the company at the forefront of an increasingly competitive aerospace industry.

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