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Stacey went to Flatbush Avenue, near her apartment in Brooklyn, New York, and there was a lot of activity. There are people walking down the street, some with masks, some without masks. She even had to fight for the table she was sitting at to record this show! There are signs all around right now that the economy is starting to come back.
And so, for indicators of the week, we wanted to look at different signs of the health of the economy. Stacey called up two of her favorite economists, Ben Ho and Kate Waldock, and she talked to them about the signs they are seeing — their own indicators of the week.
On The Indicator from Planet Money, we hear from Kate about the number of store closures and the resilience of retail, and then Ben dives into the topsy-turvy world of Dogecoin.