Adam Davidson http://tspr.org en Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate Can Reveal Pulse Of Global Economy http://tspr.org/post/dollar-euro-exchange-rate-can-reveal-pulse-global-economy Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And now for our regular primer on global economics, no student loan required. Remember the European economic crisis? Just months ago, there was near panic that the euro zone would collapse, bringing down with it the entire international economy, again. So, how is Europe doing now and what is the overall state of the global economy? Well, one place economists look for answers to those questions is in the exchange rate between dollars and euros.<p>Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money team joins us frequently to help us navigate global economics. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:54:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 36993 at http://tspr.org 4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired) http://tspr.org/post/42-million-americans-were-hired-january-and-41-million-quit-or-got-fired One jobs number gets all the attention: The number of jobs lost or gained in the previous month.<p>That number is important. But focusing too much on the net change in jobs can be misleading. It gives the impression that a job is like a widget — it's something that gets made in a factory somewhere, and that we hope exists forever.<p>That's not how it works. Even in good economic times ,new jobs are constantly being created and old jobs are constantly being destroyed. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:41:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 30300 at http://tspr.org 4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired) This Man Makes Beautiful Suits, But He Can't Afford To Buy One http://tspr.org/post/man-makes-beautiful-suits-he-cant-afford-buy-one Peter Frew is one of a tiny number of people left in the United States who can — entirely on his own, using almost no machinery — make a classic bespoke suit. He can measure you, draw a pattern, cut the fabric and then hand-stitch a suit designed to fit your body perfectly.<p>Frew spent more than a decade as an apprentice for a remarkable tailor in his native Jamaica. He now sells his suits for about $4,000. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 07:23:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 21203 at http://tspr.org This Man Makes Beautiful Suits, But He Can't Afford To Buy One Scandal That Cost Barclays Chairman His Job Threatens To Spread http://tspr.org/post/scandal-cost-barclays-chairman-his-job-threatens-spread Every day at 11 a.m., a few big banks tell the British Bankers' Association what it costs them to borrow. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:51:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 17696 at http://tspr.org Scandal That Cost Barclays Chairman His Job Threatens To Spread Why Matzo Makers Love Regulation http://tspr.org/post/why-matzo-makers-love-regulation <em>For more, see our video, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/04/10/150308440/inside-the-matzo-factory">Inside The Matzo Factory</a></em>, <em>and see Adam Davdson's latest <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/magazine/the-amazing-matzo-stimulus.html" target="_blank">NYT Magazine column</a> </em><p>The matzo business may be the most heavily regulated business in the world.<p>The regulators are rabbis, who stand on the factory floor and make sure that everything adheres to kosher law. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 07:16:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 13261 at http://tspr.org Why Matzo Makers Love Regulation