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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, others without masks. She even had to fight for the table she was sitting at to record this show! Right now there are signs everywhere that the economy is returning.

So, as the Indicators of the Week, we wanted to examine various signs of the health of the economy. Stacey called two of her favorite economists, Ben Ho and Kate Waldock, and she talked to them about the signs they see – their own indicators of the week.

On Planet Money’s The Indicator, we hear from Kate about the number of store closures and retail resilience, and then Ben delves into the upside-down world of Dogecoin.

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