Adam Davidson http://kccu.org en Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate Can Reveal Pulse Of Global Economy http://kccu.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 37561 at http://kccu.org Housing Market Recovers Though Economy Lags Behind http://kccu.org/post/housing-market-recovers-though-economy-lags-behind Robert Siegel talks with Adam Davidson from Planet Money team about this week's cluster of positive data on the health of the U.S. housing market. Davidson says the strength of the housing sector is now irrefutable, even though a broader economic recovery is still years away. Fri, 24 May 2013 21:26:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 34672 at http://kccu.org Jobs Report Better Than Expected, But Still Not That Great http://kccu.org/post/jobs-report-better-expected-still-not-great Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block. The unemployment rate edged down a tiny bit today to 7.5 percent. That's the lowest it's been in more than four years. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 165,000 net new jobs in April. This was better than most economists expected. Even better, the government said it had undercounted in February and March by more than 100,000 jobs.<p>We've asked Adam Davidson with NPR's Planet Money team to dig into these numbers. Fri, 03 May 2013 20:49:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 33288 at http://kccu.org 4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired) http://kccu.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 29970 at http://kccu.org 4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired) Dow's 'Record Highs' Misleading Without Including Inflation http://kccu.org/post/dows-record-highs-misleading-without-including-inflation Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News . I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>And a record close. That's what we've been hearing both today and yesterday as the Dow Jones industrial average climbs upwards.<p>BLOCK: That may be an ear-grabbing headline after a recession and years of unimpressive growth. But we begin this hour with a different take from Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money. Hey, Adam.<p>ADAM DAVIDSON, BYLINE: Hey, Melissa.<p>BLOCK: And I understand, Adam, that you've been a real wet blanket on this. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 29626 at http://kccu.org