Adam Davidson en Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate Can Reveal Pulse Of 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 9286 at Immigrants Tend To Complement, Not Replace American Jobs The Senate Judiciary Committee is beginning work Thursday on a proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Audie Cornish talks with Adam Davidson of the Planet Money team about what academic research says about the economic impact of immigration. Wed, 08 May 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 5487 at Jobs Report Better Than Expected, But Still Not That 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 5181 at 4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 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 1722 at 4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired) Dow's '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 1382 at Treasury Bond Auctions A Window To The Global Economy A break down of who buys and what exactly sells at the U.S. Treasury bond auctions. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 1314 at