Slate Money on quantitative easing, American Apparel, and Crumbs Bake Shop.

Slate Money: The Cupcake Indicator

Slate Money: The Cupcake Indicator

Slate’s weekly business and finance podcast.
July 12 2014 1:32 PM

The Cupcake Indicator

Slate Money on endings: quantitative easing, the American Apparel leadership, and big cupcake.


Listen to Episode 10 of Slate Money:

On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of and Slate's Jordan Weissmann discuss endings—happy, sad, contested, and everything in between. Topics range from the Fed's decision to end quantitative easing this fall to the corporate troubles of American Apparel and Crumbs Bake Shop. Plus, Felix coins a new phrase you're soon to hear everywhere.


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Cathy O'Neil is a former hedge fund quant and blogger at

Felix Salmon is a journalist.

Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.