In the fall of 2007, when the U.S. economy first seemed in peril, I began answering reader queries here on the Business Desk. I still do so occasionally, but this page has expanded to include posts from eminent economists, "far-flung correspondents," and a variety of voices that have intriguing and/or useful things to say about economics, broadly defined. Please feel encouraged to respond to any and all of them.
EDITOR'S UPDATE | DEC. 30, 2010As of Dec. 29, Making Sen$e and the Business Desk are fully functional.
Many of you have undoubtedly noticed our absence on these pages in this last week. No, we haven't been away on holiday. Rather, technical glitches have kept us from posting our daily web stories, Tool$ and Q&As. Rest assured, we are working full steam ahead on the problem and hope to be back to normal soon.
Starting Monday, we'll be continuing our posts over on the NewsHour's Rundown (www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown). Thanks for your continued patience as we sort this out, and as always, your thoughts and comments are not just warmly welcomed, but eagerly encouraged.