Business

  • June 23, 2011    

    Stephen Roach of Morgan Stanley and now Yale, and author of the book “The Next Asia,” has long been among the most astute and independent of economic forecasters. He has also spent much of the past decade in the Far … Continue reading

  • June 22, 2011    

    Well, no. Investment assumptions themselves don’t worsen the crisis, but as we explain in our story on Rhode Island on Wednesday’s broadcast, decisions about pension fund investment assumptions can mean higher taxes, lower pensions and bitter politics. Why? Because the … Continue reading

  • June 21, 2011    

    …that Hero of Haberdashery, Champ of Chapeaux, el Senor de Sombreros and Fliest of Fedoras — my hat! In a poll so scientific Bill Nye might turn green with envy, the Making Sen$e readership has spoken as one. Well, as … Continue reading

  • June 14, 2011  

    From the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden to Rep. Anthony Weiner’s scandal, Twitter has been in the news recently for helping break news. While the social media giant’s popularity has soared among politicians, movie stars and people around the world, can the micro-blogging service make money? Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Friday’s query: Name: Jerrold Jones Question: Hey Paul, Do something useful for once. Prove you’re a “real” … Continue reading

  • May 26, 2011    

    The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced plans to simplify the mortgage paperwork that has long confused potential homebuyers. “The current forms can be complicated and difficult for consumers to use. They are also redundant and can be costly … Continue reading

  • May 24, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: William Bair Question: What, if anything, is be done on the rise of oil? … Continue reading

  • May 23, 2011    

    Supreme Court (Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images) Monday’s sharply divided ruling ordering California to release tens of thousands of inmates from its overcrowded prisons was just one of several widely-anticipated decisions the Supreme Court is expected to issue before … Continue reading

  • May 23, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: We received a fascinating email in response to last week’s installment of Tuesday’s Tool$, an … Continue reading

  • May 20, 2011    

    We recently visited the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for our story on George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen’s ebook, “The Great Stagnation.” Cowen argues that our economy is slowing down because the pace of innovation is … Continue reading