Business

  • April 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Editor’s Note: The First Family’s 2010 tax return was released today. We’ve pulled out some of the more interesting numbers in a graphic. Here’s the snapshot: the Obamas reported an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096, about $3.78 million less than … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Financial professionals work the phones on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Scott Question: If my company’s stock is currently $10 and then in a month goes to $20, how does this doubling show up on a company’s balance sheet? And if it does not show up on a firm’s balance … Continue reading

  • April 13, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    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 Wednesday’s query: Name: George Sacco Question: In these economic reports there never seems to be any comment … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Tax day is breathing down our necks: just under one week left to file. And that’s including this year’s three-day extension; tax day bumped from the traditional April 15th to the 18th, since D.C. government workers have the day off … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    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: Name: Michael Cassady Question: As I read deeper into the details about the financial crisis, … Continue reading

  • April 8, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Just hours away from a potential government shutdown, Paul Solman speaks via Skype with two economists on the financial implications of the budget impasse in this week’s edition of “Weekonomics: Our Friday Roundup.”

  • April 7, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Alice Rivlin (seated in green) with Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, during a meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in late 2010. (Photo By Tom … Continue reading

  • April 7, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    I wrote yesterday about a chat with the former head of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, Martin Baily, now of the Brookings Institution. Most striking to me, was his suggestion that there could conceivably be an upside to the … Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Video shot and produced by Elizabeth Shell. Returning from tours in Iraq or Afghanistan (and sometimes both), American veterans struggle to adjust to civilian life: many are still grappling with what they experienced in combat and, as we recently reported, … Continue reading