Business

  • February 8, 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 Tuesday’s query: Name: Roland Weiser Question: I would appreciate the name of the site where you can … Continue reading

  • February 8, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Roland Weiser Question: I would appreciate the name of the site where you can obtain today’s value for currency in the past. I’m writing a family memoir: my father worked in Cairo, Egypt as a pharmacist in 1906 and … Continue reading

  • February 7, 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: Kimberly Foster Question: I am scared. My impression of our country’s economic situation now … Continue reading

  • February 7, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Kimberly Foster Question: I am scared. My impression of our country’s economic situation now is that we are bumping along the bottom of the ocean. Neither my husband nor I have any faith in this economy. What is also … Continue reading

  • February 7, 2011  

    President Obama told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he wanted the business community’s help to tackle “burdensome” corporate taxes. Gwen Ifill speaks with Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large of the American Prospect, and Kentucky Chamber of Congress President David Adkisson about the politics and economics at play. Continue reading

  • February 4, 2011  

    January unemployment numbers sent mixed signals for economic recovery. The jobless rate dipped to 9 percent, but a survey of businesses found only a net gain of 36,000 jobs last month. Jeffrey Brown assesses those numbers with New York Times economic reporter David Leonhardt. Continue reading

  • February 4, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s unemployment data are a muddle. The two surveys – of individuals and of employers – seem to say very different things. Unemployment dropped – to 9 percent, according to the “household survey.” Three cheers. But the “payroll survey” reports … Continue reading

  • February 3, 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 Thursday’s query: Name: Merritt Dunn Question: Since the Treasury Department bailed out AIG and AIG had underwritten … Continue reading

  • February 2, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A warning to those expecting EVs (electric vehicles) to clog the roadways anytime soon, or even to meet President Obama’s stated goal of one million by 2015: It’s not likely to happen, despite the fact that the U.S. has as … Continue reading

  • February 2, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A warning to those expecting EVs (electric vehicles) to clog the roadways anytime soon, or even to meet President Obama’s stated goal of one million by 2015: it’s not likely to happen, despite the fact that the U.S. has as … Continue reading