The Business Desk

  • August 28, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page.Here is Tuesday’s query: Name: Peter Eggenberger Question: Most of the disagreements between Keynesians and anti-Keynesians about current economic problems seem … Continue reading

  • August 27, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Retirement plan image by Kick Images via Getty Images. Retirement expert Laurence Kotlikoff advises Making Sen$e readers on various Social Security subjects, including how to determine what benefits one might receive even if they don’t know their ex’s entire earning … Continue reading

  • August 24, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman interviews Douglas Holtz-Eakin, left, former chief economic policy advisor to John McCain in 2008 in Tampa, Fla. before the Republican National Convention gets underway. Just leaving Tampa today as the bulk of the Republican Party arrives. The main … Continue reading

  • August 24, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by the PBS NewsHour. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Friday’s query comes from a reader at Next Avenue. The NewsHour has partnered with Next … Continue reading

  • August 23, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    America has spoken. Or, to be more accurate, 80 percent of my grandchildren have (the fifth was born in March) and a slightly smaller portion of the population as a whole. The question my colleagues posted on Making Sen$e: Should … Continue reading

  • August 23, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    A protestor wears stickers on his face during a tax day demonstration April 17, 2012 in New York City. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on … Continue reading

  • August 22, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Why this picture? Because our Social Security expert, Laurence Kotlikoff, sometimes advises older couples to get married only after age 60 in order to collect maximum benefits. Photo by Annie Griffiths Belt, National Geographic collection via Getty Images. Boston University … Continue reading

  • August 21, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    The trigger for this post is the publication of a new book on Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, “Bernini’s Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini.” The author, Emory University art historian Sarah McPhee, is the daughter of New Yorker writer … Continue reading

  • August 21, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    United Airlines planes parked at the terminal at San Francisco International Airport. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Tuesday’s … Continue reading

  • August 20, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Retirement expert Laurence Kotlikoff answers more of your Social Security questions, including what to do before reaching 70, the full retirement age. Photo by Purestock via Getty Images. Editor’s Note | This post was updated after publishing. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social … Continue reading