The Business Desk

  • April 24, 2012   BY Paul Solman and elizabeth shell  

    Homes in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital saw the highest price index level of all 20 areas the S&P/Case-Shiller report covers. Creative Commons photo courtesy of flickr user NCinDC. By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell If … Continue reading

  • April 23, 2012   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    The campus of University of California, Merced, was one of the top 10 green buildings in 2012, according to the American Institute of Architects. Photo by Tim Griffith. A classroom in the back woods of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s … Continue reading

  • April 20, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    A bicyclist rides through the plaza on the east side of the U.S. Capitol. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is … Continue reading

  • April 19, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Larry Bessler purchases gasoline at a Shell station. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Thursday’s query: Name: Jim Question: Please … Continue reading

  • April 18, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Creative Commons photo courtesy flickr user 401K. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Wednesay’s query: Name: Jen Question: Here is my dilemma: I took business … Continue reading

  • April 17, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Watch Arthur Laffer explain the Laffer Curve in “Taxes: How High is Too High?“ Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: Marc Miles Comment: … Continue reading

  • April 16, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Elizabeth Shell  

    Photo by Jon Boyes/Getty Images. By Christina Bellantoni and Elizabeth Shell Tuesday is Tax Day, the deadline for sending your financial self-portrait to the Internal Revenue Service to determine if a refund is headed your way or if you owe … Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    By Elizabeth Shell The Obama administration released the president’s tax return Friday morning, four days ahead of the Tuesday filing date deadline. We’ve spent the day poring over the numbers and highlighted some of the interesting bits in our second-annual … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    A man participates in the Occupy Wall Street protests on Oct. 4, 2011. See more, including a slideshow, with “A Day With the Occupiers of Wall Street.” Photo by Jackie Weir. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Standing with millionaires and their assistants, President Obama made a statement about the ‘Buffett Rule’ on April 11, 2012. Named after the billionaire investor Warren Buffet, the ‘Buffet Rule’ would ensure that the wealthiest Americans pay at least 30 percent … Continue reading