The Business Desk

  • March 14, 2012   BY Paul Solman and elizabeth shell  

    Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell Editor’s Note: | This post has been updated to include the ‘share your … Continue reading

  • March 13, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Stacks of $100 bills pass through a circulator machine at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here … Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    A gas station in Brooklyn, N.Y. Photo by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Monday’s query: Name: Linda Crumback … Continue reading

  • March 9, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Steve Chock uses a plasma welder to cut metal during a class at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Photo by Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg via Getty Images. By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell Healthy job numbers arrived Friday, and, for … Continue reading

  • March 8, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Kim Chauvin and her husband Dave, co-owners of the Mariah Jade Shrimp Company, prepare a small load of shrimp to be delivered to a client at their shrimp processing plant in Chauvin, La. This husband and wife team have been … Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Wednesday’s query: Name: Taylor Vincent Question: Surprised by the significant change in … Continue reading

  • March 6, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo of the inside of the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas by Flickr user kris.hoet. Update | 1 p.m. ET This post has been edited from its original posting. Update | 1:50 p.m. ET This post has been … Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke by Peter Larson/Medill News Service. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Monday’s query: Name: Enrique G. Palacio Question: … Continue reading

  • March 2, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Hundreds of Marshmallow Peeps move down the conveyor belt to be boxed up at Just Born, Inc., a family-owned and operated confections business. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic … Continue reading

  • March 1, 2012   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    By Elizabeth Shell “It’s not that easy, bein’ green,” Kermit the Frog first lamented in 1970. “It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.” We became interested in greenness during research for a story on B Corps: … Continue reading