The Business Desk

  • November 2, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    A job seeker reviews listings in the Job Finder at the Rigzone Oil & Gas Career Fair in San Antonio, Texas. Photo by Eddie Seal/Bloomberg via Getty Images. At the risk of incurring Jack Welch’s wrath, I am obliged to … Continue reading

  • November 1, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Mary Brassard, 86, Dorrace Delaney, 74, and Roger Huff, 68, work at Vita Needle in Needham, a manufacturing company whose average age of worker is 74. Photo by Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images. By Elizabeth Shell The American … Continue reading

  • November 1, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by PublicAffairs Publishing. On Oct.16, 2012, the NewsHour interviewed Donald Bartlett and James Steele on their latest book, “The Betrayal of the American Dream”. Here is a critique and question from viewer Gary Todd about this segment, which you … Continue reading

  • October 31, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Image by Key Wilde 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: George White: Some people would have us believe that owners … Continue reading

  • October 31, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Pedestrians walk past a gas station selling gas for over five dollars a gallon in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Frederic J. Brown via AFP/GettyImages Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on … Continue reading

  • October 30, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Peter Dazeley via Getty Images. Nick Corcodilos is an expert on how to get a job. We ran into him while doing a story on the relative futility of Internet job boards and asked him to post his … Continue reading

  • October 30, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    According to S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, home prices continued to rise in August. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images With election day a mere week away, all economic data carry potential political significance — for us in the media, at least. … Continue reading

  • October 29, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by CSA Images via Getty Images Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional secrets, his Social Security “mistakes” and his Social Security gotchas have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature “Ask … Continue reading

  • October 26, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Work-life balance illustration by Bjorn Rune Lie in Ikon Images via Getty Images. Bob Pozen has been the vice chairman of Fidelity Investments, chairman of MFS Investment Management, a professor at Georgetown University, New York University and Harvard Law Schools … Continue reading

  • October 26, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Pensions for teachers and government employees had the highest funding level among all Arizona public retirement plans. Photo by John Elk via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his … Continue reading