The Business Desk

  • November 15, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: Eriks Blaschka Question: My smart colleague told me that he would be happy to “never” … Continue reading

  • November 11, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A homeless U.S. military veteran stands in line for free winter clothing at a ‘Stand Down’ event hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Organizers say the homeless veteran population has surged in recent years along with the high unemployment … Continue reading

  • November 10, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Lilli Day / Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Thursday’s query: Name: Curt Carpenter Question: I would really like to … Continue reading

  • November 4, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Khalifah Varnado reads a help wanted post card during the Arizona Workforce Connection Career Expo at the Arizona State Fair Grounds in Phoenix, Ariz. Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images. As expected, unemployment in the U.S. was little changed in October, … Continue reading

  • November 1, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Each week, Paul Solman gets dozens of questions from the audience, ranging from whether one should refinance a mortgage, if Stephen Colbert is coming after his job to where he buys his signature hats. Generally, we post a few of … Continue reading

  • October 31, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Political cartoon satirizing U.S. economic equality and mobility by David Fitzsimmons. Reproduced with permission from Daryl Cagle’s PoliticalCartoons.com. It’s a welcome moment when we TV reporters get mail, since we usually talk to an invisible, mute audience. It’s more gratifying … Continue reading

  • October 28, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    By Elizabeth Shell Scott Beason, one of Alabama’s Republican state senators, is no newcomer to controversy. Earlier this year, he helped author what many consider to be the nation’s strictest immigration law, which we examine in detail on Friday’s NewsHour. … Continue reading

  • October 27, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Thursday’s query: Name: Sue Pruner Question: In this debt crisis, what would the effect be if many citizens … Continue reading

  • October 26, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Join Paul on Twitter using #inequalitychat. Editor’s Note: Wednesday night on the NewsHour, libertarian law professor Richard Epstein sits down with Paul Solman for a frank discussion on a topic that’s been front-and-center on many of our pages as of … Continue reading

  • October 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A construction worker gestures on the roof of a home in Phoenix, Ariz. Home prices inched up in August from the previous month according to the Case-Shiller Index. Photo by Joshua Lott/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from … Continue reading