The Business Desk

  • October 25, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo of David Wessel and Paul Solman by Diane Lincoln Estes. The Wall Street Journal’s David Wessel recently took us on a D.C. “budget tour” for a NewsHour story on his new book “Red Ink.” One stop on the tour … Continue reading

  • October 25, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Flikr user jeco. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Tursday’s query: Susan Schrank: Judy Woodruff mentioned a new student loan repayment program and … Continue reading

  • October 24, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    A pressman inspects the roll out of $20 bills at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving. Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages. By Merle Hazard It’s time to announce the winner of our song contest. This past summer, with Paul’s help, I … Continue reading

  • October 24, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Throughout history, technology has caused change and disruption in the workplace, as when auto workers were replaced by creatures like these. But new higher quality jobs will emerge, argues Vivek Wadhwa. Photo by Stockbyte via Getty Images. I’ve reported extensively … Continue reading

  • October 23, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Economics correspondent Paul Solman. Photo by Elizabeth Shell. 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: Brian Mecca: Can you cite two or three … Continue reading

  • October 22, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Irina Sidorenko via Getty Images Today, Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff answers reader’s questions covering issues from retirement, medicare and more Anne:I am 65 and will turn 66 in December. I retired at 63 after being laid off. … Continue reading

  • October 19, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Last week, Paul Solman examined how polls and election markets parse data to determine who will win an election, in this case, the 2012 presidential race between President Barack Obama and former Mass. governor Mitt Romney. One such pollster, featured … Continue reading

  • October 19, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by PhotoAlto/Ale Ventura via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Friday’s query: Meg Ford: Could legalized and taxed drugs provide enough revenue … Continue reading

  • October 18, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman interviews professor Doug Schwartz at Quinnipiac University’s Polling Institute. Politics professor Doug Schwartz runs the well-respected CBS/New York Times poll at Quinnipiac University. We interviewed him at the university’s Polling Institute for a story on presidential prediction last … Continue reading

  • October 18, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Digital Vision via Getty Images We have four questions today, since they all concern our recent story on polls, professors and prediction markets and yesterday’s afternoon Making Sen$e post on how to make money on presidential prediction markets. R Cooper: … Continue reading