currency

  • September 5, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    The regional “BerkShare” currency helps support local artists. Watch the full Making Sen$e segment on BerkShares, which aired on the NewsHour Thursday. Photo courtesy of NewsHour In Thursday’s Making Sen$e segment, Paul Solman visits Berkshire County, Massachusetts, to explore the … Continue reading

  • September 5, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    The regional “BerkShare” currency helps support local artists. Watch the full Making Sen$e segment on BerkShares, which aired on the NewsHour Thursday. Photo courtesy of NewsHour. In Thursday’s Making Sen$e segment, Paul Solman visits Berkshire County, Massachusetts, to explore the … Continue reading

  • September 5, 2013  

    Berkshire County in Massachusetts has taken "buy local" to a whole new level by creating their own currency. The BerkShare is now accepted by some 400 businesses throughout that region. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores advantages for both consumers and storefronts. Continue reading

  • February 8, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from Next Avenue readers about what the U.S. Mint can learn from Canada about the penny and why Germany is pulling their gold from the New York Fed. Photo by Flickr user hto2008. Paul Solman frequently … Continue reading

  • February 8, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from Next Avenue readers about what the U.S. Mint can learn from Canada about the penny and why Germany is pulling their gold from the New York Fed. Photo by Flickr user hto2008. Paul Solman frequently … Continue reading

  • March 21, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Business correspondent Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and readers on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: From Thursday’s NewsHour: “The Japanese yen settled near record highs against the U.S. dollar … Continue reading

  • March 21, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    From Thursday’s NewsHour: “The Japanese yen settled near record highs against the U.S. dollar today, which make Japanese exports more expensive. Banks and finance ministers of the G7 are considering measures to decrease its value in order to help with … Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Friday’s query: Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances of almost every … Continue reading

  • February 8, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: Roland Weiser Question: I would appreciate the name of the site where you can … Continue reading

  • February 8, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Roland Weiser Question: I would appreciate the name of the site where you can obtain today’s value for currency in the past. I’m writing a family memoir: my father worked in Cairo, Egypt as a pharmacist in 1906 and … Continue reading

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