financial crisis

  • April 8, 2011    

    Just hours away from a potential government shutdown, Paul Solman speaks via Skype with two economists on the financial implications of the budget impasse in this week’s edition of “Weekonomics: Our Friday Roundup.”

  • April 7, 2011    

    Alice Rivlin (seated in green) with Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, during a meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in late 2010. (Photo By Tom … Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011    

    Video shot and produced by Elizabeth Shell. Returning from tours in Iraq or Afghanistan (and sometimes both), American veterans struggle to adjust to civilian life: many are still grappling with what they experienced in combat and, as we recently reported, … Continue reading

  • April 4, 2011    

    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 Monday’s query: Name: Paul Menzel Question: I understand that it is more profitable for high-tech companies to … Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011    

    One brief comment on the jobs numbers. The net addition of 216,000 jobs, from the so-called payroll survey, is respectable. But the “household survey” reports roughly the same number of unemployed Americans: 13.5 million. You can’t tell a lot from … Continue reading

  • March 31, 2011    

    Editor’s Note | If you’re one of the millions of Americans who filled out a college basketball national championship bracket this year, odds are you’re out of luck. ESPN reports that only two brackets out of over 5.9 million submissions … Continue reading

  • March 31, 2011    

    Editor’s Note: On Friday’s NewsHour: an eye-opening look at the fate of many veterans attempting to transition back into a tough job market. Today, there are over two million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And despite government … Continue reading

  • March 30, 2011    

    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 Wednesday’s query: Name: Alex Question: Maybe it’s my background as a college instructor (and union member), but … Continue reading

  • March 29, 2011    

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the nation grew almost ten percent over the last decade — from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010. The country’s racial mix has shifted, too. The number of people that identify … Continue reading

  • March 28, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and readers about business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Dr. Gene Audette Question: Every year it’s prognostications, prognostications. But seldom do “columns” like yours … Continue reading