financial news

  • June 20, 2013  

    Usually, as a country’s GDP goes up, that nation’s well-being tends to rise as well. But for the last 35 years, as GDP has grown in the United States, Americans’ average happiness hasn’t increased. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to researchers about how they study the connection between money and happiness. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2012  

    While most of our everyday transactions are driven by the marketplace, are there some things money shouldn’t be able to buy — a spot in line, maybe a human life? As part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series, Paul Solman speaks with Harvard professor Michael Sandel about his new book, “What Money Can’t Buy.” Continue reading

  • January 11, 2012  

    Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the question of just how high U.S. tax rates should or shouldn’t be and examines the relationship between economic activity and tax rates. It’s part of his ongoing reporting series, Making Sen$e of financial news. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2011  

    As part of Paul Solman’s reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, The NewsHour has been airing a series on economic inequality. The widening wealth gap in America was examined in a past report, but economist Bob Lerman says those data are flawed because they do not include the value of Social Security and health insurance. Continue reading

  • July 31, 2007  

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is poised to take control of Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, after a key trust decided to accept his offer. A business journalist discusses the deal and its impact on media. Continue reading