Making Sen$e

  • March 30, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

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

  • March 30, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Alex Question: Maybe it’s my background as a college instructor (and union member), but Paul Solman’s tone in his inquiry into GM workers’ wages raised my hackles. It may be that the intent was didactic — to instruct viewers … Continue reading

  • March 29, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    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 29, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    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   BY Paul Solman  

    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

  • March 28, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Dr. Gene Audette Question: Every year it’s prognostications, prognostications. But seldom do “columns” like yours do a retrospective to compare what was predicted to what actually occurred, and to get the same prognosticator to have to defend his/her predictions … Continue reading

  • March 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman 

    On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman answered a reader’s comment about the need to remember what happened that day. Richard R. Palmer: March 25 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle … Continue reading

  • March 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Richard R. Palmer, MD Question: I hope that prior to the 25th of March you will note on the show that March 25 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. (Perhaps you agree with me that after … Continue reading

  • March 24, 2011  

    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of economic news, Paul Solman examines the struggles to close the widening U.S. inequality gap, even as the economy improves. Continue reading