Making Sen$e

  • January 3, 2012    

    Photo by RunPhoto via Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: Paul Johnson, Ph.D., cardiovascular physiologist and adjunct professor of … Continue reading

  • January 3, 2012    

    Photo by RunPhoto via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: Paul Johnson, Ph.D., cardiovascular physiologist and adjunct professor of … Continue reading

  • January 2, 2012    

    Image by Spark Studio via Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Ben Sands Question: Instead of discussing “fairness” in … Continue reading

  • January 2, 2012    

    Image by Spark Studio via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Ben Sands Question: Instead of discussing “fairness” in … Continue reading

  • December 29, 2011  

    From the jobless rate to a discouraging housing market and an aggravated lot of indebted college graduates, the year’s defining economic stories kept a downbeat theme. Ray Suarez discusses 2011’s economic impact with The Atlantic’s Don Peck, the University of Pennsylvania’s Annette Lareau and The Chicago Sun-Times’ Terry Savage. Continue reading

  • December 28, 2011    

    This penultimate post from Our Man in Beijing, standup economist Yoram Bauman, chronicles a true test: doing jokes in front of a Chinese audience. The responses are instructive, as are Yoram’s responses during the Q&A. His answer about horses and … Continue reading

  • December 28, 2011   BY  

    This penultimate post from Our Man in Beijing, standup economist Yoram Bauman, chronicles a true test: doing jokes in front of a Chinese audience. The responses are instructive, as are Yoram’s responses during the Q&A. His answer about horses and … Continue reading

  • December 27, 2011    

    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. It’s the monthly moment for Case-Shiller/S&P, the most widely followed index of U.S. housing prices, and Tuesday’s numbers are a distinct downer, prices dropping at an annual rate of over 1 percent, though only half … Continue reading

  • December 27, 2011    

    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. It’s the monthly moment for Case-Shiller/S&P, the most widely followed index of U.S. housing prices, and Tuesday’s numbers are a distinct downer, prices dropping at an annual rate of over 1 percent, though only half … Continue reading

  • December 23, 2011    

    Photo by flickr user Ian Britton. “We’re all peacocks. We all like to show off.” That’s what Milton Pedraza, CEO of the Luxury Institute, told us recently in a conversation about changes in spending trends amid an “hourglass” economy. He … Continue reading