Making Sen$e

  • November 10, 2011    

    Photo by Lilli Day / Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Thursday’s query: Name: Curt Carpenter Question: I would really like to see … Continue reading

  • November 9, 2011    

    Economic analysis of a local, family-run bread bakery is the topic of the latest dispatch from Yoram Bauman, our temporary economist-in-residence in China. Using his improving (but still a bit limited) language skills and a visit to the local Wu-Mart, … Continue reading

  • November 9, 2011    

    An economic analysis of a local, family-run bread bakery is the topic of the latest dispatch from Yoram Bauman, our temporary economist-in-residence in China. Using his improving (but still a bit limited) language skills and a visit to the local … Continue reading

  • November 8, 2011   BY  

    A national flag of Greece flies outside the Greek stock exchange in Athens. Photo by Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg via Getty Images. In Greece last summer for the NewsHour, we interviewed a plain-spoken, candid economist named Manos Matsaganis. As the Parthenon posed … Continue reading

  • November 8, 2011   BY  

    A national flag of Greece flies outside the Greek stock exchange in Athens. Photo by Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg via Getty Images. In Greece last summer for the NewsHour, we interviewed a plain-spoken, candid economist named Manos Matsaganis. As the Parthenon posed … Continue reading

  • November 7, 2011    

      A year ago July, we did a story on “private equity” featuring journalist Josh Kosman, who’d written a book, “The Buyout of America.” In it, Kosman blamed private equity firms for buying companies with borrowed money, taking huge fees … Continue reading

  • November 7, 2011    

    A year ago July, we did a story on “private equity” featuring journalist Josh Kosman, who’d written a book, “The Buyout of America.” In it, Kosman blamed private equity firms for buying companies with borrowed money, taking huge fees for … Continue reading

  • November 4, 2011    

    Khalifah Varnado reads a help wanted post card during the Arizona Workforce Connection Career Expo at the Arizona State Fair Grounds in Phoenix, Ariz. Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images. As expected, unemployment in the U.S. was little changed in October, … Continue reading

  • November 4, 2011    

    Khalifah Varnado reads a help wanted post card during the Arizona Workforce Connection Career Expo at the Arizona State Fair Grounds in Phoenix, Ariz. Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images. As expected, unemployment in the U.S. was little changed in October, … Continue reading

  • November 2, 2011    

    Photo of Occupy Wall Street by Getty Images. While shooting at the end of day recently at Zuccotti Park, I was heckled twice while “re-asking” several questions. That is, with only one camera, it’s impossible to create a dialogue between … Continue reading