Making Sen$e

  • April 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Editor’s Note: The First Family’s 2010 tax return was released today. We’ve pulled out some of the more interesting numbers in a graphic. Here’s the snapshot: the Obamas reported an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096, about $3.78 million less than … Continue reading

  • April 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Editor’s Note: The First Family’s 2010 tax return was released today and we’ve pulled out some of the more interesting numbers in a graphic for you. Here’s the snapshot: the Obamas reported an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096, about $3.78 … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Financial professionals work the phones on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Scott Question: If my company’s stock is currently $10 and then in a month goes to $20, how does this doubling show up on a company’s balance sheet? And if it does not show up on a firm’s balance … Continue reading

  • April 13, 2011  

    As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how raising the debt ceiling again would affect the U.S. bond market. Continue reading

  • April 13, 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: George Sacco Question: In these economic reports there never seems to be any comment … Continue reading

  • April 13, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: George Sacco Question: In these economic reports there never seems to be any comment and analysis about the real effects of unemployment on families: how kids are impacted at school, how families have to move in with grandparents, how … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Tax day is breathing down our necks: just under one week left to file. And that’s including this year’s three-day extension; tax day bumped from the traditional April 15th to the 18th, since D.C. government workers have the day off … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Tax day is breathing down our necks: just under one week left to file. And that’s including this year’s three-day extension; tax day bumped from the traditional April 15th to the 18th since DC government workers are off Friday (the … Continue reading

  • April 11, 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 Monday’s query: Name: Michael Cassady Question: As I read deeper into the details about the financial crisis, … Continue reading