Making Sen$e

  • April 16, 2012    

    Photo by Jon Boyes/Getty Images. Tuesday is Tax Day, the deadline for sending your financial self-portrait to the Internal Revenue Service to determine if a refund is headed your way or if you owe Uncle Sam money. For those still … Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012    

    By Elizabeth Shell The Obama administration released the president’s tax return Friday morning, four days ahead of the Tuesday filing date deadline. We’ve spent the day poring over the numbers and highlighted some of the interesting bits in our second-annual … Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012    

    The Obama administration released the president’s tax return Friday morning, four days ahead of the Tuesday filing date deadline. We’ve spent the day poring over the numbers and highlighted some of the interesting bits in our second-annual infographic of the … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012    

    A man participates in the Occupy Wall Street protests on Oct. 4, 2011. See more, including a slideshow, with “A Day With the Occupiers of Wall Street.” Photo by Jackie Weir. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012    

    A man participates in the Occupy Wall Street protests on Oct. 4, 2011. See more, including a slideshow, with “A Day With the Occupiers of Wall Street.” Photo by Jackie Weir. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012    

    Standing with millionaires and their assistants, President Obama made a statement about the ‘Buffett Rule’ on April 11, 2012. Named after the billionaire investor Warren Buffet, the ‘Buffet Rule’ would ensure that the wealthiest Americans pay at least 30 percent … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012    

    Standing with millionaires and their assistants, President Obama made a statement about the ‘Buffett Rule’ on April 11, 2012. Named after the billionaire investor Warren Buffet, the ‘Buffet Rule’ would ensure that the wealthiest Americans pay at least 30 percent … Continue reading

  • April 10, 2012    

    Students participate in a science lab at the University of Illinois-Springfield. Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr user jeremy.wilburn. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is … Continue reading

  • April 10, 2012    

    Students participate in a science lab at the University of Illinois-Springfield. Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr user jeremy.wilburn. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here is … Continue reading

  • April 9, 2012    

    By Elizabeth Shell After three months of 200,000-plus jobs gains, the employment situation for March was worse than expected: a mere 120,000 new jobs added. While the government estimated an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent — down from 8.3 percent … Continue reading