Making Sen$e

  • November 8, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Forgive me for not answering a question today, but posting a note about the Fed. Its decision last week: to purchase a further $600 billion of longer-term Treasury securities by the end of the second quarter of 2011, a pace … Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour’s Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What is this telling … Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour’s Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What is this telling … Continue reading

  • November 4, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    This entry is cross-posted on the Making Sen$e page, where correspondent Paul Solman answers your economic and business questions “It’s the economy, stupid.” (Bill Clinton, 1992) “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” (Ronald Reagan, 1980) … Continue reading

  • November 4, 2010   BY Elizabeth Shell 

    You know baby, in the years I’ve been your central banker We’ve done a lot of overnight repo lending And it’s been good, it’s been so good But the economic situation has gotten serious now And baby, one night just … Continue reading

  • November 3, 2010   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Just a few hours ago, polls across the country closed, election races were called, and the most expensive mid-term election cycle in U.S. history came to an end. And the television and radio airwaves will no longer be deluged with … Continue reading

  • November 2, 2010  

    Paul Solman tracks the outside money pouring into some campaigns and examines how big of an influence they have. This is all part of his regular reporting on ‘Making Sense of Financial News’. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2010   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: Dick Levinson Question: While I admire your intelligence and integrity, your recent piece on … Continue reading

  • October 28, 2010   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 Thursday’s query: Name: John Magill Question: Regarding your Oct.14 article on foreclosures and specifically the woman who … Continue reading

  • October 27, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Editor’s Note: In Show Me the Mortgage, Paul Solman talked to “the dean of the bankruptcy bar,” North Carolina lawyer Max Gardner, about the possibly fraudulent paperwork banks are under investigation for using. Gardner answers viewer and reader mortgage questions. … Continue reading