Making Sen$e

  • 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

  • April 8, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Just hours away from a potential government shutdown, Paul Solman speaks via Skype with two economists on the financial implications of the budget impasse in this week’s edition of “Weekonomics: Our Friday Roundup.”

  • April 8, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Just hours away from a potential government shutdown, Paul Solman Skypes with two economists on the financial implications of the budget impasse in this week’s edition of ‘Weekonomics: Our Friday Roundup’.

  • April 7, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Alice Rivlin (seated in green) with Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, during a meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in late 2010. (Photo By Tom … Continue reading

  • April 7, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    I wrote yesterday about a chat with the former head of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, Martin Baily, now of the Brookings Institution. Most striking to me, was his suggestion that there could conceivably be an upside to the … Continue reading