Making Sen$e

  • November 11, 2011    

    A homeless U.S. military veteran stands in line for free winter clothing at a ‘Stand Down’ event hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Organizers say the homeless veteran population has surged in recent years along with the high unemployment … Continue reading

  • November 11, 2011  

    More than 12 percent of the roughly 2 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were jobless last month, compared to 9 percent of the total population. As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman looks at the problems many service members face in finding a job back home. Continue reading

  • November 10, 2011    

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

  • 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