Making Sen$e

  • May 30, 2012    

    Vassar College Commencement on May 20 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images. By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell In researching the growing amount of college loan debt that students are taking on as academic sticker prices steadily … Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012    

    Vassar College Commencement on May 20 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images. In researching the growing amount of college loan debt that students are taking on as academic sticker prices steadily increase, we wondered: Is it possible … Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012    
  • May 29, 2012    

    Highrise condominiums line Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. Chicago, along with Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York and Portland, saw average home prices hit new lows according to the May S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report. Photo by George Rose/Getty Images. The Case-Shiller … Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012    

    Highrise condominiums line Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. Chicago, along with Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York and Portland, saw average home prices hit new lows according to the May S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report. Photo by George Rose/Getty Images. The Case-Shiller … Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012    

    A woman asks for money in Athens next to a newsstand as journalists staged a 24-hour strike to protest cuts to jobs and salaries prompted by the country’s financial recession on May 28. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images. Paul Solman … Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012    

    A woman asks for money in Athens next to a newsstand as journalists staged a 24-hour strike to protest cuts to jobs and salaries prompted by the country’s financial recession on May 28. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images. Paul Solman … Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012    

    Registered nurse Susan Eager pays a house call visit to a patient in Denver, Colo. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here … Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012    

    Registered nurse Susan Eager pays a house call visit to a patient in Denver, Colo. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here … Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012    

    A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Photo by Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Thursday’s query: Name: … Continue reading