Making Sen$e

  • May 17, 2012    

    Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo by Flickr user futureatlas.com via a Creative Commons license. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Thursday’s query: Name: … Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012    

    A pile of money from around the world — currencies of the U.S. (dollar), U.K. (pound), and Europe (euro). Creative Commons photo courtesy flickr user Images_of_Money. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news … Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012    

    A pile of money from around the world — currencies of the U.S. (dollar), U.K. (pound), and Europe (euro). Creative Commons photo courtesy flickr user Images_of_Money. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here … Continue reading

  • May 15, 2012    

    A waitress carries a pizza to customers at Gino’s East restaurant in Chicago. Wait staff in Illinois earn $2.13 an hour, before tips. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business … Continue reading

  • May 15, 2012    

    A waitress carries a pizza to customers at Gino’s East restaurant in Chicago. Wait staff in Illinois earn $2.13 an hour, before tips. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on … Continue reading

  • May 14, 2012    

    Image of “Curious Behaviors” used with permission of the Financial Security Project at Boston College. A suggestion for those pondering retirement: a [new interactive video tool](http://fsp.bc.edu/curious/) introduced by old friend Alicia Munnell, professor of management, director of the Center for … Continue reading

  • May 14, 2012    

    Image of “Curious Behaviors” used with permission of the Financial Security Project at Boston College. A suggestion for those pondering retirement: a new interactive video tool introduced by old friend Alicia Munnell, professor of management, director of the Center for … Continue reading

  • May 11, 2012    

    Finance professor Zvi Bodie talks to Paul Solman in 2011 about pension woes. In response to our post of May 9 on the benefits of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, this arrived from the eminent finance guru from Boston University, FoM¢* Zvi … Continue reading

  • May 11, 2012    

    Finance professor Zvi Bodie talks to Paul Solman in 2011 about pension woes. In response to our post of May 9 on the benefits of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, this arrived from the eminent finance guru from Boston University, FoM¢* Zvi … Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012    

    “The Scream,” painted by Edvard Munch in 1895, sold at a record price of $119.9 million on May 2. A few belated thoughts on the economics of art in the wake of the $120 million price fetched by Edvard Munch’s … Continue reading