Making Sen$e

  • February 7, 2012    

    The Arsos container ship is unloaded at the Port of Miami in Florida; Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Marc Whitehead sends the follow-up question below after reading Paul’s thoughts on tariffs from early January: If we put a … Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012    

    Standard & Poor’s Headquarters in Lower Manhattan. Photo by B64 via Wikimedia Commons. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here are a trio of queries for Monday: … Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012    

    Standard & Poor’s Headquarters in Lower Manhattan. Photo by B64 via Wikimedia Commons. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here are a trio of queries for Monday: … Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012    

    Recruiter Esther Aranza reviews job seeker Andrew Jack Jr.’s resume during a career fair in Texas. Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg via Getty Images. By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell. The unemployment rate continued to trend downward Friday, reaching 8.3 … Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012    

    Recruiter Esther Aranza reviews job seeker Andrew Jack Jr.’s resume during a career fair in Texas. Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg via Getty Images. The unemployment rate continued to trend downward Friday, reaching 8.3 percent, the lowest rate in three … Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012    

    Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images. More signs that the U.S. economy may not be headed into a strong recovery just yet: unemployment was at 8.6 percent in January, with underemployment up to 18.7 percent. But wait a minute. … Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012   BY  

    Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images. More signs that the U.S. economy may not be headed into a strong recovery just yet: unemployment was at 8.6 percent in January, with underemployment up to 18.7 percent. But wait a minute. … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012    

    NewsHour image by Vanessa Dennis. Sources: State Department, USAID. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Wednesdays query: John E. Tucker asks: Could reducing U.S foreign aid … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012    

    NewsHour image by Vanessa Dennis. Sources: State Department, USAID Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience about business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Wednesdays query: John E. Tucker asks: Could reducing U.S foreign aid … Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012    

    Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images. The monthly housing data released Tuesday by Standard and Poor’s Case-Shiller Index came with sparse good news. Home prices have declined yet again, continuing their wobbly down-up-down decline after the market bubble burst in 2006. … Continue reading