Making Sen$e

  • November 29, 2011    

    Image by Fusion via Getty Images. Making Sen$e reporter/producer Elizabeth Shell files most of this post on Tuesday’s Case-Shiller housing index. The punchline: housing prices declined in September — not a good sign. Here’s her summary of the data (including … Continue reading

  • November 28, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Godwin Ohiwerei Question: Are we addicted to war? How come we never actually bother about … Continue reading

  • November 28, 2011    

    Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Godwin Ohiwerei Question: Are we addicted to war? How come we never actually bother about … Continue reading

  • November 25, 2011    

    Photo by Justin Sullivan/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 Friday’s query: Name: Jack McBroom Question: My first mortgage in 1970 was at … Continue reading

  • November 25, 2011    

    Photo by Justin Sullivan/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 Friday query: Name: Jack McBroom Question: My first mortgage in 1970 was at a … Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011    

    Trader at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images. The U.S. markets lie as still today as the birds on America’s platters, but the same cannot be said for fluttering Europe, or anywhere else in the … Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011    

    Trader at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images. The U.S. markets lie as still today as the birds on America’s platters, but the same cannot be said for fluttering Europe, or anywhere else in the … Continue reading

  • November 23, 2011    

    Paul Solman: Today’s Making Sen$e post comes courtesy of the page’s web chief, Elizabeth Shell. A majority of first-time working mothers are now receiving paid maternity leave — a first since the government started tracking the data in the early … Continue reading

  • November 23, 2011    

    Paul Solman: Today’s Making Sen$e post comes courtesy of the page’s web chief, Elizabeth Shell. A majority of first-time working mothers are now receiving paid maternity leave — a first since the government started tracking the data in the early … Continue reading

  • November 22, 2011    

    I’ve been saying the following to friends and colleagues for months now: In all my many years as a business and economics reporter, I have never seen a greater cognitive dissonance than in the current coverage of the U.S. bond … Continue reading