Making Sen$e

  • December 2, 2011    

    Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images. Editor’s note, 11:22 am EST: all figures have been checked and confirmed against the now-available BLS data. It seems we aren’t the only ones hanging on every number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics this … Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011    

    Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images. Editor’s note, 11:22 am EST: all figures have been checked and confirmed against the now-available BLS data. It seems we aren’t the only ones hanging on every number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics this … Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011  

    Republicans have been saying that businesses aren’t hiring because of uncertainty about regulation, the cost of health insurance and the cost of borrowing money. As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman traveled to Tennessee to see if companies are creating more paying jobs in the Volunteer State. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2011    

    Peter Steiner is the New Yorker cartoonist best known for his 1993 cartoon of two dogs looking at a computer monitor as one says to the other: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” He sent us an economics … Continue reading

  • December 1, 2011    

    Peter Steiner is the New Yorker cartoonist best known for his 1993 cartoon of two dogs looking at a computer monitor as one says to the other: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” He sent us an economics … Continue reading

  • November 30, 2011    

    Photo and post by Elizabeth Shell. Recently, Puppet Underground and Occupy DC hosted a ‘Roving Kabaret’ (‘K’ as in K St., which is one of the locations where the organization has set up tent) of various theatrical troupes that support … Continue reading

  • November 30, 2011    

    Photo by Elizabeth Shell. Recently, Puppet Underground and Occupy DC hosted a ‘Roving Kabaret’ (‘K’ as in K St., which is one of the locations where the organization has set up tent) of various theatrical troupes that support the Occupy … Continue reading

  • 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 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