Making Sen$e

  • November 24, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    An amended answer today to a question answered imperfectly (or worse) last month. The email, from Bruce Temple, was in response to one of our stories on the foreclosure crisis and read as follows: In tonight’s episode you asked one … Continue reading

  • November 23, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Today we present Tool$ Tuesday- the first in a series of online calculators and tools that I or others on the Making Sen$e team have actually used. The primary purpose is to present tools that we have found helpful in … Continue reading

  • November 23, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    UPDATE NOV. 25, 2010 | Editor’s Note: See update at end of post. Today we present Tool$ Tuesday- the first in a series of online calculators and tools that I or others on the Making Sen$e team have actually used. … Continue reading

  • November 22, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Howard Herbst Question: Republicans say they want to keep the Bush tax cuts for … Continue reading

  • November 22, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Howard Herbst Question: Republicans say they want to keep the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to protect small businesses. Can’t the tax code be quickly and easily redesigned to allow small business income reported on an individual (personal) … Continue reading

  • November 19, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    “The Fed chairman’s message, though scholarly in tone, was unusually blunt,” wrote the Wall Street Journal, “laying blame for inflationary pressures in emerging markets and for tensions over currencies on countries like China.” The Financial Times underscored another theme: “Mr. … Continue reading

  • November 19, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    For a speech by a Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke’s remarks on “global rebalancing” certainly weren’t designed to fly under the radar. “The Fed chairman’s message, though scholarly in tone, was unusually blunt,” wrote the Wall Street Journal, “laying blame … Continue reading

  • November 19, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    “We titled the book ‘All the Devils are Here’,” said Joe Nocera’s co-author, Bethany McLean, “because in the wake of the crisis there has been this search for a simplistic answer. Ah! Fannie and Freddie, they must be the villains! … Continue reading

  • November 18, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    “We titled the book ‘All the Devils are Here’,” said Joe Nocera’s co-author, Bethany McLean, “because in the wake of the crisis there has been this search for a simplistic answer. Ah! Fannie and Freddie, they must be the villains! … Continue reading

  • November 18, 2010  

    Paul Solman speaks with Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, authors of “All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis” about the villains of the financial crisis. It’s part of his ongoing series, Making Sen$e of Financial News. Continue reading