Making Sen$e

  • March 21, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Business correspondent Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and readers on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: From Thursday’s NewsHour: “The Japanese yen settled near record highs against the U.S. dollar … Continue reading

  • March 21, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    From Thursday’s NewsHour: “The Japanese yen settled near record highs against the U.S. dollar today, which make Japanese exports more expensive. Banks and finance ministers of the G7 are considering measures to decrease its value in order to help with … Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Friday’s query: Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances of almost every … Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances of almost every individual in the country, and its tendency to encourage spending and discourage saving, why do so many of our public officials and business … Continue reading

  • March 17, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Editor’s note: Join us at 3 p.m. ET Thursday for a chat between Paul Solman, Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation and Derek Thompson of The Atlantic. The discussion will be moderated by PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan and cover the … Continue reading

  • March 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Join us live right here on Thursday, March 17 at 3p.m. ET for a chat between Paul Solman, Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation and Derek Thompson of The Atlantic. The discussion will be moderated by PBS NewsHour Correspondent … Continue reading

  • March 16, 2011   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 Wednesday’s query: Name: Michael Cassady Question: With the suffering from the financial crisis falling mostly on masses … Continue reading

  • March 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Michael Cassady Question: With the suffering from the financial crisis falling mostly on masses of people who were not responsible for causing it, why has there not been a healthy postmortem and acceptance of responsibility before the victims are … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Business correspondent Paul Solman and Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation recently traveled to two counties in Ohio: Crawford and Delaware. Thirty years ago the counties had similar average incomes but they’ve grown apart. The town of Galion in Crawford County … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Solman and Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation recently traveled to two counties in Ohio – Crawford and Delaware. Thirty years ago they had similar average incomes but today, they’ve grown apart. The town of Galion in Crawford … Continue reading