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  • January 26, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    By “hits,” I mean Merle Hazard’s Golden Newbie Euro-crisis Euro-tunes, as well as the Internet views that they’ve been garnering. Monday’s post: The Pain in Spain Falls Plainly from Merle’s Brain. Yesterday’s: Erin Go Broke. And today, the world debut … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s post puts the economic woes of the Emerald Isle to music. The lyrics are Hazard’s, though I confess to have taken crack at them myself and then, at some risk to my ego, sent both sets of lyrics — … Continue reading

  • January 24, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    The first of this week’s series of posts from the ever-melodic, ever-economic Merle Hazard debuts today: a ditty on the plight of Spain.

  • January 21, 2011  

    Many of you have asked how the relaunched PBS NewsHour is doing now that we’ve celebrated our first birthday. The short answer is: very well. Simon Marks, president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, recently recapped the past year of our evolution for TV critics’ in Los Angeles. Here’s a look at how we’ve changed on-air and online. Continue reading

  • January 21, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Many of you have asked how the relaunched PBS NewsHour is doing, now that we’ve celebrated our first birthday. The short answer is: very well. Simon Marks, president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, recently prepared a more detailed answer for a TV … Continue reading

  • January 21, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Friday’s post consists of a Web chat with the Elvis of economics, the Ferlin Husky of finance, the Charlie McCoy of micro, the Jimmy Dean of the dismal science — star of the country-and-western macrocosm, investment adviser Jon Shayne who … Continue reading

  • January 21, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Friday’s post consists of a Web chat with the Elvis of economics, the Ferlin Husky of finance, the Charlie McCoy of micro, the Jimmy Dean of the dismal science — star of the country-and-western macrocosm, investment advisor Jon Shayne who … Continue reading

  • January 20, 2011   BY Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell  

    In its heyday, it boasted nearly two million people, the world’s premier automobile industry, the world’s most popular music (Motown), and perhaps the country’s most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit’s population is down 50 percent, as are wages in … Continue reading

  • January 20, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    In its heyday it boasted nearly two million people; the world’s premier industry (autos); the world’s most popular music (Motown); and perhaps the country’s most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit’s population is down 50 percent; so are wages in … Continue reading

  • January 19, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Sam Question: I immensely enjoy your segments on PBS. I am intrigued by the concept of trade, and the argument presented by many economists that it raises the standard of living in a country’s economy even if it appears … Continue reading