By Paul Solman, Kelly Chen and Sarah Svoboda Black tar heroin. Photo via the City of Wichita police department. Note: We’ve been exploring economic inequality in America this week, and thought it an opportune moment to share something we had … Continue reading
Pretty fracking cool, if you’ll pardon our Battlestar Galactica reaction to this video from Studio 20 at New York University. Whether or not the method of natural gas extraction known as “fracking” is more costly than beneficial is the economic … Continue reading
Video edited by Elizabeth Shell. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s story on abandoned housing demolition in Cleveland, we’re posting a short video. A show-and-tell about one vacant property, it covers all the bases – from the bank unloading to a … Continue reading
Friday on the NewsHour, New York Times finance specialist Gretchen Morgenson and co-author Josh Rosner, a longtime housing analyst, talk about their new bestseller, “Reckless Endangerment” (no. 17 on the Times list this week). The book is a sustained indictment … Continue reading
Gwen Ifill and David Chalian marvel at the fact that more Republican candidates, including former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, are getting into the 2012 race in late June. Continue reading
Cyber attacks are having a big impact on governments, businesses, individuals and even PBS, the NewsHour and Frontline. Judy Woodruff examines the proliferation of criminal hacking and its fallout with ICANN security chief Jeff Moss, Alan Paller of The SANS Institute and cyber threat consultant Mischel Kwon. Continue reading
Name: Peter Anderheggen Question: I recently heard that in 2011, the nation, on the whole, is paying substantially less in taxes than it did in the nineteen fifties. I do not know if this is true or just a spin.
Name: Will G. Knox Question: Safety of TIPs? Paul Solman: The shortest question ever received on the Business Desk demands a rather more discursive answer. As longtime readers of this page may recall, my own family’s retirement fund is heavily … Continue reading