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    December 23, 2013  

    NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. Generics, generally thought to be less expensive, can actually vary widely in price from pharmacy to pharmacy, causing some to skip medications altogether. Continue reading

  • May 24, 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 Tuesday’s query: Name: William Bair Question: What, if anything, is be done on the rise of oil? … Continue reading

  • May 24, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: William Bair Question: What, if anything, is be done on the rise of oil? For me, I ride a bicycle for six months and go to Guatemala for three which leaves three months for gasoline use.

  • May 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A complaint lodged with the PBS Ombudsman that was passed along after Friday’s broadcast and seemed worth answering in a public forum. “I do not understand why Paul Solman did not challenge Roberto Rigobon when he said rising prices were … Continue reading

  • May 13, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    John Williams is an economic extremist. He thinks a collapse of the U.S. dollar and hyperinflation are just around the corner and that gold is therefore the best bet around. He thinks the government manipulates the economic data to make … Continue reading

  • March 23, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Ever wonder why a gallon of gas will cost $3.21 today, $3.12 yesterday and maybe $3.79 next week? The price of the gas at the pump fluctuates mainly with the price of crude oil, plus a time lag. The price … 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 8, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    You may have noticed that gas prices are up rather dramatically, in tandem with the drama in the Middle East and North Africa. No coincidence, obviously. The fear of supply disruptions, sabotaged wells, and turmoil in general have driven up … Continue reading

  • March 8, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    You may have noticed that gas prices are up rather dramatically, in tandem with the drama in the Middle East and North Africa. No coincidence, obviously. The fear of supply disruptions, sabotaged wells, turmoil in general, has driven up the … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

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