- If the stock markets of the world all drop 10-20 percent simultaneously, are we as Americans significantly worse off?
Question/Comment: Would you please clarify something for me that I am struggling to understand? If the stock markets of the world all drop 10-20 percent simultaneously, are we as Americans, or any other nationality, significantly worse off? If, relatively speaking, … Continue reading
Paul Solman: This afternoon’s question comes from the steward of The Business Desk who wrote, moments ago: “I don’t know how you feel about this, but I thought maybe you could do another response to the day? The market just … Continue reading
Stocks opened higher Tuesday morning, but financial markets remained troubled a day after the House voted down a $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector that the Bush administration and congressional leaders had agreed was necessary. Continue reading
- Do you believe that some of the run up in oil prices is based on speculation in the commodoties markets?
Question/Comment: Do you believe that some of the run up in oil prices is based on speculation in the commodities markets? My understanding is that the amount of funds et al. playing in oil futures has risen more than 70 … Continue reading
- How can a nation with manufacturing employment being replaced by “service” jobs expect to have a trade balance with the rest of the world?
Question/Comment: Did you ever hear about the two old ladies who made a precarious living taking in each other’s laundry? My question is this: how can a nation with manufacturing employment being replaced by “service” jobs expect to have a … Continue reading
The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped a record 14,000 this week, but other concerns about the economy remained, including an increase in housing foreclosures. A columnist explains the economic factors. Continue reading