April’s Recent Stories
Economy Jun 27Some Very Specific Mortgage Questions — and Answers
Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news. Paul addresses three queries on housing in Monday's post.
Economy Jun 20Making Sense: Not-So-Simple Solman
Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Monday's query considers whether Paul's audience understands what he's talking about.
Economy Jun 17Is Outsourcing Semi-Skilled Jobs The Problem?
Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Friday's query.
Economy Jun 16The Cat in the Hat
Paul Solman's signature hats have become somewhat of their own celebrity. While Paul regularly answers questions about business and economic news, Thursday's queries are two questions about his bright-brimmed coiffure.
Economy Jun 14Canada? Denmark? Where to Live Your Best Possible Life
There's a new tool out by the OECD to help you determine which country is a perfect match for you, based on essential well-being and living condition indicators.
Economy Jun 13Self-Controlled Kids Prosper as Adults: ‘Fatalistically Depressing’?
A study found that self-control at age 3 predicts financial competence in adulthood. But does that finding make researchers fatalistically depressed or tremendously encouraged?…
Economy Jun 10Comparing the Budget Proposals, Visually
The Washington Post has an informative and interactive graphic to help you sort through some of the various budget proposals, but Paul Solman has a couple of warnings.
Economy Jun 09Why Does Yale Cost $55,000 a Year?
Recently, we caught up with economist Robert Shiller outside the admissions office at Yale University, where he's taught economics since 1982. He suggested we waylay a Yale campus tour -- guide and group -- to get their take on inflation.