About Kristen @k2doe
Kristen Doerer is the digital reporter-producer for PBS NewsHour’s Making Sen$e.
Kristen’s Recent Stories
World Aug 22Do U.S. Navy collisions weaken our defense against a North Korean missile attack?
Two U.S. Navy ships, previously tasked with patrolling the Pacific are now out of commission. What does this mean for our missile defense capability?…
Making Sen$e Aug 04July jobs report closes the near decade-long jobs gap
Employers added 209,000 jobs in July, continuing a long trend of substantial job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down to 4.3 percent.
Economy Jul 28CEO pay down — to ‘only’ 271 times that of the typical worker
The CEOs at America's largest firms made an average of $15.6 million in 2016, according to a new report by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute.
Nation Jul 055 important stories that have nothing to do with Trump’s tweets
After another week and another series of Trump tweets that stole the media’s attention, these important stories may have gotten lost in your news feed.
Economy May 30The demand for nursing isn’t going away. Will more men join their ranks?
The problem is these health care jobs are associated with women’s work and with women’s pay.
Economy May 165 misconceptions that might hurt your credit score
If these misconceptions are not righted, they can hurt your score and, in turn, the credit available to you.
Economy May 055 takeaways from April’s jobs report
The U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs in April, putting us on track to close the jobs gap within the year. Here are some other numbers that matter.
Economy Apr 18Why Americans aren’t good at rebounding from financial emergencies — and how you can get better
A new Pew report finds many American families -- even those with some savings -- aren’t financially resilient. So what can you do to improve?…
Nation Apr 105 important stories that are totally free of politics
These stories didn't prompt breaking news alerts last week, but they're still important. Here's why.
Economy Apr 07The U.S. economy added a mere 98,000 jobs while the unemployment rate went down. How does that work?
The unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in March, the lowest since the Great Recession. But the U.S. economy added far fewer jobs than expected.