About Kristen @k2doe
Kristen Doerer is the digital reporter-producer for PBS NewsHour’s Making Sen$e.
Kristen’s Recent Stories
Economy Jun 21How much does it cost to leave the workforce to care for a child? A lot more than you think.
Two out of every three American children under the age of 5 whose parents both live together need child care because both parents work. The average cost for two kids -- an infant and a 4-year-old -- in a child…
Economy Jun 21Can you guess how many Americans have absolutely no savings at all?
Sixty-six million Americans have zero dollars saved for an emergency expense -- zero -- and 28 percent have only six months worth of savings, according to a new report by Bankrate.
World Jun 08Sharapova plans to appeal two-year suspension from tennis
During the Australian Open in January, the Russian tennis player tested positive for the banned drug meldonium, a metabolic modulator.
Economy Jun 03May’s pitiful jobs report ends hopes for June rate hike
The U.S. economy added a mere 38,000 jobs in May (and no, that is not a typo).
Economy May 24Will the new overtime regulations help or hurt the economy?
Last week, the Obama administration unveiled new overtime regulations that would double the salary threshold that automatically entitles workers to overtime pay to $47,476.
Economy May 17Obama administration extends overtime protections to 4.2 million workers
If you’re a salaried employee who makes under $47,476 a year, you will now be paid time and a half for every hour you work over 40 hours a week.
Economy May 06Job gains fall short, but wages see upswing
The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate remained at 5 percent.
Nation Apr 20Harriet Tubman to join Jackson on $20 bill; suffragists added to $10
Harriet Tubman, an African American abolitionist who led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, will have her portrait placed on the front of the $20 bill.
Making Sen$e Apr 15You aren’t Warren Buffett. Stop trying to invest like him.
Personal finance doesn’t have to be complicated, say journalist Helaine Olen and University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack. Their new book, “The Index Card,” asserts that all the financial information you need could fit on one 3-by-5-inch index card.
Economy Apr 06Labor Department’s new rule offers more protections for retirement savers
This morning, the Department of Labor announced a new rule meant to legally hold financial advisers to your best interest.