About Kristen @k2doe
Kristen Doerer is the digital reporter-producer for PBS NewsHour’s Making Sen$e.
Kristen’s Recent Stories
Economy Dec 11Does the EB-5 visa program take advantage of investors?
Wealthy foreigners have invested $500,000 each into Vermont's Jay Peak Resort through the EB-5 immigrant investor program. Now, they aren't so sure they will get their money back.
Economy Dec 0910 things you didn’t know about ‘immigration for the 1 percent’
If you’re a wealthy foreigner with half a million dollars to spare, you can jump to the front of the line to come to the U.S. The EB-5, a little-known employment-based visa program for foreign investors, has soared in popularity…
Economy Dec 04The one fact you probably didn’t pick up on in November’s jobs report
The U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs in November, beating out economists’ forecasts of 200,000, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5 percent.
Economy Nov 27Why it’s OK to splurge on Black Friday, according to a behavioral economist
Dan Ariely says go ahead, buy that new ski jacket on Black Friday. As a behavioral economist at Duke University, he's studied how people can successfully indulge one day, and then resume normal spending practices for the rest of the…
Economy Nov 06Do October’s job numbers signal good times (and an interest rate hike) to come?
The U.S. economy added 271,000 jobs in October, nudging the unemployment rate down to 5 percent.
Economy Oct 27The Highway Trust Fund keeps bridges from falling down, but will Congress reauthorize it?
Keeping U.S. roads and bridges safe requires federal funding, but lawmakers can't agree on how to pay for the Highway Trust Fund.
Making Sen$e Oct 23I charged my kids interest on loans, and now they’re outsmarting me
Economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with Doug Miller, an employee at New Belgium Brewery, about the company's financial literacy classes. Miller brought that new-found knowledge home and taught his kids. Little did he know how savvy they would become.
Economy Oct 12Poverty expert Angus Deaton awarded Nobel prize in economics
Princeton economist Angus Deaton was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science on Monday for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.
Economy Oct 02Dispiriting job growth in September jobs report
The U.S. economy added a mere 142,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.1 percent.
Economy Sep 28Why are there so few public companies in the U.S.?
The number of public companies in the U.S. decreased, while the number of mergers increased.