About Kristen @k2doe
Kristen Doerer is the digital reporter-producer for PBS NewsHour’s Making Sen$e.
Kristen’s Recent Stories
Economy Sep 18Is the fracking boom causing a dropout boom?
New energy extraction technologies have increased local incomes, especially for low-skilled workers, while also raising high school dropout rates for young men.
Economy Sep 11What economists learned from your eBay haggling
By listing certain numbers on eBay, economists suggest sellers are signaling their desire to sell quickly — even if it's at a lower price.
Nation Sep 08Why you need to watch the Serena vs. Venus match tonight
No. 1 Serena Williams will duel her sister Venus Williams, ranked no. 23, in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open at 7 p.m. EDT tonight. You do not want to miss this match of tennis royalty. Here's why.
Economy Sep 04What does the August jobs report mean for the Fed?
The U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in August — the lowest it’s been since April 2008.
Economy Aug 31Taxes matter in mutual fund investments
Millions of baby boomers who are set to retire over the next few years may someday regret that they did not pay more attention to the tax implications of their mutual fund investments during their working lives.
Economy Aug 28The U.S. foreclosure crisis was not just a subprime event
While the U.S. foreclosure crisis began with subprime mortgages, it became a much broader phenomenon and mainly included prime mortgages.
Economy Aug 24Tumultuous day of trading sends stocks on roller coaster ride
After a midday recovery, U.S. stock markets dove once again. At close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had lost nearly 600 points, and the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ lost roughly 4 percent.
Economy Aug 24UPDATE: Stock markets down after volatile day of trading
Stock markets plummeted this morning, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 1,000 points, or 5 percent, at opening, before rebounding and making back most of its gains by noon. As of 12:15 p.m. EDT Monday, the Dow…
Economy Aug 17Your guide to China’s devaluation of its currency
Global stock markets have been on a roller coaster ride since Tuesday, when China's central bank abruptly devalued the yuan. Do you know what's going on?…
Economy Aug 07Why the jobs report data spell trouble for the Phillips curve
The Phillips curve assumes an inverse relationship between unemployment and inflation rates. But today, both inflation rates and unemployment are low, contradicting some long-held economic assumptions.