Paul's Recent Stories
Making Sen$e Oct 06The unemployment rate and jobs total went down? What’s up?
The unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in September, while the economy lost 33,000 jobs, according to the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest jobs report.
Making Sen$e Oct 05‘Boosting’ to support her habit — one woman’s nightmare
As part of the NewsHour’s series on the opioid epidemic, Paul Solman interviewed Donna Dibo, a former addict who is participating in a jobs training program in Youngstown, Ohio. Dibo recalled her struggling with opioid addiction and its impact on…
Economy Sep 28Ellen Pao on her gender discrimination suit: ‘If I didn’t do it, then who would?’
Ellen Pao’s new book, “Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change,” chronicles her career in Silicon Valley and gender discrimination lawsuit against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao recently spoke with PBS NewsHour economics correspondent…
Economy Sep 21How will climate change impact future floods and flood insurance?
NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Columbia University professor Radley Horton about climate change and flood insurance.
Making Sen$e Sep 01Jobs grade for August: a ‘mild disappointment’
The economy added 156,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate remained largely unchanged at 4.4 percent.
Making Sen$e Aug 10Stopping Superbugs
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Economy Aug 04How Uber drivers game the app and force surge pricing
A new economics paper says Uber’s drivers are in revolt.
Economy Aug 03Why so many companies have stopped trying to create new antibiotics
Dr. John Rex discusses the growing concerns around antibacterial resistance and why so many companies have stopped trying to create new drugs.
Economy Jul 27Why seasonal businesses depend on foreign workers
Cape Cod businesses are struggling with a dearth of workers this summer after Congress restricted the number of H-2B visas -- temporary work visas that grant employers permission to supplement their American workforce with a limited number of international workers.
Economy Jul 20How do we invest in the future of humanity? Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom explains
Economics correspondent Paul Solman recently traveled to Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute. And yes, there is an institute that studies only that -- the future of the human race.