Making Sen$e

Making Sen$e with Paul Solman is a hub of financial resources featuring economic explainers and more.

Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Wednesday's query: Name: Rich Tuloch Question: I learned long, long ago in school that…

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Name: Rich Tuloch Question: I learned long, long ago in school that military spending is a form of economic stimulus. If I am correct, the past administration (President Bush & co.) spent a great deal more money as stimulus than…

Forgive me for not answering a question today, but posting a note about the Fed. Its decision last week: to purchase a further $600 billion of longer-term Treasury securities by the end of the second quarter of 2011, a…

A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour's Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. ........................................................................................................................................... Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What…

A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour's Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. ........................................................................................................................................... Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What is…

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