A Greek flag flies next to a statue of Socrates in Athens. IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Wednesday warned of the risk of "contamination" if Greece quits the euro and said the eurozone might therefore see the value of…

Banner protesting austerity measures in Brussels, Belgium. Photo by Morgan Till/PBS NewsHour. Restricted as this page usually is to questions (and answers), its posts can, I realize, seem more than a bit off the news. This is especially true…

A pile of money from around the world -- currencies of the U.S. (dollar), U.K. (pound), and Europe (euro). Creative Commons photo courtesy flickr user Images_of_Money. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic…

A waitress carries a pizza to customers at Gino's East restaurant in Chicago. Wait staff in Illinois earn $2.13 an hour, before tips. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on…

Finance professor Zvi Bodie talks to Paul Solman in 2011 about pension woes. In response to our post of May 9 on the benefits of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, this arrived from the eminent finance guru from Boston…

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