Creative commons photo courtesy flickr user Smaku. A bevy of emails have inundated our inbox since we first posted Charles Murray's popular quiz, "Do You Live In a Bubble?" and its attempt to ascertain users' socio-economic status…

Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Monday's query: Name: Bill Grisolia Question: Did you do the report examining the connections between the growing…

Illustration by Alberto Ruggieri via Getty Images. Paul Solman has been covering economic inequality for nearly 25 years as part of his business and economics reporting for the PBS NewsHour. His recent series has looked at the shrinking…

Tammy Redlen and Sierra Luchien walk into Bluebird liquor store in Hawthorne, Calif., after waiting in line for nearly three hours to purchase their Mega Millions ticket. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. When a lottery pot gets as big…

Unemployed and underemployed workers and supporters at the American Dream Movement Rally in October 2011. Creative Commons photo by David Sachs/SEIU lnternational. Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his…

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