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: Alex Question: Maybe it's my background as a college instructor (and…

Mar 30

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Are American Workers Overpaid?

Name: Alex Question: Maybe it's my background as a college instructor (and union member), but Paul Solman's tone in his inquiry into GM workers' wages raised my hackles. It may be that the intent was didactic -- to instruct viewers…

In its heyday, it boasted nearly two million people, the world's premier automobile industry, the world's most popular music (Motown), and perhaps the country's most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit's population is down 50 percent, as are…

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In its heyday it boasted nearly two million people; the world's premier industry (autos); the world's most popular music (Motown); and perhaps the country's most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit's population is down 50 percent; so are wages in…

Nov 18

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Over a year ago, General Motors told investors its stock was worthless and to stop trading it. To say the company has experienced a turnaround is a bit of an understatement. After a month of speculation and a last-minute…

General Motors announced Monday that it will begin repaying $6.7 billion in government loans before the end of the year and could pay back the full amount as early as next year, five years ahead of schedule.

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