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: An amended answer today to a question answered imperfectly (or worse) last month.
By Elizabeth Shell
An amended answer today to a question answered imperfectly (or worse) last month. The email, from Bruce Temple, was in response to one of our stories on the foreclosure crisis and read as follows: In tonight's episode you asked…
Judy Woodruff gets the latest on the nationwide probe into flawed mortgage documents that could lead to billions of dollars in bank losses and further cripple the housing market.
We asked Paul Solman to weigh in on whether to rent or buy: Since the 70s, it's been a no-brainer. Buy or rent? Buy, of course. You'll be making an investment instead of just paying off some landlord.
Housing prices showed signs of stabilizing in July, but worries remain in many parts of country about the pros and cons of homeownership. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on homeownership versus renting from Jack Hough of SmartMoney magazine and Karl…
By Elizabeth Shell
Hari Sreenivasan recently spoke with business and economics correspondent Paul Solman about the emotional responses people have had when interviewed about losing their homes, their jobs or both in the economic downturn. Also, "The Hat" makes a special appearance.
Foreclosures have gone up 9 percent since June, according to RealtyTrac Inc. But Marketplace's Jeff Horwich says despite the bleak numbers there are signs that foreclosure rates could ease up soon. Public media reporters assess the state of the housing…
By PBS NewsHour
The housing market is on a downward slide in Spain and this could mean more problems for Europe's vulnerable economy. Paul Solman reports.
As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman checks back in with two economists who remain pessimistic about the chances of an economic recovery to discuss recent market volatility and the possibility of…
Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya on new efforts to help poor residents of Nairobi's crowded, unsanitary slums find adequate housing through entrepreneurship and microfinancing.
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