Arts Apr 15

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Making Sen$e: How Does Investing Create Jobs?

Financial professionals work the phones on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days…

Economy Apr 15

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How Does Investing Create Jobs?

Name: Scott Question: If my company's stock is currently $10 and then in a month goes to $20, how does this doubling show up on a company's balance sheet? And if it does not show up on a firm's balance…

Question: Why were pension funds allowed to “invest” in a hedge fund? Hedge funds are nothing more than gambling. Paul Solman: Because pension funds are supposedly big enough and therefore sophisticated enough to know what they’re doing and take considered…

Question/Comment: A Fed rate cut presumably has a cost; where is that felt? Paul Solman: Encouraging folks who made bad decisions before – invested stupidly, say, in mortgage-backed securities – to invest stupidly again, since the Fed will bail them…

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