At an economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank is awaiting more recovery in the labor market before deciding when to raise interest rates. That was bad news for economist…

Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Tuesday's query: Name: Eriks Blaschka Question: My smart colleague told me that he would be…

Question: You recently did a piece on savings, and it made me wonder. Every month, I shunt some money automatically into mutual funds (nothing to do with an official retirement account). The portion that is in a money market…

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