Question: What scenarios are associated with the G20 conference for the U.S. and global economy? Paul Solman: We want the rest of the world to spend more money stimulating their economies. Except for China, most countries seem to be…

Question: My high school daughter asked me a question I can’t answer. Can the Dow fall to zero or into negative numbers? Paul Solman: Ah, at last. A question I can definitively answer: ABSOLUTELY…

Question: Is the Federal Reserve “federal” as the name implies, or is it as “federal as Federal Express,” meaning a private, for-profit corporation? I’ve heard it both ways and would like the answer clarified by a hard-hitting reporter whose willing…

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