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By Associated Press
What will history say about 2014? As the year comes to a close, Hari Sreenivasan gets insight from Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Helena Andrews of The Washington Post and Evan McMorris-Santoro of Buzzfeed, who take stock of 2014 and…
By PBS NewsHour
Deadly Tornadoes Symptomatic of Strong 'Transition Season' Weather…
Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and readers about business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Monday's query: Name: Dr. Gene Audette Question: Every year it's prognostications, prognostications. But seldom do…
By Paul Solman
Name: Dr. Gene Audette Question: Every year it's prognostications, prognostications. But seldom do "columns" like yours do a retrospective to compare what was predicted to what actually occurred, and to get the same prognosticator to have to defend his/her predictions…
By Elizabeth Shell
Question/Comment: Why isn’t economics more of a science? I’ve seen pundits on TV say the Great Lesson of the Great Depression is to have jobs programs and get people back to work, but other pundits say the Depression would’ve been…
Question/Comment: If economists cannot see that an economy that is two-thirds consumption based with consumer debt rising and savings falling is not completely unsustainable, why don’t we call them idiots instead of economists? Some would call it mercantilism. Paul Solman:…
In the second of his new series on making sense of financial news, Paul Solman asks economists for predictions for the year ahead and interviews "standup economist" Yoram Bauman, who mines financial news for comedic material.
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