Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Friday's query: Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances…

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Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer's 1996 book, "The…

Question: TARP was originally proposed to deal with “toxic assets” to unclog the books of financial institutions and prevent them from becoming insolvent. The toxic assets to date have not been bought up, so…

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