Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Wednesday's query: Name: Alex Question: Maybe it's my background as a college instructor (and…

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With all the strife over public sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we'd lighten the mood today by sharing some recent political cartoons.

Unemployment rose little in November, with the official rate edging up slightly from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent. The government's broadest measure of unemployment stayed steady at 17 percent. This figure includes the unemployed plus all who are only marginally…

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