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Fears of global slowdown sink markets

Jun 4, 2012
Stocks are down all over the world this morning as investors have their first chance to react to the Labor Department's May jobs report that came out on Friday. But the negative market sentiment isn't just about jobs.
Posted In: emerging markets, China, Europe debt crisis, spain

Portugal's banks get $8 billion bailout

Jun 4, 2012
Today three big banks in Portugal were forced to draw on $8.25 billion worth of European Union bailout money to weather the current financial storm. Portugal has been slogging through very tight budgets in order to be eligible for money like this.
Posted In: Portugal, Europe debt crisis, recession

What's up, Europe? French president meets Putin, life goes on

Jun 1, 2012
What might an American audience appreciate about the news in Paris right now, and what's on everybody's mind in France?
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis, Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Whats up Europe

Ireland votes on EU fiscal discipline treaty

May 31, 2012
Today, Ireland is holding a referendum on whether to ratify Europe's new fiscal discipline pact. A vote against the treaty would challenge German-backed austerity measures.
Posted In: Ireland, euro, bailout, austerity

What's up, Europe? Ireland votes on EU treaty

May 31, 2012
It's a gray day in Dublin, as the Irish vote on the European Union's fiscal stability treaty. Will a yes vote really solve Ireland's problems?
Posted In: Ireland, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

Obama sends economic adviser to Europe

May 30, 2012
With borrowing costs spiking for Spain and Italy, the Obama administration has sent a top treasury official to Europe to encourage European leaders to take decisive action on their financial mess.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, Obama, spain, Greece, Eurozone

European Commission recommends banking union

May 30, 2012
The European Commission has recommended today that banks in the eurozone create a union to help regulate and bolster failing banks.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, European Commission

Government debt costs soar in Spain, slump in U.S.

May 30, 2012
Spain now pays more than 6.6 percent on its 10-year bonds. The U.S. pays just over 1.6 percent. Eurozone debt, however, may yet hurt both sides of the Atlantic.
Posted In: bonds, italy, Europe debt crisis

What's up, Europe? Brussels muddles through the crisis

May 30, 2012
The big story in Brussels, as it has been for the last two years, is the eurozone crisis. So is any progress being made?
Posted In: Belgium, Brussels, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

Poll shows Greeks favor EU bailout

May 29, 2012
A poll this weekend shows Greek voters support politicians who favor the EU bailout of Greece. Elections earlier this month rattled the markets when voters came out in favor of political groups that opposed the bailout and austerity.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, elections, polls

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Marketplace coverage of Europe's debt crisis and how it's affecting the U.S. and world markets.