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Syria misses Arab League deadline

Nov 25, 2011
Syria has missed a deadline it was given by the Arab League to end violent conflict in the country. Now, Syrians will feel the hurt of economic sanctions.
Posted In: syria, arab league, sanctions

Report: Four minute showers ideal for environment, wallet

Nov 23, 2011
A new report out by the company Unilever says that while showers use less water than baths, the costs of heating affect both your monthly bills, and the wider environment.
Posted In: shower, Environment, bills

South Korea agrees to free trade deal

Nov 22, 2011
A month after the U.S. passed a free trade deal with South Korea, that country's government has accepted the proposal -- although not without a few bumps along the way.
Posted In: South Korea, free trade

Results of Spanish election could help country's economic state

Nov 21, 2011
A new party will now take power in Spain, and citizens of that country hope this will solve their economic problems.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis

In financial trouble, Spain prepares for an election

Nov 18, 2011
Spain is the latest European country to be hit by difficultly in the bond market. Can a shake-up in political power help change that?
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis

Arab League gives Syria deadline to stop violence

Nov 17, 2011
Pressure is mounting against the Syrian government to stop violent protests in the country. If they continue past the three day deadline, economic sanctions are the next step.
Posted In: syria, Arab Spring

Portugal's prime minister seeks help in Angola

Nov 17, 2011
Pedro Passos de Coelho is in Portugal today asking investors in the economically-robust former colony to invest in cash-strapped Portugal.
Posted In: Angola, Portugal

European bond market on a rollercoaster ride

Nov 16, 2011
With ongoing fears of contagion in Europe, the bond market in the eurozone has hit trouble this week.
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis, bonds

Germany should tap European Central Bank, critics say

Nov 14, 2011
Germany is the biggest economy in Europe and is picking up a the largest portion of the Euro crisis tab, but some critics say it should do more.
Posted In: Germany

French government to investigate false downgrade notice

Nov 11, 2011
Weeks ago, Moody's put France under observation regarding its credit rating. Now, a false announcement of a downgrade is giving the French government reason to investigate such agencies.

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