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Italian prime minister survives confidence vote

Oct 14, 2011
The Italian parliament votes to keep Silvio Berlusconi's government, but concerns are still strong about how the country will handle its major debt.

G20 leaders prepare for big meetings on European debt crisis

Oct 14, 2011
Leaders of the G20 countries are meeting in Paris today. This meeting comes at a critical time, just before big decisions are supposed to be announced surrounding the eurozone crisis.

Mixed feelings surround decisions in Europe

Oct 11, 2011
European inspectors say Greece will be able to receive the next round of bailout funds in November, and a vote is expected today from Slovakia on an extension of bailout funds in the eurozone.

Slovakia's vote will decide fate of European bailout fund

Oct 11, 2011
A vote today in Slovakia will have big consequences for Europe and the rest of the world.

Europe awaits Slovakia's decision on bailout fund

Oct 11, 2011
A vote in Slovakia today could mean an expansion of the size of the euro bailout fund.

European leaders promise plan to save eurozone banks

Oct 10, 2011
Over the weekend, French President Nicholas Sarkozy and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to craft a plan to save Europe's banks.

Greece's debt crisis: The impact on the middle class

Oct 4, 2011
The BBC's Paul Mason discusses the dissatisfaction and anger Greek's feel over their economic crisis, and what's next if there is only more pain ahead.

European bank Dexia brought down by euro debt crisis

Oct 4, 2011
Europe has been worried about the banking system being hurt by the bad debt of countries like Greece, Spain, and Italy. Now the bank Dexia is being propped-up by the governments of France and Belgium.
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German leaders saw advantage in passing bailout fund

Sep 29, 2011
The European Union leaders had decided on a bailout plan to save their economy, but it had to wait for the German parliament to ratify the deal. That was not set in stone.

European Commission head delivers speech on state of EU

Sep 28, 2011
Jose Manuel Barroso spoke today on the state of the European Union, promoting a new formal tax proposal and calling for greater unity amongst the countries in this time of struggle.


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It's good to have a laugh or chuckle amid all the news about this troubled economic time. So, we're posting some of the best humor we can find from the Web and your suggestions. We hope the jokes and items below lighten your load. Keep smiling!