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Germany's strength doesn't protect from Moody's downgrade

Jul 24, 2012
Moody's Investors Service has lowered the outlook for the credit ratings of three of Europe's strongest economies: Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany. It's part of a busy day in Europe that has investors on-edge -- markets there are barely moving.
Posted In: Germany, Moody's, downgrade

Indian factory experiences dangerous worker riots

Jul 20, 2012
Employee riots at India's largest car-maker -- Maruti -- have burned down part of the factory, shut down the plant and killed a human resources manager.
Posted In: India, riots, carmakers, labor

Chinese companies predict falling profits

Jul 18, 2012
Some of China's biggest companies are warning that profits for the first half of this year could be cut in half. It's the latest evidence of an economic slowdown in China and gives you a sense of how big that slowdown might be.
Posted In: China

Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut for pay

Jul 16, 2012
Yesterday the Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched and is now on its way to the International Space Station. Since retiring their own shuttle program, NASA has been paying Russia millions of dollars to get astronauts into space.
Posted In: space, NASA, Russia, Kazakhstan

China reports slower GDP growth at 7.6%

Jul 13, 2012
Economic growth numbers from China did not fail to live up to the hype. China's GDP growth slowed in the latest quarter to to 7.6 percent -- the slowest in three years.
Posted In: China, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Tenants angry over Olympic plans for missiles

Jul 9, 2012
Residents of some apartment buildings in London are upset that the British military plans to put anti-aircraft weapons on their roofs during the Olympic games.
Posted In: London, Olympics 2012

Government report blames Fukushima disaster on culture

Jul 5, 2012
A Japanese government report on the Fukushima nuclear crisis puts the blame squarely on culture -- namely, a cozy relationship between politicians, regulators and the nuclear power industry. It goes so far as to suggest the accident might have occurred even without an earthquake and tsunami.
Posted In: Japan, tsunami, Tepco

New EU bailout plan a victory for Italy

Jun 29, 2012
European leaders have settled on a new way to bail out banks. The structure will allow the EU to prop up troubled banks directly. It's the kind of change Spain, Italy and other struggling eurozone countries were looking for.
Posted In: italy

European leaders reach deal to help banks

Jun 29, 2012
There's a big EU summit going on in Brussels today, and it appears leaders have come up with an agreement that may help ease the debt crisis -- at least somewhat.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Union, Brussels

How Europeans view the U.S. health care debate

Jun 28, 2012
The problems that got us today's health care Supreme Court decision -- rising health care costs, the pull between personal liberty and the social safety net -- are familiar around the world, even if the solutions have been very different.
Posted In: health care, Britain

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