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What is a ringfence?

Nov 28, 2011
One of the solutions being floated around to help save Europe is called a "ringfence." But what is that exactly?
Posted In: whiteboard, ring fence
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Strong central government in Europe could force spending cuts

Nov 28, 2011
'Germans first and Europeans second' might no longer fly as tensions increase in the European debt crisis.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, markets
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Where the euro crisis could hit the U.S.

Nov 28, 2011
Money markets are supposed to be a safe investment. The European debt crisis could soon change that.
Posted In: Money markets, Lehman Brothers, Europe debt crisis
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PODCAST: Black Friday's leftovers

Nov 28, 2011
The national retail federation says sales over the last 4 days jumped 16 percent from last year. Consumers spent an average of 398 dollars on Black Friday-- and Black Thursday, and all Black Saturday and Sunday. And about 40 percent of that shopping was done online.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Black Friday
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PODCAST: Black Friday strikes again

Nov 25, 2011
More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.
Posted In: Black Friday, retail sales, syria, Europe debt crisis
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Could the euro be on its last legs?

Nov 25, 2011
The economic problems in Europe continue to gain steam, with Italy and Hungary making the latest headlines.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, euro, Europe, contagion
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Leaders plan to change E.U. treaties to help solve crisis

Nov 24, 2011
Leaders of France, Italy and Germany are meeting in Strasbourg, and here's the headline: They want to change E.U. treaties so they can better deal with the debt crisis.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, Germany, Europe debt crisis
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Discount stores edging out food banks for goods

Nov 24, 2011
Food producers are increasingly selling their mislabeled and soon-to-be expired goods to discount stores instead of giving to food banks.
Posted In: food banks, dollar store
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Extreme volatility -- the new normal?

Nov 24, 2011
It’s been a year of historic volatility in the financial markets. We explore the short- and long-term reasons behind the volatility.
Posted In: market volatility
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Do-gooder had good timing on housing boom

Nov 23, 2011
Kim Carter used to be an addict and convict, but now she's created a foundation to help women get back on their feet. She took advantage of the housing bubble and avoided predatory lending, and thus has been able to provide housing for those in need.
Posted In: Housing

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