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Features by Christopher Werth

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

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

Spain seeks to rescue its big bad Bankia

The Spanish government is wrangling with how to rescue its troubled banks. The Spanish bank Bankia needs about $24 billion in new capital.
Posted In: spain, bankia, bank bailout, Europe debt crisis

Independence could lead to a wealthier Scotland

Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for the past 300 years, but many Scots think it's a bad deal. Scotland is home to most of the U.K.'s oil and gas production in the North Sea.
Posted In: Scotland, United Kingdom, Oil

Euro officials talk 'Grexit' of Greece from euro

Euro leaders say they are committed to Greece staying with the euro, but talk of an exit is growing louder. Finance ministers have advised euro zone members to draw up contingency plans for what's being called an "amiable divorce" from Greece.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, IMF

The pop culture bump of 'The Scream'

The Edward Munch painting goes on sale today, and is expected to fetch upwards of $80 million. The century-old painting has found continued relevance in pop culture.
Posted In: art, The Scream, painting

Germany's business boom vs. France's baby boom

Germany is ticking along, as the rest of Europe struggles. But it faces a shrinking population.
Posted In: Germany, France

Budget issues hurt Greece's 2012 Olympic plans

Today, the Greek Athletics Federation laid out what it sees as a "bleak future" for sports. The federation has suspended track and field events as part of budget cutbacks. That puts into question Greece's ability compete in the London Olympics this summer.
Posted In: Olympics, Greece, London Olympics, Europe debt crisis

India's oil purchases from Iran irk U.S.

India is a U.S. ally but also one of the top importers of Iranian oil. It could face U.S. sanctions unless it curbs these oil purchases.
Posted In: Oil, India, Iran

BRICS nations meet, hope to start own bank

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa gathered in New Delhi today for a summit for the so-called BRICS group of emerging economies. At the top of agenda is a proposal to establish their own development bank.
Posted In: BRICS, India, developing counrties

With unemployment at 14 percent, the Irish look for work abroad

More than a year after Ireland received a bailout, unemployment in the country has risen to more than 14 percent, and nearly 1,500 people leave the Emerald Isle every week to look for work.
Posted In: Ireland, emigration, Unemployment

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