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Features by Tom Burridge

Spain's skilled and affordable workers may turn the tide

Spain is still suffering from an economic crisis that has left 26 million people unemployed.
Posted In: spain, unemployement

How to sharpen a knife: A disappearing job

Knife sharpeners say they are still on the cutting edge, but their market is nearly obsolete.
Posted In: knives sharpening, spain

Spain's banks to suspend foreclosures for the needy

The Spanish government is suspending foreclosures for the neediest homeowners just a week after a woman there committed suicide when officials arrived at her apartment to seize it.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, bailout

Spain avoids government bailout with bank rescue

Wounded banks in Spain will now be able to draw up to $125 billion in money from the EU. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy credited government reforms with limiting the scope of the financial crisis to the banking system.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, bank bailout

Uncertainty lingers in Spain after bond auction

Spain raised $2.6 billion in a bond sale this morning, but the higher interest rate of 6.1 percent shows that investors are still concerned that Spain has not wiped their hands clean of the financial mess just yet.
Posted In: spain, bonds, interest rates, Europe debt crisis

Solutions for Spanish banking crisis dwindle

Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Saenz, will head to Washington to discuss ways to resolve the Spanish banking crisis with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
Posted In: spain, bankia, ECB, Europe debt crisis

Spain may bail out troubled Bankia

The Spanish government could pump $9.1 billion into one of its biggest banks.
Posted In: spain, bankia

Argentina moves to nationalize its largest oil company

Spanish oil giant Repsol currently controls Argentina's largest national oil company, but perhaps not for long.
Posted In: Argentina, spain, Repsol, Oil

Small town in Spain considers growing marijuana

Over 50 percent of a small village in northern Spain has voted in favor of a plan to allow marijuana to be grown there. The aim is to generate money for the village to help wipe out its debt. However it's still unclear if the idea will go ahead.
Posted In: marijuana, spain

Youth unemployment in Europe at dangerous levels

While the U.S. continues to see optimistic job gains, the situation in Europe is not looking so hopeful. The worst affected group by far are the young.
Posted In: youth, Unemployment

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