Jan 2, 2012 Leaders usually like to start the year with optimism, but Angela Merkel and others are finding it hard to see the bright side to the current situation in Europe.
Dec 30, 2011 In the New Year, financial experts will keep a close watch on both the eurozone and China, and their impact on the global economy.
Jan 11, 2012 In Greece, tax collectors are on strike to protest benefit cuts while in Italy, the government was able to borrow $9 billion to help pay for services, but banks willing to lend also demanded a high return.
Dec 29, 2011 The continent has had a dramatic year. The debt crisis seems to be in check right now, but there’s no telling what might happen next year.
Dec 28, 2011 I have both private and federal student loans from undergrad and law school... I was wondering if you have any advice as to how best to manage this debt? I'm 28 and single so my financial obligations are otherwise relatively minimal for now, but due to my debt-to-income ratio, I've been unable to really lay away much in the way of personal savings in the 3+ years I've been out of school, let alone start saving for retirement. I'd really appreciate any advice you might be able to give to someone in my situation. Thank you! Kira, New York, NY
Dec 28, 2011 It'll be the euro's 10th anniversary come New Year's Day. What economists predicted back then, and how true it holds now.
Dec 28, 2011 Iran has repeated its threat to block the Straight of Hormuz where about a-fifth of the world's oil passes through. In Italy today, investors seemed happy to buy up the country's debt.
Heidi N. Moore
Dec 27, 2011 We talk a lot about the stock market, but the real lifeblood of U.S. companies is the corporate bond market, which is twice as large.
Dec 27, 2011 With apologies to Walt Whitman, the Wall Street Poet considers the euro in verse, circa 2002 and the present day.
Dec 21, 2011 My fiancée has a student loan that defaulted but is now paying on it every month. She has been told that it can't be rehabbed because of the default (even though others that have defaulted can rehab a second time). She doesn't make that much money, and she is filing bankruptcy because of various debts. She knows she can't bankrupt the student loan. What are the options other than making regular monthly payments, or not paying? Brian, Waterville, ME