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 A graph of the stock market in 2011 looks like a contour map of Death Valley glued to the Himalayas. Despite huge swings, the S&P 500 index ended the year remarkably close to where it began.
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 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 27, 2011 With apologies to Walt Whitman, the Wall Street Poet considers the euro in verse, circa 2002 and the present day.
Dec 27, 2011 After signing similar deals with China and Korea, this third move shows that Japan might be on its way back to prominence.
Dec 26, 2011 China and Japan announce plans to allow businesses to swap currency without dealing in U.S. dollars
Dec 26, 2011 An increase in extreme weather in 2011 has lead to one of the most expensive years for insurance claims. It's also turning out to be a record year for sheep rustlers on the lamb in the English countryside, where a record number of sheep have gone missing this year. Plus, China and Japan make a currency deal, Detroit girds for possible state takeover, and more top headlines from around the globe on this day after Christmas.
Dec 14, 2011 The euro has fallen to its weakest point against the dollar in almost a year. This helps American travelers to Europe -- but only if they can afford a vacation.