Dec 9, 2011 Britain and three other countries are out of the picture, but those remaining believe the new treaty will mean much more balanced budgets on the continent in the future.
Dec 9, 2011 European countries agree to a deal on balanced budgets and debt reduction. A unanimous vote wasn't reached, but the BBC's Andrew Walker says investors already had limited expectations.
Dec 9, 2011 A deal was reached among the majority of countries in the European Union at today's summit, but a few countries are sticking on the sidelines.
Dec 9, 2011 European leaders meet in Brussels for yet another summit to determine the fate of the EU, and Britain has announced it won't sign off on any fiscal union. Another summit wraps up in South Africa today, as the UN concludes its climate talks. Richard Cordray was blocked by Senate Republicans from an appointment as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Dec 9, 2011 The EU plan still has to be ratified, and if the deal collapses, it could hit everything from the stock markets to the job outlook for Americans.
Dec 8, 2011 Critics have been complaining that Germany has grown too dominant in the EU, a sharp turn from previous complaints that the country wasn't doing enough to solve the problem.
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Dec 8, 2011 Representatives from countries like Finland fear that tomorrow's summit could force their hand on some issues, and create a new culture in the eurozone where powerful countries trump the rest.
Dec 8, 2011 Jon Corzine heads to Congress today to answer for the collapse of brokerage firm MF Global. The European Union is looking to the International Monetary Fund for bailout help, and that could have ripple effects in the U.S. Reporter Sally Herships looks at what other businesses can gain from big-box storse like Costco and Walmart. And the countdown to a big European summit is nearing its end.
Dec 8, 2011 President Obama continues his quest to extend payroll tax cuts, and delivered a big speech on the economy yesterday in Kansas. Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich is ahead in the polls, but far behind in raising funds for his campaign. The fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remains unknown, and today the FDA decides whether one drug should be sold over-the-counter.