Dec 6, 2011 The latest threat for Europe comes from Standard & Poor's: a possible downgrade of 15 countries if the debt problems continue. Irish citizens are bracing for the fourth year of austerity. Author Robert Neuwirth says the informal economy could soon make up two-thirds of the world's workforce. Pollution in China could be a benefit for the U.S., and Microsoft sets out to revamp XBox Live.
Dec 5, 2011 It is a big week for the European debt crisis, as French and German leaders plan for a meeting Friday.
Dec 5, 2011 News from Europe today shows positive steps towards solving the debt crisis, on the micro and macro level.
Dec 5, 2011 Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti unveiled a firm austerity plan for his country. In the wake of a tempestuous month for leadership, we take a look at accountability, both in Europe and at American universities. Allan Sloan explains the payroll tax cuts, and reporter David Gura spotlights the increasing wealth gap.
Heidi N. Moore
Dec 5, 2011 Merkel and Sarkozy propose amending the European Union treaty to impose budget discipline on spendthrift countries. Will markets be satisfied?
Dec 5, 2011 The leaders of Germany and France met today to figure out a strategy to bail out the Euro. Is it too late?
Dec 5, 2011 The new leader of Italy has announced a plan for tax increases and spending cuts to deal with the ongoing debt crisis in the country
Dec 5, 2011 After months of protest, it appears Italians may finally be ready to work with the government to fix the nation's crumbling economy.
Dec 5, 2011 Belgium, the country with the fifth largest debt load in Europe, has gone without a full-time government for over 500 days. Today, a prime minister was appointed.