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 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 Some economists say today's summit will be remembered as a successful moment -- when eurozone countries met and got their act together. Katharina Gnath is an associate fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations and has studied G8 and G20 summits.
Dec 9, 2011 An agreement among almost all of the European Union members was made in Brussels today, but Britain has decided to stay out of the plan, and insists that official EU institutions do as well.
Dec 9, 2011 Brussels isn't the first city people may think of in Europe, but it is home to both the United Nations and the European Commission. Today, European leaders came to a tentative deal there to save the EU.
Dec 9, 2011 Raise your right hand: European leaders hammer out a new European pledge to get the continent's budget deficit under control
Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 9, 2011 Markets breathed a sigh of relief last week as central banks around the world agreed to joint action to fight the European debt crisis. But according to someone on the front lines in 2008, this could mean things are worse than we know.
Dec 9, 2011 European leaders met for yet another time, this time striking a deal that would allow the European Commission to oversee budgets and fine countries for getting into too much debt. But it won't solve the major eurozone issues.
Dec 9, 2011 The crisis in Europe has hurt worldwide demand for goods, and workers in China are protesting against the lost wages that come with decreased output