Dec 15, 2011 The amount of money consumers owe in credit -- excluding mortgages -- grew by $7.7 billion in October, hitting a two-year high.
Dec 7, 2011 German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy lay out their plan for stricter budget controls for eurozone nations in an open letter to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
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 6, 2011 France and Germany are finally on the same page, both saying they want to modify the treaty that originally created the eurozone. A key element automatically penalizes countries if budget deficits run too high. Hence, the world of the day: Automaticity.
May 6, 2015 Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.
Dec 1, 2011 And how they influence a country's GDP.
Dec 2, 2011 What will happen to the global economy if the eurozone breaks up? A new book considers the options.
Nov 29, 2011 There's been a lot of talk recently about the need to ring-fence certain economies in Europe. These aren't the economies that have defaulted or been bailed out; these are the economies that are too big to fail. Italy is the most glaring example.
Dec 2, 2011 Eurozone countries are under pressure to consolidate their fiscal policies as a way to resolve their current debt crisis.