Aug 2, 2012 Monks on the island of St. Honorat, near Cannes, France, run an upscale restaurant and grow wine so they can make money to give to the poor.
Jul 24, 2012 Moody's Investors Service has lowered the outlook for the credit ratings of three of Europe's strongest economies: Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany. It's part of a busy day in Europe that has investors on-edge -- markets there are barely moving.
Jul 16, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said this morning it will assume oversight of the credit reporting industry.
Jul 13, 2012 Tomorrow is Bastille Day in France, the French will be celebrating despite the rainy weather and eurozone turmoil. This week French carmaker, Peugot, announced major layoffs, signaling the tough economic climate facing the country.
Jul 13, 2012 In Europe today, the focus has shifted from Spain to Italy, in the ongoing EU debt crisis. Moody's credit rating agency has downgraded Italian debt to just two levels above junk status.
Jun 22, 2012 The credit rating agency Moody's slashed the ratings of 15 of the world's biggest financial institutions, including Citigroup and Bank of America here in the U.S. and Barclays and Credit Suisse in Europe.
Heidi N. Moore
Jun 22, 2012 Moody's has downgraded the credit ratings of 15 banks in Europe and North America -- that continues to rattle markets in Asia and Europe today so far.
Jun 22, 2012 Global markets are down about a percent this morning after the rating agency Moody's downgraded the credit ratings of 15 of the largest banks in the world. Among them, European institutions -- but also big American banks like JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America.
Heidi N. Moore
Jun 22, 2012 After U.S. markets closed yesterday, the rating agency Moody's delivered more bad news -- this time to 15 of the world's largest banks, including the biggest American banks. The fine print of the downgrade hints at more bank bailouts down the road.
Jun 18, 2012 Voters in France this weekend gave President Francois Hollande's Socialists a solid majority in the lower house of parliament, complementing their majority in the upper house and thus, complete legislative power in the government.