Jan 11, 2012 News today that the German economy contracted sent markets down sharply. But was it all just noise?
Jan 11, 2012 European officials are reportedly on the verge of blocking a deal to create the world's biggest stock exchange.
Jan 5, 2012 European officials are meeting in Brussels today to discuss an oil embargo against Iran in reaction to the country's nuclear program.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 4, 2012 In an effort to boost the economy, Mario Monti announced that Italian businesses can now stay open at all hours. That has some Italian shopkeepers worried.
Jan 4, 2012 Some early concerns about tight European credit markets making it expensive for European banks to raise capital dragged the markets down in the early hours. That was countered a bit by some more trickles of good news about the U.S. economy.
Jan 11, 2012 In Greece, tax collectors are on strike to protest benefit cuts while in Italy, the government was able to borrow $9 billion to help pay for services, but banks willing to lend also demanded a high return.
Dec 28, 2011 Iran has repeated its threat to block the Straight of Hormuz where about a-fifth of the world's oil passes through. In Italy today, investors seemed happy to buy up the country's debt.
Dec 22, 2011 Amid economic strife across much of the country, citizens of Spain are buying up lottery tickets in the hope of winning big this holiday season.
Dec 21, 2011 Mariano Rajoy has been elected the new prime minister in Spain, and he will soon have to find solutions to the country's dire debt and unemployment problems.