Jul 11, 2012 Fewer than a million small-business owners would likely face higher taxes. And some would keep hiring anyway.
Jun 29, 2012 European leaders have settled on a new way to bail out banks. The structure will allow the EU to prop up troubled banks directly. It's the kind of change Spain, Italy and other struggling eurozone countries were looking for.
Jun 21, 2012 What are Italians talking about these days? Soccer. But the eurozone crisis is still keeping people on edge.
Jun 21, 2012 Italians are holding out hope that a meeting of European leaders on June 28 will prove to be a turning point in the euro crisis.
Heidi N. Moore
May 30, 2012 Spain now pays more than 6.6 percent on its 10-year bonds. The U.S. pays just over 1.6 percent. Eurozone debt, however, may yet hurt both sides of the Atlantic.
May 29, 2012 As if Europe didn't have enough on its plate, it now faces a big drop in the price of one of its biggest exports, olive oil. Seventy percent of the world's olive oil supply comes from Spain, Greece and Italy.
May 24, 2012 People in northern Italy are still dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake this week that killed seven. It struck hardest in some of Italy's richest farmland and ten percent of the world's supply of Parmesan has been affected.
Apr 11, 2012 U.S. stocks had their worst day of the year yesterday, in part because analysts say the European debt crisis is back after months of relative calm.
May 3, 2012 Commentator Robert Reich says ethics in the boardroom can help save the economy.