Apr 16, 2012 The Commerce Department reports retail sales rose more than expected in March, by a solid 0.8 percent.
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.
Apr 11, 2012 Coming off Tuesday's worst showing for stocks this year -- both in the U.S. and Europe -- there is a new dawn today. Market players are showing a renewed appetite for risk, including stocks, at least so far on this Wednesday.
Apr 11, 2012 Recent turmoil in global markets is partly due to worries over Europe's debt crisis. Elections scheduled in France and Greece add to the uncertainty.
Apr 11, 2012 Over 50 percent of a small village in northern Spain has voted in favor of a plan to allow marijuana to be grown there. The aim is to generate money for the village to help wipe out its debt. However it's still unclear if the idea will go ahead.
Apr 5, 2012 Government borrowing costs reach a five month high in Spain, having many worried that the country will soon take the biggest problem in Europe crown from Greece.
Apr 5, 2012 Today, the Greek Athletics Federation laid out what it sees as a "bleak future" for sports. The federation has suspended track and field events as part of budget cutbacks. That puts into question Greece's ability compete in the London Olympics this summer.
Apr 5, 2012 There are some economic headwinds blowing strong right now. And one of them is coming from Spain where a disappointing bond auction yesterday sent government borrowing costs to a 5 month high and renewed fears about the European Debt Crisis.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 5, 2012 While the U.S. reported the lowest number of applicants for unemployment benefits last month, Spain is reviving worries about the situation in Europe.