Jan 11, 2012 Lots of not-so-terrible news was enough to put markets in positive territory today, but not by much. It gives us a chance to take a step back and talk about something different. Bonds.
Dec 9, 2011 European countries agree to a deal on balanced budgets and debt reduction. A unanimous vote wasn't reached, but the BBC's Andrew Walker says investors already had limited expectations.
Dec 5, 2011 The new leader of Italy has announced a plan for tax increases and spending cuts to deal with the ongoing debt crisis in the country
Dec 5, 2011 After months of protest, it appears Italians may finally be ready to work with the government to fix the nation's crumbling economy.
Dec 5, 2011 It is a big week for the European debt crisis, as French and German leaders plan for a meeting Friday.
Dec 5, 2011 News from Europe today shows positive steps towards solving the debt crisis, on the micro and macro level.
Nov 30, 2011 Like, really enormous
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.
Nov 28, 2011 The new initiative seeks citizens' help to bail the country out. Even so, towering debt remains a huge problem for Italy.