Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 10, 2012 The former Chief Restructuring Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury says the government could end up making $20 billion on the AIG bailout
Sep 10, 2012 Stock sale would reduce the U.S. government's stake in the once-troubled insurance firm to less than half for the first time since it bailed out AIG in 2008.
Sep 6, 2012 The European Central Bank is set to go on a bond-buying spree in an effort to save the euro and stem the debt crisis. But how does it work? It helps to think about candy.
Sep 6, 2012 Making good on earlier promises, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has unveiled a huge bond-buying program aimed at tackling the European debt crisis.
Aug 28, 2012 Several countries in the eurozone are preparing to borrow by selling bonds. Each nation in the bloc is becoming more wary of buying the debt of its neighbors.
Aug 3, 2012 The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Missile Defense staff warned to stop surfing porn sites, an entire industry of consultants to help you raise money on Kickstarter, and counterfeit $100 bills in Arizona.
Jul 24, 2012 A number of Southern Italian cities, including the entire province of Sicily, are on the verge of bankruptcy.
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 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.