May 25, 2012 In the last week, we've heard of a possible Greek exit from the euro, a U.S. debt ceiling showdown, HP layoffs, and a Facebook stock lawsuit. How does this news affect our psyche and what stories should we focus on amid all the turmoil?
May 24, 2012 Europe is debating the two. So, too, are many in the States. Frank Newport at Gallup talks about what Americans are saying about austerity here and in Europe.
May 21, 2012 President Obama will be with world leaders in Chicago today after meetings at Camp David over the weekend. The takeaway from those meetings is that there should be more of a focus on growth rather than austerity as Europe grapples with another flare up in the debt crisis.
May 17, 2012 German Chancellor Angela Merkel is sending the message that she is committed to keeping Greece in the eurozone. In an interview with CNBC, Merkel says that she is open to stimulus programs. Now, that could be seen as a shift at at a time Greeks are blaming austerity imposed by Europe for their woes.
May 7, 2012 In a narrow victory this weekend, French voters ousted incumbent presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy in what many see as a popular referendum against harsh austerity measures in Europe
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 7, 2012 Parliamentary elections this weekend in Greece proved that voters there are fed up with the political parties imposing harsh austerity measures to deal with the country's severe debt crisis
May 4, 2012 This weekend, voters in both France and Greece will go to the polls, and the expectation is that they'll be in a bit of an anti-austerity mood. One clue came yesterday in the U.K. where voters delivered big losses to the ruling Conservative party.
May 3, 2012 The head of the European Central Bank said today that economic growth has to be central to the plan to get Europe out of its debt crisis
May 2, 2012 America's role in the war in Afghanistan is winding down, according to President Obama, who gave a speech in Kabul, Afghanistan last night.