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PODCAST: Citigroup settles lawsuit, consumer spending rises

Aug 30, 2012
Citigroup pays up for past deeds. Earlier this week, we learned the SEC is investigating Ally Financial for its own mortgage practices around that time.
Posted In: Citigroup, GOP, Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel visits Beijing

Aug 30, 2012
They're calling it a "trade mission," but one can't help wondering what it might have to do with the debt crisis.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, Europe, China

Angela Merkel renews position against euro bonds

Jun 27, 2012
European leaders come together in Brussels tomorrow to allegedly collaborate on the EU's debt problems. But this morning it's shaping up more like a stand-off -- Germany and Italy, in particular, are staking out opposite ends of some key issues.
Posted In: eurobond, Angela Merkel

Germany continues to push austerity and reform

Jun 14, 2012
The Group of 20 top economic powers meets this weekend to discuss the eurozone debt crisis. German leader, Angela Merkel, has cautioned the region on overestimating Germany's capacity to fix the crisis.
Posted In: Germany, Angela Merkel, spain

Europe contemplates centralized authority

Jun 4, 2012
It used to be a pipe dream of some European officials just a year ago. Now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for a central authority to regulate all the finances of countries that use the euro.
Posted In: eurobond, Germany, Angela Merkel, spain

Merkel likely to feel pressure at G8 summit

May 18, 2012
The G8 summit of the world's richest industrialized nation's gets underway this evening at Camp David in Maryland. German Chancellor Angela Merkel could be the center of attention. She's under pressure to get behind stimulus programs for Europe.
Posted In: G8 summit, Europe debt crisis, Angela Merkel

ECB cuts off funding to some Greek banks

May 17, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has sent a message that she is committed to keeping Greece in the eurozone. At the same time, the European Central Bank is keeping Greek banks on a tight leash, cutting off funding for some.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Greece, Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel staying committed to Greece

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.
Posted In: Germany, Angela Merkel, austerity

France's new president meets Germany's leader

May 15, 2012
New French President Francois Hollande flew to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two differ over the eurozone’s best course.
Posted In: Europe, Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Eurozone

Francois Hollande sworn in, heads to meet Angela Merkel

May 15, 2012
Francois Hollande was sworn in today and promptly headed for Berlin to meet German Leader Angela Merkel for the first time. The two power players in European politics have very different ideas about how to tackle the European financial mess.
Posted In: Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Europe debt crisis

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