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How do you say, 'It's the economy, stupid' in German?

Sep 18, 2013
GM's closure of its auto plant in Bochum, Germany, will be the first major closure of an auto plant there in 60 years.
Posted In: euro, Germany, General Motors

Euro unemployment rises to record high 12 percent

Apr 2, 2013
The jobless rate across the 17 counties that use the euro currency rose to 12 percent in January and February of 2013, adding to signs that the region's economic slump may not be over.
Posted In: euro, Europe debt crisis, Unemployment

Cyprus capital controls threaten fate of the euro

Mar 28, 2013
Strict controls on the level of withdrawals have prevented a bank run in Cyprus. But the restrictions are raising fresh doubts about the future of the euro.
Posted In: cyprus, euro, bailout

In Cyprus bailout, what's Russia got to do with it?

Mar 15, 2013
European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today, and at the top of their agenda is Cyprus. The small Mediterranean island nation, which has 850,000 people, is in desperate need of a bailout.
Posted In: cyprus, euro, Russia, Greece

German economy begins to feel recession pressure

Nov 15, 2012
Europe has officially slipped back into recession. Growth in Germany -- widely considered to have a relatively healthy economy -- has slowed as well.
Posted In: Germany, Greece, recession, euro

ECB to release new euro with an old Greek face

Nov 9, 2012
The European Central Bank says it's going to issue new currency notes next year. The new notes, redesigned to improve security, will feature images from Greek mythology.
Posted In: Greece, ECB, euro

German and French finance ministers meet

Aug 27, 2012
Marketplace's Stephen Beard says September is going to hold some big questions. Will the European Central Bank put together its rescue plan? Will Greece get its next chunk of money to allow it to stay in the euro?
Posted In: euro, Germany, Greece

Greek prime minister meets with French, German officials

Aug 20, 2012
This week, all eyes are on Greece. The country's prime minister is meeting with German and French officials. He's expected to officially ask for extension in meeting the country's fiscal targets.
Posted In: Greece, Europe, euro

Scientists question Draghi's bumblebee metaphor

Aug 3, 2012
In his remarks yesterday, the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi compared the evolution of the euro to that of a bumblebee. Entomologists say that's a confusing metaphor.
Posted In: Mario Draghi, euro, Science

Weak euro lures American travelers

Jul 12, 2012
The euro crisis has weakened the currency -- and strengthened Europe's appeal to American tourists.
Posted In: Travel, Europe, euro

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