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Euro weakens, but just part of the economic picture

Dec 14, 2011
The euro has fallen to its weakest point against the dollar in almost a year. This helps American travelers to Europe -- but only if they can afford a vacation.
Posted In: euro, Dollar exchange rate, currency

PODCAST: OPEC reaches a deal, iPads in the cockpit

Dec 14, 2011
Conflict in Washington continues over the possible extension of the payroll tax cuts, as experts disagree whether the measures help or hurt the broader economy. The SEC is pushing for a rule that would disclose the income gap between the average American worker and CEOs. It is about to get a bit more difficult to be a cab driver in Chicago. And what kind of football team will make its home in Los Angeles?
Posted In: OPEC, euro

The Euro Slide

Dec 14, 2011
The euro fell to $1.29 today, its lowest since January. Experts say it's a sign Europe is still hurting, despite last week's proposed treaty to crack down on budgets.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, euro

EU agreement isn't necessarily the right fix

Dec 12, 2011
Twenty-six of 27 European Union leaders will pursue strict budget rules. But austerity may not be the best prescription for Europe's debt crisis.
Posted In: Eurozone, euro, European Union

Is it too late for the euro?

Dec 5, 2011
The leaders of Germany and France met today to figure out a strategy to bail out the Euro. Is it too late?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, euro, bailout

Tilt to safety

Dec 5, 2011
I keep reading that the lesson of the past few years is to throw out the old rules of investing. I don’t buy it. My reaction is the exact opposite. The old rules of investing were hammered out over previous bear markets, such as the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Stagnation of the 1970s. They still work.
Posted In: Investing, stocks, 401(k)s, Economics, euro

Angela Merkel calls for strict government spending rules

Dec 2, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel today called for a new legally binding set of rules to control spending in all eurozone countries, with harsh fines for any rule-breakers.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Angela Merkel, euro

Rebranding the euro

Dec 2, 2011
A crisis of confidence besets the euro as it approaches its 10th anniversary. Can the currency be rebranded to restore its luster?
Posted In: euro

European debt crisis reaches pivotal moment

Nov 28, 2011
Last week marked more bad news for economies across Europe, including Germany. If more countries follow suit this week, the crisis could reach its threshold
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Germany, France, euro

Could the euro be on its last legs?

Nov 25, 2011
The economic problems in Europe continue to gain steam, with Italy and Hungary making the latest headlines.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, euro, Europe, contagion

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