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Has the ECB action helped avert a banking crisis?

Dec 22, 2011
The European Central Bank yesterday printed $640 billion worth of euros, almost the same amount of money as the TARP program used by the U.S. government during the financial crisis in 2008.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank, banking

For ECB plan to succeed, European banks must buy up bonds

Dec 22, 2011
What looks like a major success now may end up being more of a modest win in the future against the mounting debt crisis in the eurozone.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank

Spain's new prime minister will tackle debt, unemployment

Dec 21, 2011
Mariano Rajoy has been elected the new prime minister in Spain, and he will soon have to find solutions to the country's dire debt and unemployment problems.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis

Banks take advantage of ECB lending

Dec 21, 2011
The European Central Bank initiated a plan to stop a credit crunch in Europe, and demand for cheap money has exceeded expectations.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, credit crunch, banking

European banks' overwhelming response to ECB plan

Dec 21, 2011
The news that more banks than expected are putting a hand out for help from the European Central Bank had markets on a roller coaster today.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank

Italian lawmakers vote on austerity measures

Dec 16, 2011
A vote today in Italy passes a round of austerity measures suggested by newly appointed Prime Minister Mario Monti. But is it enough to make a dent in the problem?
Posted In: italy, austerity, Mario Monti, Europe debt crisis

Do Americans care about the debt crisis in Europe?

Dec 15, 2011
We speak to Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at Gallup, about how much Americans really care about the ongoing crisis in Europe.
Posted In: Gallup, Europe debt crisis, 2012 election

PODCAST: Shed your tie for Mother Earth, Will Ferrell's beer of choice

Dec 15, 2011
With the Iowa caucuses just a few weeks out, we take at closer look at the economic policies of Republican candidate Newt Gingrich. Federal student aid programs could be on the chopping block. Russia is about to get its invitation to join the World Trade Organization as ministers from the group's 153 members meet in Geneva. And our weekly Attitude Check, part of our partnership with Gallup, looks at how Americans feel about the crisis in Europe.
Posted In: Will Ferrell, basketball, Europe debt crisis, Washington D.C.

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

Cameron surges in polls

Dec 14, 2011
Marketplace foreign editor John Buckley discusses how Cameron's rejection of Europe's plan has helped his party in the polls.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Angela Merkel, david cameron

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