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European summit almost gets the job done

Dec 9, 2011
A deal was reached among the majority of countries in the European Union at today's summit, but a few countries are sticking on the sidelines.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, david cameron

PODCAST: A less-than-perfect (European) Union

Dec 9, 2011
European leaders meet in Brussels for yet another summit to determine the fate of the EU, and Britain has announced it won't sign off on any fiscal union. Another summit wraps up in South Africa today, as the UN concludes its climate talks. Richard Cordray was blocked by Senate Republicans from an appointment as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, United Nations

Markets hoping that EU deal goes through as planned

Dec 9, 2011
The EU plan still has to be ratified, and if the deal collapses, it could hit everything from the stock markets to the job outlook for Americans.
Posted In: stock market, Europe debt crisis

Markets had European debt drama 'baked in'

Dec 9, 2011
European countries agree to a deal on balanced budgets and debt reduction. A unanimous vote wasn't reached, but the BBC's Andrew Walker says investors already had limited expectations.
Posted In: eurobond, Europe debt crisis, bonds, david cameron

Do multinational summits actually work?

Dec 9, 2011
Some economists say today's summit will be remembered as a successful moment -- when eurozone countries met and got their act together. Katharina Gnath is an associate fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations and has studied G8 and G20 summits.
Posted In: summit, Europe debt crisis, European Union

PODCAST: Bigger stockpiles, butter shortage

Dec 8, 2011
Jon Corzine heads to Congress today to answer for the collapse of brokerage firm MF Global. The European Union is looking to the International Monetary Fund for bailout help, and that could have ripple effects in the U.S. Reporter Sally Herships looks at what other businesses can gain from big-box storse like Costco and Walmart. And the countdown to a big European summit is nearing its end.
Posted In: butter, Retail, Oil, Europe debt crisis

Germany's tough role in euro debt crisis

Dec 8, 2011
Critics have been complaining that Germany has grown too dominant in the EU, a sharp turn from previous complaints that the country wasn't doing enough to solve the problem.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Germany

Smaller euro countries fear pressure from France, Germany

Dec 8, 2011
Representatives from countries like Finland fear that tomorrow's summit could force their hand on some issues, and create a new culture in the eurozone where powerful countries trump the rest.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Finland

Euro debt crisis has deep roots

Dec 7, 2011
The troubles in Europe go back much farther than the birth of the euro, all the way to the days of Adolf Hitler.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Adolf Hitler, Germany

Will Slovakia pose another threat to the EU?

Dec 7, 2011
Slovakia was a big opponent of the recent vote to extend the Greek bailout package. How will it react to plans to change treaties in the eurozone?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Slovakia

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