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Ben Bernanke in a Humvee: Why the Fed bailed out Europe

Nov 30, 2011
To better understand why central banks around the world today said they would "inject liquidity" into the global markets, you might imagine the global economy as a highway
Posted In: liquidity, Federal Reserve, Europe debt crisis

PODCAST: American Airlines takes a nosedive

Nov 29, 2011
What would a doomsday scenario in Europe look like? The Occupy movement has led protesters to take over a UBS building in London's financial district. In China, the government has put a ban on advertisements during primetime TV shows. And American Airlines flies towards... bankruptcy.
Posted In: American Airlines, Victoria's Secret, Europe debt crisis

Ring-fencing Italy

Nov 29, 2011
There's been a lot of talk recently about the need to ring-fence certain economies in Europe. These aren't the economies that have defaulted or been bailed out; these are the economies that are too big to fail. Italy is the most glaring example.
Posted In: whiteboard, Europe debt crisis, Eurozone, italy

Will the euro crisis repeat history?

Nov 29, 2011
The debt crisis in Europe is having a profound effect on banks there, and their ability to lend.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

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

Fiscal union could solve Europe's debt problems

Nov 28, 2011
One idea that's emerging this morning is to create a fiscal union between countries to enforce tighter budgets across Europe.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Fiscal policy

Strong central government in Europe could force spending cuts

Nov 28, 2011
'Germans first and Europeans second' might no longer fly as tensions increase in the European debt crisis.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, markets

Where the euro crisis could hit the U.S.

Nov 28, 2011
Money markets are supposed to be a safe investment. The European debt crisis could soon change that.
Posted In: Money markets, Lehman Brothers, Europe debt crisis

PODCAST: Black Friday's leftovers

Nov 28, 2011
The national retail federation says sales over the last 4 days jumped 16 percent from last year. Consumers spent an average of 398 dollars on Black Friday-- and Black Thursday, and all Black Saturday and Sunday. And about 40 percent of that shopping was done online.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Black Friday

President Obama meets with euro officials on crisis

Nov 28, 2011
President Obama is hosting some top European Union officials at the White House this morning, as concerns grow about what the debt crisis in Europe could do to the American economy.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, government bonds, banking, too big to fail

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