A rare partial solar eclipse is seen over Northamptonshire on March 20, 2015 in Northampton, England.

European eclipse sheds light on solar power challenges

Mar 20, 2015
Power grids have to be re-engineered to keep up with new sources of electricity.
Posted In: solar panels, alternative energy, Europe

Ukraine raises interest rate to 30 percent

Mar 4, 2015
The hike comes as Ukraine's central bank seeks to tackle rampant inflation.
Posted In: ukraine, Ukrainian economy, Europe
A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane comes in for a landing at Heathrow Airport.

The euro is dropping, but airfares aren't

Jan 22, 2015
Planning an inexpensive trip to Europe? Better research airfares first.
Posted In: Airlines, Europe, the euro
A visitor passes the Google logo on September 26, 2012 at the official opening party of the Google offices in Berlin, Germany.

EU votes to push Google break-up

Nov 27, 2014
Lawmakers say Google shouldn't promote its own services in search results.
Posted In: Europe, European Union, Google

The numbers for November 6, 2014

Nov 6, 2014
A plan is coming together to resuscitate the eurozone. Let's do the numbers.
Posted In: Europe, malware, disney, election 2016
A man walks past shuttered stores in Hong Kong last month. China’s economy grew in the third quarter at its slowest pace in five years.

Europe v China: Whose economic woes pain America more?

Oct 21, 2014
China's growth is declining. Europe is struggling. Which pains the U.S. most?
Posted In: Europe, China, Chinese economy, world economy

A future we haven't imagined, but might forget

Aug 7, 2014
Europe's search engine policy repercussions might surprise us in a bad way.
Posted In: right to be forgotten, Google, Europe, European Union, Wikipedia
Marketplace refrigerator

Our big fat American refrigerators

Jul 29, 2014
American refrigerators are bigger, cost more and they're making us fat.
Posted In: refrigerators, big, China, Europe
Safeway customers

Why Americans spend less of their budgets on food

Jul 7, 2014
Food prices are rising, but Americans still spend less of their disposable income on food than people in other countries.
Posted In: Food, income, Europe, farmland
European Central Bank

What negative interest rates mean for the Eurozone

Jun 5, 2014
People who save money usually get paid. Now, European banks pay for the privilege.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe