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How the Fed's big news is playing abroad

Jun 20, 2013
Global markets are down this morning on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve may not continue its bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, in the long-term.
Posted In: Japan, Federal Reserve, asia, Europe, Ben Bernanke

Obama administration convinced EU leaders to drop spying measure: Report

Jun 13, 2013
The Obama Administration successfully lobbied the EU to do away with a proposed data privacy measure, according to a report in the Financial Times. The exclusion would make it easier for the U.S. to spy on EU citizens.
Posted In: privacy, Europe, surveillance, Obama

Can money and planning stop future flooding in Europe?

Jun 11, 2013
Residents of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and beyond are still wading through high waters today. Severe flooding has led to the deaths of at least 24 people.
Posted In: flood, Europe, weather

NSA surveillance debate could threaten US-EU trade deal

Jun 10, 2013
The furor over U.S. Internet surveillance could hit transatlantic trade. A senior European lawmaker says the revelations could potentially derail plans for a U.S.-EU free trade deal.
Posted In: nsa, surveillance, free trade, Europe

Trade spat between China and EU threatens exports of solar panels, wine

Jun 6, 2013
A day after the EU Trade Commission placed anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels, the Chinese government has launched an investigation into doing the same on EU wine exports to China.
Posted In: China, Europe, solar, wine

Factory data suggest economic pick-up

Jun 3, 2013
The Institute of Supply Management releases its survey of U.S. factories for the month of May today. In Europe, the latest factory ordering data are indicating modest economic improvement.
Posted In: factory, Europe, Chrysler

In Europe, vacation days stay

May 27, 2013
One in four Americans get no vacation days while the average European gets 25 days off.
Posted In: vacation days, vacation, Europe, Whats up Europe

Germany backs off EU solar panel 'dumping' investigation

May 27, 2013
European -- and some American manufacturers -- believe Chinese solar panels are being sold for less than they cost to build. The European Commission is investigating, but now Germany is distancing itself from the "dumping" allegations.
Posted In: China, energy, Europe, solar power

EU officials investigate Apple over sales tactics: Report

May 27, 2013
The European Commission is looking into whether Apple uses unfair tactics that hurt competition, according to the Financial Times.
Posted In: apple, Europe, Tech, European Commission, anti-trust

European auto sales up for first time since 2011

May 17, 2013
But that comes with an asterisk.
Posted In: auto sales, Europe, European Union

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