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Protesters come out for International Workers' Day

May 1, 2012
It's International Workers' Day -- organized by unions and left-leaning political parties across the world. Thousands of protesters are out on the streets in Greece, France and even Russia.
Posted In: Europe, strike, workers

General Electric, McDonald's report earnings

Apr 23, 2012
McDonald's said today its profits were up 7 percent last quarter, thanks to a 9 percent rise in U.S. restaurant sales and a 5 percent boost in Europe. Also General Electric reported an 11 percent drop in profit during the first three months of the year.
Posted In: McDonald's, General Electric, Europe

As France runs out of cash to borrow, politics could shift

Apr 19, 2012
France will try to borrow a lot more money today. But the low borrowing costs the country has seen every since the European Central Bank handed out a trillion dollars in emergency loans are no longer a sure thing -- that money may be running out.
Posted In: Europe, France, nicolas sarkozy

Markets feeling the ripples from Europe and earthquake

Apr 11, 2012
There were several massive earthquakes off the coast of Indonesia today, triggering tsunami warnings across the Indian Ocean. Those warnings have been cancelled and no serious damage has been reported so far.
Posted In: markets, tsunami, Europe, bonds

Europe reacts to Fed stress test news

Mar 14, 2012
While U.S. stock markets reacted positively to the stress test news, some analysts in Europe still worry about the volatility of CitiGroup.
Posted In: Europe, stress tests, Citigroup, Federal Reserve

Did writing off debt in Greece count as a default?

Mar 9, 2012
In Greece, private investors have agreed to write off about 75 percent of their loans to the country.
Posted In: Greece, credit default swaps, Europe, default

The next crisis in Europe?

Mar 8, 2012
If Greece will soon be out of the woods, at least temporarily, other European nations are still at risk of financial collapse.
Posted In: Greece, Europe

Big economic worries remain surrounding Greece

Mar 7, 2012
There is a possibility that Greece's private creditors won't accept big losses on their investments by a deadline tomorrow night.
Posted In: Greece, Europe

Greece avoids a messy default... for now

Feb 21, 2012
After months of wrangling and a marathon meeting yesterday, European finance ministers have agreed on a $170 billion plus bailout for Greece. That'll save the country from a messy default, but stability can be hard to get too excited about, for Greeks and banks that owned Greek bonds -- especially with the harsh terms of the agreement.
Posted In: Greece, Europe, IMF

How Greece could move forward from here

Feb 21, 2012
After months of wrangling and a marathon meeting yesterday, European finance ministers have agreed on a $170 billion bailout deal for Greece. It'll save the country from a messy default, but the terms of the deal are painful.
Posted In: Greece, Greek, Europe

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