The economics of winning an Olympics

Sep 6, 2013
Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?
Posted In: Olympics, turkey, Japan, spain

Rumble over 'The Rock': Spain and Britain quarrel over Gibraltar

Aug 13, 2013
Three-hundred-year-old resentments over a British colony play into Spain's new restrictions on Gibraltar.
Posted In: Gibraltar, Britain, spain

Spat over Gibraltar smells fishy

Aug 7, 2013
Spain is punishing the British territory of Gibraltar supposedly over a row about fishing, but some British lawmakers say this is mere saber-rattling to distract attention from Spain's domestic economic problems.
Posted In: spain, Gibraltar, Britain

Avatar therapy helps adults feel more like children

Jul 29, 2013
A research team working at the University of Barcelona has found that when adults are represented by child avatars in a virtual world, they act more like children.
Posted In: Avatar, psychology, spain

Spanish town embraces socialism

Jul 4, 2013
Mayor of Spanish town says socialism blunts sharp edges of the country's economic crisis.
Posted In: spain, Europe

Did Microsoft put a padlock on Windows 8?

Mar 27, 2013
A group of European software developers is complaining that Microsoft uses a feature to block alternate operating systems on machines bought with Windows 8.
Posted In: Microsoft, windows, Europe, spain

Zara-owner Inditex translates fast-fashion into big profits

Mar 13, 2013
The Spanish company Inditex, which owns Zara among other chain stores, has just unveiled an impressive set of figures: a 22 percent jump in profits.
Posted In: Retail, fashion, clothing, spain

Uncertainty in Italy radiates to eurozone

Feb 26, 2013
Poll results in Italy show power is split between a number of parties, including one led by former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
Posted In: italy, spain, Europe, Berlusconi, Mario Monti

Which is scarier: Dow 14,000 or European debt?

Feb 4, 2013
After a week of near-record highs, Wall Street appears worried again -- one of the culprits may be new concerns about the European debt crisis.
Posted In: spain, italy, Europe debt crisis

In Spain, corruption and austerity don't mix

Feb 1, 2013
A bribery scandal in Spain is threatening the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at a time of austerity and high unemployment.
Posted In: spain, corruption, austerity, Europe debt crisis