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Is it time for the U.S. to borrow big?

Jun 5, 2012
Spain nears a credit crisis, worldwide markets are down, and U.S. borrowing costs near zero. Some economists argue this economic instant is the best time for the U.S. government to invest in infrastructure projects.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, U.S., interest rates

Fears of global slowdown sink markets

Jun 4, 2012
Stocks are down all over the world this morning as investors have their first chance to react to the Labor Department's May jobs report that came out on Friday. But the negative market sentiment isn't just about jobs.
Posted In: emerging markets, China, Europe debt crisis, spain

Europe contemplates centralized authority

Jun 4, 2012
It used to be a pipe dream of some European officials just a year ago. Now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for a central authority to regulate all the finances of countries that use the euro.
Posted In: eurobond, Germany, Angela Merkel, spain

Solutions for Spanish banking crisis dwindle

May 31, 2012
Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Saenz, will head to Washington to discuss ways to resolve the Spanish banking crisis with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
Posted In: spain, bankia, ECB, Europe debt crisis

Obama sends economic adviser to Europe

May 30, 2012
With borrowing costs spiking for Spain and Italy, the Obama administration has sent a top treasury official to Europe to encourage European leaders to take decisive action on their financial mess.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, Obama, spain, Greece, Eurozone

European Commission recommends banking union

May 30, 2012
The European Commission has recommended today that banks in the eurozone create a union to help regulate and bolster failing banks.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, European Commission

Euro banking union could reduce Spanish burden

May 30, 2012
The European Commission recommended today that Europe bring its banking system into closer union, so that stronger parts of the EU can help out weaker links without disrupting individual governments.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, Germany, European Commission

U.S. Treasury yield hits 60 year low

May 30, 2012
As investors cope with uncertainty in Europe, the interest on the 10-year Treasury note, the benchmark cost of U.S. debt, hit a record low of 1.6 percent.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, yields, debt, spain

What's up, Europe? Insecurity in Spain

May 29, 2012
Although Spanish culture frowns upon talking about money, a financial crisis there is teaching everyone a little more about economics.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

Spain seeks to rescue its big bad Bankia

May 28, 2012
The Spanish government is wrangling with how to rescue its troubled banks. The Spanish bank Bankia needs about $24 billion in new capital.
Posted In: spain, bankia, bank bailout, Europe debt crisis

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