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Chris Low: U.S. economy is 'being held hostage' by eurozone crisis

Oct 7, 2011
FTN Financial economist Chris Low says that the positive jobs report out today is contributing to a slightly better economic outlook in the U.S., but markets won't recover until the problems in Europe are solved.
Posted In: Economy

Greeks mull over possible voter referendum

Oct 7, 2011
Many Greeks are starting to believe no one is listening to their protests, no matter how loud and dramatic. But they might get a chance to shape some financial reforms in a voter referendum later this year.

Greek foreign minister on the country's economic crisis

Oct 7, 2011
Stavros Lambrinidis discusses what happened to Greece that might have led to the current economic problems there, and offers a lesson learned.

Ten years later, Afghanistan is largest aid recipient in the world

Oct 7, 2011
Ten years ago, the U.S. and other countries invaded Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks. Today, the U.S. spends around $300 million a month back

Is Obama's jobs package vital to save the economy?

Oct 6, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, and the BBC's Andrew Walker let us know how important a jobs package is -- for the U.S. and Europe.
Posted In: Jobs

European unease continues over Greek bailout

Oct 6, 2011
European banks might be subject to a new round of stress tests that would assume a possible Greek default.

Josh Brown: European banks on the precipice of a crisis

Oct 5, 2011
We hear from Josh Brown, analyst at Fusion Analytics, about how dire the banking crisis in Europe really is.
Posted In: Banks

Leaders under pressure to strengthen European banks

Oct 5, 2011
The focus in Europe is transitioning to the big banks in the region that are exposed to bad sovereign debt.

How safe is Britain from the euro crisis?

Oct 5, 2011
Britain is in many ways removed from continental Europe -- but not so removed that it won't ever feel the effects of the European debt crisis.

Euro sovereign debt problems pour over into banking system

Oct 5, 2011
Dexia may be just the first in a line of European banks that could fail in the midst of the European financial crisis. And the average citizen could soon feel the effects.

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