IMF issues warning over Greek debt

Feb 9, 2017
Greece is about to default on its bonds — again.

Home equity helping people build household wealth

Nov 24, 2016
Remember the housing crisis? Well, for many American homeowners, it’s now squarely in the rear-view mirror. A report from RealtyTrac finds that the percentage of homeowners who are underwater — meaning they owe more on their mortgage than their home…
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Aleppo bombings continue, as aid grows scarce

Sep 29, 2016
Before the war, Aleppo was Syria's largest city with its commercial center, thus an important and symbolic city.
Aleppo's citadel is seen through destruction in this picture taken on September 28, 2016 in the Farafira district, northwest of the city's historic citadel, after Syria's army took control of the rebel-held district after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes.

In Venezuela, desperate conditions turn worse

Jul 19, 2016
Inflation roars while the country runs out of food and other necessities
Venezuelans cross the Simon Bolivar bridge linking San Antonio del Tachira, in Venezuela with Cucuta in Colombia, to buy basic supplies on July 17, 2016. Thousands of Venezuelans again poured into the Colombian city of Cucuta on Sunday, profiting from the brief reopening of a long-closed border to buy food and medicine. 

Venezuela's economic crisis spurs food riots and looting

Jun 20, 2016
Another sign of the resource curse: following the country's state of emergency declaration, conditions worsen.
Fading Chavez graffiti.
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Puerto Rico faces $422 million interest payment on bonds

Apr 28, 2016
The territory is deep in debt and with an upcoming payment deadline, citizens are feeling the strain.
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Refugee crisis is bad in Europe, but worse elsewhere

Sep 11, 2015
Most of Syria's 4 million registered refugees are in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.

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The Greeks are getting tired of crisis talks

Jun 18, 2015
Marketplace's Stephen Beard talks to people in Greece about the economic crisis.

Gold bugs find the shine in precious metal

Nov 13, 2012
There are plenty of so-called "gold bugs" out there -- people who hoard big chunks of the precious metal, as in actual gold.

Is higher education a right?

May 11, 2012
The value of outstanding student loans in America just past the $1 trillion mark, we sat down with economists Robert Reich and Neal McCluskey to discuss America's newest crisis.