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Angela Merkel calls for strict government spending rules

Dec 2, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel today called for a new legally binding set of rules to control spending in all eurozone countries, with harsh fines for any rule-breakers.

European debt crisis reaches pivotal moment

Nov 28, 2011
Last week marked more bad news for economies across Europe, including Germany. If more countries follow suit this week, the crisis could reach its threshold

Is the euro's death approaching?

Nov 25, 2011
In yet another bad development in the eurozone debt crisis, Italy saw its borrowing costs skyrocket. And now a British regulator has called on U.K. banks to prepare for the possible disintegration of the euro.

Could the euro be on its last legs?

Nov 25, 2011
The economic problems in Europe continue to gain steam, with Italy and Hungary making the latest headlines.

Brits head for cover amid Euro crisis

Nov 14, 2011
The British government is officially creating contingency plans in case the Euro breaks apart as fears continue over the regions banking crisis. Other countries so far remain quite on following suit.

The root of Italy's problems

Nov 14, 2011
Berlusconi may be gone, but Italia's problems persists. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how Italy got into the mess it's in today.

From the Road: Euro Angst

Jan 12, 2011
Is Europe on the verge of throwing out it its single currency? You hear whispers of that, in the face of strains on the continent's monetary uni...

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MID-DAY UPDATE: Black Friday, how would the Better Business Bureau rate itself?

Nov 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving! After that big dinner, many people will gear up for Black Friday shopping. There are deals galore to be had, and a new retailer...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Chrysler's revamping, GM's stock price and the Beatles on iTunes

Nov 16, 2010
After bailing out General Motors, taxpayers may not be able to purchase a piece of the stock pie now. Shares of GM are expected to fetch an...

Euro slides, Greek bond yields soar

Apr 6, 2010
The euro weakened to its lowest level since March 26 and Greek government yields on 10-year bonds soared to 7.1% on worries over Greece's debt. The...