Spanish energy providers decided that refitting coal plants to reduce carbon emissions and meet EU regulations was too expensive.
The continuing political stalemate could hamper economic growth.
One real estate company has made a business out of assisting struggling rural towns.
But, "it's also important to remember that the markets are not in anything like the kind of conditions they were when the eurozone crisis was at its most intense back in 2011 and 2012," Andrew Walker, an economics correspondent for the BBC told us.
The Spanish Christmas Lottery, one of the biggest draws in the world, has a payout of over 2 billion euros and a participation rate of 75 percent.
Spanish businesses are confused after the latest developments in Catalonia.