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Croatia could be newest European Union member

Jan 20, 2012
Joining the European Union means also eventually jumping on board with the euro currency. Why would a country want to get involved at such a moment of crisis?
Posted In: Croatia, European Union, euro
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Europeans differ on the euro’s desirability

Jan 19, 2012
The euro has much support in beleaguered Greece and Italy, but in Germany -- the eurozone’s strongest economy -- many wonder if it’s worth the cost.
Posted In: euro, Eurozone
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Eurozone may end up failed currency union

Jan 4, 2012
The 17 nations sharing the euro as a common currency struggle to keep the eurozone together. Historically, currency unions have a poor track record.
Posted In: euro, Eurozone, debt, monetary union
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European leaders not optimistic for 2012

Jan 2, 2012
Leaders usually like to start the year with optimism, but Angela Merkel and others are finding it hard to see the bright side to the current situation in Europe.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Angela Merkel, euro, Eurozone
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European bond, debt issues wear on

Dec 29, 2011
In Greece, tax collectors are on strike to protest benefit cuts while in Italy, the government was able to borrow $9 billion to help pay for services, but banks willing to lend also demanded a high return.
Posted In: italy, Europe debt crisis, euro
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2011 in review: Europe's debt crisis

Dec 29, 2011
The continent has had a dramatic year. The debt crisis seems to be in check right now, but there’s no telling what might happen next year.
Posted In: 2011, Europe debt crisis, euro
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As euro turns 10, a look back at its history

Dec 28, 2011
It'll be the euro's 10th anniversary come New Year's Day. What economists predicted back then, and how true it holds now.
Posted In: euro, Europe debt crisis
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A poem: O Euro! My Euro!

Dec 27, 2011
With apologies to Walt Whitman, the Wall Street Poet considers the euro in verse, circa 2002 and the present day.
Posted In: euro, Eurozone, Europe debt crisis
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Euro weakens, but just part of the economic picture

Dec 14, 2011
The euro has fallen to its weakest point against the dollar in almost a year. This helps American travelers to Europe -- but only if they can afford a vacation.
Posted In: euro, Dollar exchange rate, currency
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PODCAST: OPEC reaches a deal, iPads in the cockpit

Dec 14, 2011
Conflict in Washington continues over the possible extension of the payroll tax cuts, as experts disagree whether the measures help or hurt the broader economy. The SEC is pushing for a rule that would disclose the income gap between the average American worker and CEOs. It is about to get a bit more difficult to be a cab driver in Chicago. And what kind of football team will make its home in Los Angeles?
Posted In: OPEC, euro

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