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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

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

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

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

U.S. dollar strengthens against the euro

Dec 14, 2011
The U.S. dollar hits an 11 month high against the euro as questions remain about the ability to solve the debt crisis in Europe.
Posted In: euro, dollar, currency

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

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

The Euro Slide

Dec 14, 2011
The euro fell to $1.29 today, its lowest since January. Experts say it's a sign Europe is still hurting, despite last week's proposed treaty to crack down on budgets.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, euro

EU agreement isn't necessarily the right fix

Dec 12, 2011
Twenty-six of 27 European Union leaders will pursue strict budget rules. But austerity may not be the best prescription for Europe's debt crisis.
Posted In: Eurozone, euro, European Union

Is it too late for the euro?

Dec 5, 2011
The leaders of Germany and France met today to figure out a strategy to bail out the Euro. Is it too late?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, euro, bailout

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