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Draghi levels his big bazooka at eurozone debt

Sep 6, 2012
Making good on earlier promises, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has unveiled a huge bond-buying program aimed at tackling the European debt crisis.
Posted In: Europe, ECB, bonds, Europe debt crisis

Angela Merkel visits Beijing

Aug 30, 2012
They're calling it a "trade mission," but one can't help wondering what it might have to do with the debt crisis.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, Europe, China

PODCAST: Republicans consider the gold standard, Hertz to buy Dollar Thrifty

Aug 27, 2012
Among our main stories today are the wrap-up of earnings season, the potential fallout from the recent Apple vs. Samsung patent decision and the popularity of 3D movies in China.
Posted In: apple, gold standard, Europe

European leaders fly to meet and plan for economic future

Aug 23, 2012
French President Francois Hollande travels to Berlin today to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. That comes a day after Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras asked for more time to get Greece's fiscal house in order. In fact, over the next few days, Europe's skies will be full of dignitaries crisscrossing the continent trying to find a solution to the ongoing debt crisis.
Posted In: Europe

BHP Billiton profits fall, Greece still under pressure

Aug 22, 2012
Shares of BHP Billiton are down this morning, after the mining giant saw profits fall for the first time in three years.
Posted In: copper, Europe, Greece

Greek prime minister meets with French, German officials

Aug 20, 2012
This week, all eyes are on Greece. The country's prime minister is meeting with German and French officials. He's expected to officially ask for extension in meeting the country's fiscal targets.
Posted In: Greece, Europe, euro

Germany and France hold steady, but don't grow much

Aug 14, 2012
Happiness is relative in Europe these days: Investors are cheering news the euro area's top economies did not turn in the abysmal results many had expected. Instead, things are just "garden-variety" bad.
Posted In: Europe, Germany, France

Economic sentiment in Europe at three-year low

Jul 30, 2012
To Europe, where economic sentiment is at a three year low, according to new figures out today. Though global markets seem to be putting that aside and focusing instead on a statement that came last week from the head of the European Central Bank.
Posted In: Europe

Weak euro lures American travelers

Jul 12, 2012
The euro crisis has weakened the currency -- and strengthened Europe's appeal to American tourists.
Posted In: Travel, Europe, euro

Some economic slowdown in the U.S., gas prices remain stable

Jul 2, 2012
There's news this morning that folks who do the ordering at factories are increasingly wary. The Markit U.S. Purchasing Managers Index was a disappointment, its worst showing since late 2010.
Posted In: manufacturing, Europe, gas

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