Best Buy says goodbye to Europe

Apr 30, 2013
Best Buy is pulling out of a big joint venture in Europe. The company is selling back its 50 percent stake in the mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse, at a significant loss.
Posted In: Best Buy, Europe, electronics

EU looks to protect bees from pesticides

Apr 29, 2013
The vote, which will restrict the use of certain types of pesticides for two years unless decisive new information becomes available, is an effort to protect the dwindling honeybee population.
Posted In: Europe, Environment, Agriculture, bees

Want to spur growth in the U.S.? Take a hint from Chile

Apr 23, 2013
What can be done to spur growth in the U.S. and the euro zone? Peter Henry, Dean of NYU's Stern School of Business, thinks the answer lies in developing countries.
Posted In: Europe, developing countries, BRICS

In the European debt crisis, size matters

Apr 4, 2013
Europe's debt crisis started in Greece. Now, residents in the tiny countries of Luxembourg, Slovenia and Malta are worried they're the next stop.
Posted In: slovenia, Malta, Luxembourg, Europe, debt

Did Microsoft put a padlock on Windows 8?

Mar 27, 2013
A group of European software developers is complaining that Microsoft uses a feature to block alternate operating systems on machines bought with Windows 8.
Posted In: Microsoft, windows, Europe, spain

Up, Up, and Away! Global stocks reach five-year high

Mar 8, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit yet another all-time high -- and the world is following suit. Global shares are at their highest level since June of 2008, thanks to strong market performance in France, Germany, the U.K., and Japan.
Posted In: stock market, Europe, Dow

Uncertainty in Italy radiates to eurozone

Feb 26, 2013
Poll results in Italy show power is split between a number of parties, including one led by former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
Posted In: italy, spain, Europe, Berlusconi, Mario Monti

Is a new global recession on the way?

Feb 14, 2013
A slew of GDP numbers out of Europe and Asia today paint a gory picture of the global economy.
Posted In: Europe, GDP, recession

President Obama proposes new trade agreement with Europe

Feb 13, 2013
In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama proposed new trade talks with the EU. How are leaders in Europe reacting?
Posted In: State of the Union, Europe, import export

EU data protection law could trigger trade war

Feb 11, 2013
The EU's Justice Commissioner says American companies like Google and Facebook must abide by a proposed new European law on data protection or face stiff penalties.
Posted In: Facebook, Google, data security, Europe, Tech