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European Austerity

Sweden Election Results Offer Uncertain Future For Austerity

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

STOCKHOLM, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Sweden's center-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven emerged as victor in Sunday's general election after a voter ...

Weak Employment Is American Austerity at Work

Harlan Green | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Is economic growth grinding to a halt, even as pundits predicted better growth in 2014? It does look like past austerity policies are still holding U.S. back.

Mark Gongloff

The Complete Failure Of Austerity, In 1 Chart | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business

It feels like forever since we checked in on just how badly austerity is failing, so let's take a quick tour around Europe to see all the different re...

Michael McAuliff

Senator Hammers Heritage Foundation Testimony At Hearing | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) slammed a Heritage Foundation economist in an open Senate hearing Tuesday, suggesting the conservative ...

Ryan's 19th-century Budget Plan

Harlan Green | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Harlan Green

It is a vicious circle that those who still espouse 19th-century free market economics do not want to recognize. What applied to a rural America where 70 percent still lived on farms cannot apply today to an urbanized U.S.

Greek Parties Hit Political Stalemate, Euro Exit Fears Grow

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

By George Georgiopoulos and Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, May 14 (Reuters) - Greek leftists rejected a last-ditch proposal by the head of s...

Europe's Tale of Austerity: Don't Try This at Home

Ben Zweifach | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

Last week's shellackings across the Atlantic were bad news for both Democrats and Republicans -- because it will make bipartisan deficit reduction that much spookier for everybody in Washington.

Austerity, Rejected

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

The average person blinks 16 times a minute, but only needs to know seven and a half things each day. Here they are: Thing One: Plus Ca Change: If ...

On May Day, Europeans Rally Against Austerity

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

* Marches in Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal * Protesters carry banners opposing budget cuts * Greece, France ...

Which European Country Just Doubled Down On Austerity Measures?

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS, March 11 (Reuters) - Belgium's government agreed early on Sunday to extend austerity measures by 1.82 billion euros ($2.39 billion) to kee...

WATCH: Why The World Austerity Is 'A Nonsense'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The term "austerity" has become a popular and concise way of describing the various methods of economic belt-tightening being employed throughout Euro...