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A Negative Press

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

This separation of Europe into a "good north" and a "bad south" by the traditional European press has been instrumental in undermining feelings of solidarity on the continent and have torn at the very heart of the "European ideal."

Sending Scientists to Prison Helps Explain Why the Italian Economy Is in Trouble

Sheldon Filger | Posted 12.25.2012 | World
Sheldon Filger

How ironic it is that financial oligarchs and their enablers in public office can escape accountability for their role in the greatest financial catastrophe since the Great Depression, while scientific researchers are sent to prison for lacking divine prescience?

A Conversation With Noam Chomsky

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

Noam Chomsky, who in six decades of teaching, writing, and activism, has not hesitated to express his opinion on such matters, takes a different view than others towards Greece.

In Ireland, Some Ex-Construction Workers Are Now Baking Cookies

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Construction workers and bakers may not seem so similar, but at one shop, those once operating heavy machinery are now making a small fortune off baki...

No Way to Hold Eurozone Together

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Will the PIIGS sink the euro or will the European monetary union jettison the PIIGS? As the stakes get ever higher, we are rapidly approaching the end game for the European debt crisis.

GRAPHIC: European Debt Balloons Over The Last Decade

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Though the European debt crisis has in recent months revolved a small number of countries, most prominently Greece and Italy, issues of sovereign deb...

Fiscal Irony

Michael Farr | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

In the U.S., the action in the bond market is difficult to explain. Yields have fallen dramatically this year despite several developments that normally would cause bond investors to flee and yields to soar.

The United Countries Of The Americas?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Patrick Takahashi

I'm on my annual global adventure and thus far have posted on: - "Japan: Seven Months After the Cataclysm," and - "A Simple Solution for E...

Is Gold a Safe Haven From a Greek Default?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

When virtually every global financial institution is exposed to one other in today's world of free flowing capital markets, where do you hide when bankrupt borrowers like Greece default?

From "Too Big to Fail" Banks to "Too Big to Default" Nations to What's Next?

Lydia Fisher | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

We've had financial bubbles before. This one's got a twist though. It's fraught with complexity, scope, depth, widespread fraud and bad underwriting practices making coming out of it, all the more difficult.

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

EU Commission: Find Consensus On Greece Or Global Economy Will Suffer

Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Luke Baker and Philipp Halstrick) - EU leaders must find a convincing solution to Greece's debt crisis at a summit on Thursday...

Sovereign Debt Crisis Is Now Global

Sheldon Filger | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
Sheldon Filger

Any doubt that the Eurozone debt crisis is no longer contained but has metastasized into a full-blown global calamity is rapidly being erased by fast-...

Ireland's Credit Rating Downgraded To Junk By Moody's

Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Walter Brandimarte and Daniel Bases) - Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday cut Ireland's credit rating to junk status, saying the count...

Europe Acknowledges Greek Default May Be Necessary

Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS (Julien Toyer and Luke Baker) - European Union leaders are poised to hold an emergency summit after finance ministers acknowledged for th...

Germany Confident Italians Will Institute Austerity

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Erik Kirschbaum, Eric Kelsey and Sarah Marsh) - Germany's government has full confidence in Italy to take the necessary decisions regardin...

Europe Alleges Credit Rating Agencies Are Bias Against EU

Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS (Luke Baker) - Europe issued a full-throated assault on credit ratings agencies on Wednesday, saying there were signs of bias against the...

Simon Johnson: Italy Could Be Next

Bloomberg | Simon Johnson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

In recent days, Greece’s parliament adopted new austerity measures and Europe’s finance ministers approved another round of Greek loans. So the Eu...

The Greek Tragedy: Could a 'Haircut' Help?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Debate has been raging as to whether the Greek economy can avoid bankruptcy. Just how big is the problem, what are the options and how is this impacting financial markets?

Euro Endgame

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The European Central Bank is acting as if it can dictate terms to Greece, but Greece is a sovereign country. As U.S. banks found out, when someone owes you money and they can't pay it back, you are in as much trouble -- sometimes more -- as they are.

Beware Greeks Bearing Banks

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.22.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

After every financial debacle or war, there is a huge political struggle over whether creditors get to stand in the way of an economic recovery. Greece is the poster child for this dilemma, and the Greek story reveals the real villain of the piece.

Portugal Faces Severe Fiscal and Economic Crisis As Eurozone Sovereign Debt Fears Grow

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The weakest links in the Eurozone chain are known as the PIIGS. This acronym represents five fiscally vulnerable members of the European monetary unio...

EU Bonds: Portugal Proving the Point & How You Can Profit

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Just what is at the root of the EU's troubles? And how do last week's events with Portugal exemplify the problem?

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....