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Spanish Debt

Mark Gongloff

Worst Day In a Month For Stocks | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

The European debt crisis is back with a vengeance. Spanish borrowing costs soared for a third straight day on Monday, reaching dangerous levels, as...

Spanish Prime Minister: 'We Are Living In A Crucial Moment'

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS and CIARAN GILES | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

MADRID — Spain's government imposed more austerity measures on the beleaguered country Wednesday as it unveiled sales tax hikes and spending cut...

Euphemisms for Spain

Matthias Krug | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Matthias Krug

No, this is definitely not referring to Angela Merkel. Rather, it is a different tactical approach, looking to instill some much needed humor in the midst of an extremely serious population. And if you can laugh at your own follies, you're half-way towards some serious self-(social) criticism.

Spain Bank Bailout Could Have Huge Price Tag

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS and ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

MADRID — Spain's troubled banks could need as much as (EURO)62 billion ($78.6 billion) in new capital to protect themselves from economic shocks...

Bad News For Spain

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

MADRID (AP) — Spain's borrowing costs broke through another record Thursday after a credit ratings agency downgraded the country's ability to pay do...

Spanish Hassle Tragic

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

Thing One: Help! Spain Needs Somebody: Seven And A Half Things is all about self-help, but this is ridiculous. Spain, which has warned that it is v...

Spain In Recession...Again

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

MADRID — As their losses from mortgages grow, Spanish banks have begun discussions about creating a separate entity – a "bad bank" –...

Could This Be One Town's Key To Paying Off Debt?

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS and HERNAN MUNOZ | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business

RASQUERA, Spain — What about growing marijuana to pay off crushing municipal debt? One Spanish village put the idea to the vote Tuesday, and a m...

Oh, Look, Europe Is On Fire Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Oh boy, here comes yet another flare-up in the European debt crisis -- which, unlike an "Anchorman" sequel, nobody wants to see. It hasn't even bee...

Spanish Borrowing Costs Plunged, Indicating Market Confidence

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business

MADRID — Spain's Parliament voted in Conservative Mariano Rajoy as the new prime minister on Tuesday, when the country also saw its borrowing co...

Spain's Local, Regional Governments Running Out Of Money

AP | By ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business

MORATALLA, Spain -- In this hillside town, topped by a medieval castle and surrounded by olive groves, the 120 municipal workers haven't been paid sin...

Schuman: Can Sovereign Defaults Tank The Global Economy?

TIME | Michael Schuman | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

Investors are running for the hills these days, shaken to the core by fears that sovereign defaults will roil global markets and derail the shaky reco...

European Debt Crisis Escalates: Will Spain Be The Next To Fall?

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The debt crisis in Europe escalated sharply Friday as investors dumped Spanish and Portuguese bonds in panicked selling, substantially heightening the...