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Why Bond Yields Are at Record Lows

Michael Pento | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Michael Pento

If investors can correctly pinpoint the real reason behind these low sovereign debt yields, they will also be able to find a great parking place for their investment capital to weather the upcoming storm.

European Union 2014: Another Chapter in the "Dis-Integration" of the EU?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
John Sydney Hopkins

The political risks of the EU are currently understated by financial integration measures. 2014 is likely the year of EU political fragmentation and will be evidenced in the European Parliament elections to some degree, and will increase as the debate over the future of EU policy broadens.

European Union 2014: Another Chapter in the "Dis-integration" of the EU?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
John Sydney Hopkins

What has evolved over the last 20 or so years is a natural divergence between the fundamentally weaker and stronger economies, particularly since the onset of the global financial crisis five years ago.

At Least We're Not Europe

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

The Cure for Europe: A Public Option for Money and a Public Bank

Scott Baker | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Scott Baker

Europe is a different case from other countries, since they have nothing close to monetary sovereignty, and they are completely reliant on an international, stateless European Central Bank, that is, for now, mostly controlled by Germany.

What Ever Happened to Europe?

John Feffer | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
John Feffer

It's not just the European economy that is in crisis. The very idea of Europe has lost its shine. "Europe" once meant a more egalitarian and more tolerant model than the free market orthodoxy reigning in the United States.

A Simple Solution for Europe

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

While the EU will not disintegrate like the Soviet Union, all is not well and it's getting worse.

Could Labor Unions Destroy European Austerity?

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The government austerity budgets being put into place around Europe have raised the ire of powerful labor unions which have already proven this year t...

STRIPPED: Overspending Nations Could Lose EU Voting Rights

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — EU leaders worked on a deal early Friday to punish spendthrift nations whose overspending put Europe's single currency at risk, but o...

EU Set A Secret Group To Save The Euro

The Wall Street Journal | By MARCUS WALKER, CHARLES FORELLE and BRIAN BLACKSTONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two months after Lehman Brothers collapsed in the fall of 2008, a small group of European leaders set up a secret task force--one so secret that they ...

European Economy Needs Major Reforms, Warns EU Leader

AP | AOIFE WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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Euro Crisis: EU About To Experience An American-Style Credit Crunch

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Q: Isn't this reminiscent of the turbulent fall of 2008? A: Yes. The fear gripping Europe is leading to a rise in short-term lending rates, and tha...

Greece Moves To Quash Rumors About Bailout

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAVOS, Switzerland — Greek and European officials moved Friday to quash market buzz that Athens could find itself in too deep a financial hole t...