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  • Spain exits bailout program; second Eurozone country to do so

    MADRID -- Spain exited its international bailout program Thursday, becoming the second Eurozone country to do so, amid a tentative economic recovery marred by persistently high unemployment. The Spanish government heralded the bailout exit as a...
  • What's new in Germany for 2014

    What's new in Germany for 2014
    While Germany sits in the driver's seat of Europe's economy, it doesn't take a cultural backseat either. Here are a few of the latest developments: Berlin is trying to finish construction of its new, 5 billion-euro (nearly $7 billion USD) airport:...
  • Good riddance to Bernanke's tight-money policies

    Good riddance to Bernanke's tight-money policies
    The Wall Street Journal is on the hard-money side of the debate over recent monetary policy. But its editorial on the departure of Ben S. Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve articulated a conventional wisdom that transcends that debate. The...
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two others for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said. Lael...
  • World economies pose biggest risk in 2014

    World economies pose biggest risk in 2014
    The prevailing view for 2014 is that the world is a safer place for investors than it's been for the past six years. The U.S. economy is in a sustainable recovery, the risk of a financial crisis in Europe is low and China's growth is still apparently...
  • Russia's Putin beats Obama for top spot in Forbes' most powerful

    Russia's Putin beats Obama for top spot in Forbes' most powerful
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, outflanking President Obama, whose authority was damaged by the recent government shutdown and budget crisis, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday in its annual rankings of global...
  • Discredited economic theory holds Europe in deflationary thrall

    PARIS -- This week the notorious "troika" representing the three major lenders to severely indebted European Union nations -- officials from the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank -- once again descended upon Athens to consider new...
  • Euro must have reform, not Americanization

    PARIS -- More than two decades ago, the Delors plan for European currency union was initially proposed. Some of us asked whether eight, 12 or 15 different European economies, with their distinct budgets (and budget priorities), fiscal situations and...
  • Europe bails itself out, for now

    PARIS -- The latest, and 20th, European "summit" meeting, held last week in Brussels, was symbolically a defeat for Germany's Angela Merkel, who agreed that Europe's permanent bailout fund could directly recapitalize certain troubled euro-zone banks after...
  • Siena conference further evidence of stalemated euro zone

    SIENA, ITALY -- The European Union is at risk of being destroyed by the euro. The credit crisis founded upon the swindle by Wall Street that was retailed to Europe's banks has created divisions in Europe which are undermining what was supposed to be...
  • Would a stronger European federation even help?

    PARIS -- The belief widely held is that enlarged federalism is the appropriate response to the economic crisis provoked by the Wall Street credit crash. Why? Fundamental to the crisis is the degree of federation it already has. Seventeen economically...