European debt

  • June 6, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    People take part in a protest in front of a BBVA bank office in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago AFP/Getty Images This week here at Making Sen$e, we’ll be featuring dispatches from Europe’s financial front lines – mainly and plainly, … Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    People take part in a protest in front of a BBVA bank office in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago AFP/Getty Images This week here at Making Sen$e, we’ll be featuring dispatches from Europe’s financial front lines – mainly and plainly, … Continue reading

  • October 14, 2011  

    In other news Friday, a federal appeals court upheld a key part of a controversial Alabama immigration law, and blocked another. The ruling allows police to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. In New York City, anti-Wall Street protesters claimed victory after plans to clean up their campsite were delayed. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2011  

    Bank of America, the nation’s largest lender, announced plans to shrink the company by 30,000 people over the next two years. Judy Woodruff discusses Banks of America’s troubles and the growing concerns over interconnected global financial problems with banking expert Bert Ely and Simon Johnson, former IMF chief economist. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2010   BY jbreslow 

    Spain on Wednesday became the third European nation in two days to see its debt rating downgraded, heightening investor angst about a spiraling fiscal crisis on the continent. The ratings agency Standard & Poor’s slashed its rating of Spain by … Continue reading

  • February 16, 2010   BY Carolyn O'Hara  

    EU finance ministers have given Greece a one month deadline to demonstrate that it is making dramatic cuts to its budget, and just days to provide more information on the country’s use of currency swaps to potentially hide growing debt, … Continue reading

  • February 11, 2010   BY Carolyn O'Hara  

    EU leaders meeting for a summit in Brussels Thursday pledged to act to help Greece avoid default on its massive public debt, but they offered few specifics about what aid might be offered and in what form. With other countries … Continue reading