eurozone

  • September 13, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, European stocks railed amid new signs that Germany and France will act to prevent Greece from defaulting. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it’s a “top priority” to avoid an uncontrolled default. In Iran, a court set bail of $500,000 apiece for two American hikers, who have been held on spying charges. 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

  • September 6, 2011  

    Across Europe, markets finished Tuesday at their lowest close in more than two years. Jeffrey Brown discusses the growing eurozone debt woes with FusionIQ’s Barry Ritholtz and Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    With the eurozone in such obvious economic turmoil, we turn to former chief IMF economist and longtime friend and favorite of Making Sen$e, Simon Johnson (Peterson Institute, MIT). We asked him a series of pressing questions: Paul Solman: Is the … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    With the eurozone in such obvious economic turmoil, we turn to former chief IMF economist and longtime friend and favorite of Making Sen$e, Simon Johnson (Peterson Institute, MIT). We asked him a series of pressing questions: Paul Solman: Is the … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011  

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a single council to govern economic policy for the eurozone, as the struggle for economic recovery dominated political developments on both sides of the Atlantic. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011  

    A new report out Tuesday showed overall growth in 17 eurozone countries increased just two-tenths of a percent in the second quarter. Judy Woodruff discusses what Europe’s crisis means for the world with George Washington University’s Scheherazade Rehman and the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Heather Conley. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2011  

    Wall Street staged a relatively calm rally Friday after a week of dizzying dives and sharp surges. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 125 points on the day but it lost 1.5 percent for the week and the NASDAQ lost 1 percent. Judy Woodruff reports on one of the market’s wildest spells since the meltdown of 2008. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2011  

    The closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday capped one of the market’s wildest spells since the meltdown of 2008. In the end, the major U.S. stock indices only dropped a small percentage for the week. Judy Woodruff discusses where things stand for investors with Bloomberg Businessweek’s Roben Farzad. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2011  

    The U.S. Labor Department announced Thursday that first-time monthly claims for jobless benefits have fallen below 400,000 for the first time in four months. Stocks shot back up amid signs the U.S. economy might not slide back into recession. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

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