• June 14, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Egypt’s highest court dealt a double blow to the newly empowered Muslim Brotherhood. The judges found the law governing last fall’s elections unconstitutional and ordered the new Islamist-dominated parliament dissolved. Also, U.N. observers finally entered the Syrian town of Haffa. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2012  

    After Spain’s economy minister formally asked for aid to bail out the fourth-largest economy in the eurozone, the 17-nation body approved a loan of up to $125 billion. But early optimism was overwhelmed by worries that the bailout might not be enough. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2012  

    As Spain secured up to $125 billion from the eurozone to bolster its ailing banks, early optimism was overshadowed by worries that the amount might not be enough. Judy Woodruff discusses the bailout with Douglas Rediker of the New America Foundation and Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Continue reading

  • June 8, 2012  

    European leaders must stabilize their financial system to create a stronger eurozone, President Obama said Friday, urging them to act on the growing debt crisis. Jeffrey Brown, economist Nariman Behravesh and Drew Greenblatt of Marlin Steel Wire Products discuss how Europe’s economic troubles might affect U.S. economic growth. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    In other news Monday, a suicide car bomb in central Baghdad killed at least 23 people — detonating right outside the main Shiite religious affairs office in Iraq. Nearly 200 people were wounded in the explosion. Also, officials in Pakistan condemned a suspected U.S. drone strike that killed at least 15 people. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    After an inconclusive meeting of European leaders in Brussels ended Wednesday, new data showed a worsening economic contraction throughout the continent. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    Economic divisions between France and Germany were reinforced Wednesday at a summit on Europe’s debt crisis with austerity, promises of economic growth and a potential euro exit by Greece among the topics of open and vocal debate. Jeffrey Brown and The Economist’s Zanny Minton discuss what’s ahead for the eurozone. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    As the U.S. election season heats up amid rising debt, Europe’s woes, expiring Bush-era tax cuts and a scheduled round of spending cuts, the Congressional Budget Office warned the economy could head back into recession. Judy Woodruff speaks with Harvard University’s Ken Rogoff and Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute. Continue reading

  • May 18, 2012  

    In other news Friday, leaders of some of the world’s largest economies began gathering at Camp David in Maryland for the G-8 summit. Also, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested Greece hold a referendum on staying in the eurozone, according to a spokesman for Greece’s caretaker government. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2012  

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Jeffrey Brown during a factory tour Thursday in Baltimore that he couldn’t understand why the debate over the federal debt limit is back again. They also discussed how regional Federal Reserve bank boards are established and how President Obama will campaign about jobs and the economy. Continue reading