italy

  • July 15, 2011  

    In other news Friday, Italy’s parliament gave final approval to a new set of austerity measures, two high-level resignations occurred in the Murdoch media empire and hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Syria in the largest rallies since the uprisings began. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2011  

    On Wednesday in Rome, Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti announced plans to strengthen a $57 billion austerity package and speed it through Parliament in hopes of calming market fears in Europe and on Wall Street. Ray Suarez reports on the nation’s worrisome economic crisis. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2011  

    In hopes of calming the world’s jitters over its financial health, Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti announced plans to strengthen a $57 billion austerity package on Wednesday. Ray Suarez discusses the country’s economic crisis with Il Sole 24 Ore’s Mario Calvo-Platero and Harvard University’s Kenneth Rogoff. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, in an effort to restore calm to worried European leaders and markets, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi vowed to accelerate the adoption of austerity measures. Also, the death toll rose to 88 in the sinking of a Russian tourist boat in the Volga River on Sunday. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered to stand trial for allegations he paid an underage girl for sex. Berlusconi denies the charges and refuses to step down. In Southern Sudan, the death toll from a rebel attack last week doubled to at least 211 people. Continue reading

  • January 28, 2011    

    All this week we’ve featured investment advisor Jon Shayne, aka Country-and-Western economist Merle Hazard, warbling his way through the European debt debacle. He started with the pain in Spain and moved on through Erin Go Broke to the tune of … Continue reading

  • January 26, 2011    

    By “hits,” I mean Merle Hazard’s Golden Newbie Euro-crisis Euro-tunes, as well as the Internet views that they’ve been garnering. Monday’s post: The Pain in Spain Falls Plainly from Merle’s Brain. Yesterday’s: Erin Go Broke. And today, the world debut … Continue reading

  • January 26, 2011    

    By “hits,” I mean Merle Hazard’s Golden Newbie Euro-crisis Euro-tunes, as well as the Internet views that they’ve been garnering. Monday’s post: The Pain in Spain Falls Plainly from Merle’s Brain. Yesterday’s: Erin Go Broke. And today, the world debut … Continue reading

  • October 29, 2010    

    In today’s arts and culture headlines, Hobbit legislation passes in New Zealand.
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  • June 22, 2010    

    A roundup of arts headlines.
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