Euro debt crisis

 
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The debt crisis affects Cyprus

This weekend’s news that the island nation of Cyprus is in need of a financial bailout proves the very real concern over economic contagion. In light of the situation there, we can effectively link the Greek bond defaults to the crisis within Cyprus Popular Bank, the most heavily exposed bank in the nation. “Cypriot banks [...]

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The European debt crisis

How might Europe’s spiraling debt crisis affect the U.S. and its stalled economic recovery? To understand the potential impact, here are five things to know.

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A ‘Grexit’ primer

Greece is once again on the brink of a financial collapse. How will its potential exit from the euro impact the rest of Europe, the global economy and the U.S. presidential election?

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Time for the Fed to take over in Europe

With Europe’s deepening debt crisis imperiling the global economy, economist Dean Baker argues that the U.S. Federal Reserve should step in to serve as the lender of last resort for eurozone countries.

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Greece’s choice and ours: Democracy or finance?

Rule by democracy or by financial markets? Based on what’s happened in America, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich makes a case for the former.

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Follow the money: Behind Europe’s debt crisis lurks another Wall Street bailout

The United States wants Europe to bail out its deeply indebted nations so they can repay what they owe big European banks. Otherwise, those banks could implode — taking Wall Street with them, writes former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

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  Simon Johnson on Europe’s debt crisis

Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, talks with host Alison Stewart about how debt on both sides of the Atlantic will shape our economic futures for years to come.

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  Greece’s debt crisis and the age of austerity

How has Greece’s debt created so much turmoil within Europe, and how could this crisis threaten to involve the United States and the world?

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What’s behind Greece’s debt crisis?

Amid violent protests and concerns for the eurozone, Alison Stewart spoke with the Financial Times’ Paul Murphy for some perspective.