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Economic contagion spreads throughout Eurozone

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Economic contagion spreads throughout Eurozone

A wave of unrest is building across Europe, as governments there seek to impose austerity measures. Several European countries -- Greece, Spain and Ireland -- are deeply in debt and under intense pressure to slash spending. For more, Martin Savidge interviews John Authers, and Deutsche Welle reports from around Europe.

Posted: February 24, 2010 17:17   Comments: 20
Imposing big taxes on Wall Street bankers’ bonuses

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Imposing big taxes on Wall Street bankers’ bonuses

President Obama is expected to announce a plan tomorrow to impose fees on U.S. financial firms, to recover shortfalls from government bailouts. Many firms that received bailout money are again making huge profits. Britain and France are imposing hefty taxes on bankers' bonuses. For more on the new taxes, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Andrew Clark of The Guardian.

Posted: January 13, 2010 16:04   Comments: 101
Anglican priest encourages shoplifting during tough times

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Anglican priest encourages shoplifting during tough times

An Anglican parish priest in northern England, Rev. Tim Jones, has caused quite a stir. Jones suggested in a sermon on Sunday that it is permissible for people facing tough times to shoplift from large national stores. Do you agree with Revered Tim Jones' comments about shoplifting in desperate situations?

Posted: December 22, 2009 10:10   Comments: 87
Today: The recession recedes and the Vatican gets social

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Today: The recession recedes and the Vatican gets social

Today's news compiled by Worldfocus staff. The Syrian president is in France today and talks with Israel are on the agenda. Global warming may be causing Lake Titicaca to sink; and the Vatican tries to get hip to social media.

Posted: November 13, 2009 10:37   Comments: 0
Has the global economy recovered from deep recession?

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Has the global economy recovered from deep recession?

Most world markets seem to be on their way upwards. Analysts predict that third-quarter U.S. growth will be positive for the first time in four quarters. From your perspective, is the economy getting better?

Posted: October 23, 2009 12:01   Comments: 19
Canada avoids bank bailout, but feels U.S. financial woes

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Canada avoids bank bailout, but feels U.S. financial woes

The prudent stewardship of Canadian banks in avoiding risky loans meant that they never required a government bailout. But the U.S.'s economic woes are spilling across the border and affecting Canadian big business. Canadians are blaming their own government and clamoring for help.

Posted: October 14, 2009 15:45   Comments: 3
How You See It: Global economy

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How You See It: Global economy

Data released Wednesday show that consumer spending rose in Europe in the second quarter of the year. How confident are you that the global recession is ending?

Posted: September 2, 2009 11:12   Comments: 16
As work leaves Russia, so do migrants

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As work leaves Russia, so do migrants

Many of the immigrants who came to Russia looking for work and better lives are currently suffering a dramatic reversal of fortune due to the hard hit Russia has taken from the recession.

Posted: August 27, 2009 12:07   Comments: 0
France and Germany report economic growth

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France and Germany report economic growth

Two of Europe's biggest economies -- Germany and France -- reported signs of a recovery. Each saw growth of 0.3 percent in this year's second quarter. Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek discusses how fast the world economy is rebounding and analyzes what it will mean for the United States.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:54   Comments: 0
Economic downturn deepens across Europe

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Economic downturn deepens across Europe

As the recession continues, Germany's economy -- Europe's largest -- is contracting rapidly. France announced Wednesday that it has slipped into recession. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses the deepening economic downturn and what may be in store for Europe.

Posted: May 15, 2009 12:50   Comments: 0

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