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  • Rumbles of Trouble in the Euro Zone

    It’s been a while since the euro-zone crisis rumbled loud enough to bother investors around the world, but late last week Portugal halted trade in Banco Espirito Santo, which is the banking arm of one of that country’s largest conglomerate, with regulators citing “irregularities” in its accounts and asserting that it’s in “serious financial condition.”

    National 14 July 2014 13:20
  • Memorial Day Travel Up, Gas Prices Down

    Peppier consumer sentiment may be encouraging Americans to take the road. Just ahead of the holiday weekend, AAA predicted that 34.8 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more from home during that period, an increase of 1.2 percent compared with the Memorial Day period in 2011.

    National 29 May 2012 13:45
  • New Home Sales Up Too

    Immediately on the heels of the NAR's report of an existing home sales spike in April, the Census Bureau reported that new home sales were up as well, to an annualized rate of 343,000 units.

    National 24 May 2012 14:19
  • Existing Home Sales Spike in April

    Existing home sales saw a welcome boost in April, up 3.4 percent to an annualized rate of 4.62 million units, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

    National 23 May 2012 14:10
  • Yes, No, Maybe on Greek Exit

    The Wall Street Journal reported that the European Commission and the European Central Bank are "drawing up plans" should Greece abandon the euro.

    National 21 May 2012 13:21
  • Losing the Euro

    The Greek crisis has gone in fairly short order from "Greece will never leave the euro zone" to warnings about the cost of Greece leaving the euro.

    National 17 May 2012 13:35
  • The Continuing Euro-Crisis

    After spending some time out of the headlines, the shaky situation in Europe, and its hard-to-predict impact on the world economy, has returned with considerable force to the news.

    National 15 May 2012 13:37

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