Business and Economy
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made what some have called an outrageous claim about the roles of American citizens and their government, in calling for the most fortunate Americans to bear the burden of the privilege of being an American by paying higher taxes. Is it a privilege to be an American? And if so … what does that privilege cost?
As Greece's economy struggles to come back to life, one German is doing his part to get things going. He's long been a connoisseur of wine and eight years ago he moved to Greece to get involved in that country's wine market. Now he's trying to bring Greek wine to the world....
As Spain's economy roared, Spanish farmers were able to sell their land for giant profits. But when the economy tanked, farmers who were poised to sell the land were stuck with higher tax bills and no one looking to build new developments....
Geir Haarde is thought to be the first world leader to be put on trial for his role in his country's 2008 economic crisis. The trial of the former Iceland prime minister started on Monday....
As Greece continues to try and arrest its economic decline, Germany OK'd another $170 billion worth of bailout funds to keep the government operating, to prevent the country from going bankrupt and to keep Greece in the eurozone....
The austerity measures that Greece agreed to in order to receive its latest round of bailout funds are likely to only prolong the misery of Greeks who find themselves without jobs and without a place to live....
On paper, Kosovo's economy is growing faster than any other country in Europe. But that's due in large part to Kosovars living abroad and sending money to family back home. Take that out and the economy stumbles....
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping along with several Chinese leaders visiting Iowa on Feb. 15 agreed to purchase $4.31 billion worth of U.S. soybeans from Iowa farms. China is expected to sign more deals with a total record purchase of 12 million tons of soybeans this year....
New research from the University of Michigan shows that women are more likely than men to wind up without health insurance after a divorce -- and those rates remain elevated for at least two years after the divorce is final....
At this point, it's just talk, but more people are talking about what was once unthinkable. The only way for Greece's economy to recover may be to abandon the euro entirely and re-instate its own currency. But even if it does that, there will be no end to the short-term pain the country is facing....
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