| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:42 PM
It was easy to make money in stocks and bonds in 2014.
You merely had to ignore the predictions made early in the year about the strength of the U.S. economy, ignore the worries that erupted during the year about everything from Ebola to Europe's near...
| Jan 2, 2015
The start of a new year is a good time to take stock. For those of us in the news business, this suggests stepping back and asking what's important. Here are five economic stories worth watching.
What happens to oil?
Saudi Arabia has helped drive down...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia vowed Tuesday to defy both the central government and the country's highest court and proceed with a much-disputed weekend vote on whether to secede from Spain.
Hours earlier, Spain's Constitutional Court ordered...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Investors have been preoccupied with the fear of contagion.
But it's not Ebola, which seems to be less alarming in the U.S. this week as no new patients have surfaced and as investors have been buying the airline and cruise line stocks they dumped at...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:22 AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses on Wall Street. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:38 AM
The Eurozone's feeble recovery came to an outright halt in the second quarter, the latest in a batch of disappointing global economic indicators that have clouded the prospects for American growth.
Economic output in the 18-nation Euro area stalled in...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea.
Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:05 AM
LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
BERLIN — The last time she checked, Katya Tasheva had the normal number of limbs and eyes. So she feels a nasty shock of non-recognition, she says, when German news reports warn of a coming invasion of people like her — Bulgarians — as...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Three years after it was forced to seek a humiliating international rescue, Portugal is set to become the latest Eurozone country Saturday to exit its bailout program and regain control of its finances amid a halting economic recovery.
At the order of...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:17 PM
"Weltmeister Deutschland! Jaaaaaaaaaa!" reads the celebratory front page of Germany's most popular daily newspaper, Bild. Germany won soccer's World Cup and the victory is a symbol of the country's resurgence.
Last time Germany won the World Cup was...