| Apr 8, 2012
RIZES, Greece — When I mention our family's village in Greece, I usually write that Rizes is the most beautiful village in the universe.
And it is.
Your family's village might also be the most beautiful. This is possible. I understand that. But...
| Apr 5, 2012
There’s no doubt that Chicago is a world-class city. Through events such as the upcoming NATO summit, Chicago influences global affairs. And Chicago is influenced by international developments as well. You only need to stop at the gas station to see...
| Apr 6, 2012
ATHENS, Greece — It is easy to throw a rock, and there have been plenty thrown here lately, a common ritual, almost not newsworthy, with the anarchists and hooligans smashing big pieces of marble and throwing the chunks at police, at the government,...
| Apr 14, 2012
Before heading home after two weeks on the road, it was clear that I needed a shave and a haircut.
What I didn't know is that I'd also get the famed ear flame treatment from a Turkish barber.
Tribune photographer Chris Walker, my colleague who...
| Apr 10, 2012
— I traveled to Greece to see the land of my fathers, to see its beauty and its economic crisis firsthand.
But as I arrived, others were leaving.
Especially Greece's young people, suffering from unemployment that hovers around 50 percent.
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:57 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Tuesday on disappointing news about the U.S. economy, extending a losing streak that could turn into the year's longest.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 54 points to 12,875 in the first hour of trading. The broader...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 6:24 AM
PETOSKEY — Like the sunlight entering Petoskey City Hall’s windows around him as he spoke Wednesday, Mitch Stapley sees aspects of the U.S. economic picture that appear bright.
At the same time, Stapley, who is chief fixed income officer...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:54 PM
The media makes bad portrayals of certain countries to prejudice your mind. They say Greece is one of the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, etc.)
I remember back over the last 30 years watching the International Monetary Fund & World Bank doing this same...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Unemployment in the 17 countries that make up the euro zone was at a record high of 10.9% in March, according to a new report that likely has incumbents in Sunday’s elections breaking into a cold sweat.
The jobless rate is up from 10.8% in February...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:09 AM
PARIS -- François Hollande became the president of France on Tuesday and promptly flew toward Germany to discuss the European debt crisis with his German counterpart -- but lightning struck his plane and prompted a return to Paris, CNN affiliate BFM-TV...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:01 AM
House GOP plan cuts social programs to stave off Pentagon cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget...