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Analysis: Question of balance as euro zone crisis mutates

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

LONDON (Reuters) – With Greece’s second bailout seemingly in the bag at last, Spain is shaping up as the next big test of whether euro zone policymakers can keep striking the right balance between carrot and stick to reconcile the very different intere… read more
  

Berlin berates Athens for bureaucracy stopping investment: paper

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

BERLIN (Reuters) – Athens’ failure to accept Germany’s help on reducing bureaucracy and boosting private investment is disappointing, German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler was cited as saying by a newspaper on Thursday. Germany pledged last October t… read more
  

Conservative Republicans seek deeper spending cuts

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives are not satisfied with spending caps mandated by last year’s debt limit deal and are seeking deeper cuts – even if this raises the risk of another government shutdown fight… read more
  

Greek bond swap prospects lifted by fresh pledges

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

ATHENS (Reuters) – Major banks and pension funds threw their weight behind Greece’s bond swap offer to private creditors on Wednesday, making it increasingly likely that the deal will pass and clear the way for a bailout package to avert an immediate d… read more
  

NY’s Suffolk County seeks to avert April cash crunch

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

(Reuters) – New York’s Suffolk County, fighting against time to avoid running out of cash, plans on selling $90 million in debt to put its finances in order, but it still has several hundred million dollars in short-term payments due later this year. T… read more
  

The Stock Selloff Is Just Getting Started

Posted by Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money On March - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyStocks fell early and often Tuesday as the situation in the eurozone continued to deteriorate. The Greek Bailout 2.0 plan is being jeopardized by weaker-than-expected"‹ participation in the country… read more
  

Spanish town wants to grow cannabis to pay off debt

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

RASQUERA, Spain (Reuters) – A small town in northeastern Spain, believes it has found a novel way to pay of its debt: cultivating cannabis. Tucked in the hills of one of Spain’s most picturesque regions, the Catalonian village of Rasquera has agreed to… read more
  

Hitting the Ceiling

Posted by Michael Tanner On March - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

If you liked last year’s battle over raising the debt ceiling, just get ready for the fight to come.
Last summer’s agreement, you will recall, raised the federal government’s debt limit from $15.194 trillion to $16.394 trillion in exc… read more
  

Athens, creditor group turn up heat on Greek bondholders

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

LONDON/ATHENS (Reuters) – Athens turned up the heat on its creditors on Tuesday as it sought to secure a bond swap that will cut its mountainous debt, while the main bondholders group warned a disorderly default would cause more than a trillion euros o… read more
  

Four Greek pension funds refuse to join debt swap: official

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

(Reuters) – Most Greek pension funds holding Greek sovereign debt have agreed to take part in a bond exchange to ease the country’s debt burden but four have refused to do so, a Greek official said on Tuesday. The pension funds have come under pressure… read more
  

Detroit’s Date with Bankruptcy

Posted by BA_Admin On March - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

To say that Detroit has seen better days is an understatement. But now an independent firm has estimated that the Motor City will be bankrupt as soon as early April. read more
  

B.A. Spending Daily

Posted by BA_Admin On March - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

A roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories. read more
  

IIF sees 1 trillion euro fallout from Greek default

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

LONDON (Reuters) – A disorderly default in Greece would probably leave Italy and Spain needing outside help to stop risks spreading, and cause more than 1 trillion euros damage to the euro zone, the Institute of International Finance said. “There are s… read more
  

A bipartisan group of 10 negotiators in the House are currently drafting a “grand bargain” piece of legislation that would cut entitlements and raise new revenue for the federal government. read more
  

Daily Caller – Interest on the federal debt is expected to rival defense spending by 2017, totaling nearly $566 billion annually. read more
  

Top 3: Last Week’s Most Popular Posts

Posted by BA_Admin On March - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Take a look at last week’s most popular posts. read more
  

Key investors sign up for Greek debt relief (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – The banking group that has been leading the talks on a massive debt relief for Greece says 12 of the biggest investors in the country’s debt have committed to participating in the plan. read more
  

Asia stocks down after Obama’s tough talk on Iran (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – Asian stock markets fell Monday as tough talk by President Barack Obama over Iran’s nuclear program and uncertainty over Greece’s ability to clear the next hurdle in its debt reduction plan unnerved investors. read more
  

Red, White and Blue Fund: Mitt Romney "left Massachusetts $1 billion in debt."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On March - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Ad accuses Mitt Romney of leaving ‘Massachusetts $1 billion dollars in debt’

An ad sponsored by the Red White and Blue Fund — a pro-Rick Santorum super PAC — attacks former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney over his … read more

  

Worldwide Debt to GDP

Posted by BA_Admin On March - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Economist has released an interactive map of the world displaying Debt to GDP ratios for each country. read more
  

Highlights: Leaders’ comments from European Union summit (Reuters)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Reuters – European Union leaders met for a second day of talks in Brussels on Friday, where 25 of the bloc’s 27 countries signed a “fiscal compact” enshrining common debt rules among the 17 members of the euro zone. read more
  

EU argues over balance between austerity, growth (Reuters)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Reuters – European Union leaders argued on Thursday over the right balance between budget austerity and reviving lost growth at the first summit for two years in which the euro zone debt crisis did not eclipse all else. read more
  

Our Debt, Not Our Children’s

Posted by The Editors On March - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

When explaining the dangers of America’s ballooning national debt, fiscal conservatives unwittingly sabotage their cause by invoking “the children.” They should spend lots more time discussing how federal red ink harms adults today.
T… read more
  

Cummings gets help in DeMarco fight (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Politico – He gains allies in his effort to press the Fannie and Freddie head on debt reduction for homeowners. read more
  
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