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  • Opinion What if Britain left the European Union?

    Amid the debt crisis in Europe, Euro-skeptics in Britain are dominating public discourse. British Prime Minister David Cameron is publicly hinting at a referendum on membership in the European Union. But remember, Britain, if you leave the EU, it's cold out there.

  • Why Angela Merkel may not be able to keep Greece in Europe (+video)

    Chancellor Merkel, who faces elections next year, has tied her political fate to the survival of the common currency. But despite her efforts, Greece's economy continues to reel.

  • Why did Greece give Merkel such a chilly reception? (+video)

    Some 50,000 protesters turned out to greet Angela Merkel in Athens Tuesday, in the German chancellor's first visit to the fiscally beleaguered country in five years.

  • Stefan Karlsson Germany: taking a deficit for the team

    Germany's overall trade surplus continued to increase this year. But in trading with other eurozone countries, its €300 million surplus turned into a €1.1 billion deficit in August.This means that Germany is in fact  helping to reduce the deficits of crisis-struck countries like Spain and Italy.

  • IMF cuts world growth forecast

    IMF forecasts 3.3 percent growth this years, down from 3.5 percent, and lower growth next year as well. IMF says US, European policymakers will play key role in how long the economic slowdown persists.

  • Angela Merkel will face protests during Greek visit

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Greece next week to discus keeping the country in the eurozone. Large displays against her are expected. Many Greeks blame Merkel's austerity measures for their nation's troubles.

  • Energy Voices Oil markets limp into fourth quarter

    A decrease in crude oil stocks reported by the US Energy Department could be a sign of a rough future for energy markets, according to

  • Unemployment in eurozone stalls at record 11.4 percent

    Unemployment in countries that use the euro stayed at 11.4 percent in August as more than 34,000 people lost jobs. The record high unemployment rate has renewed concerns that efforts to reduce debts have sacrificed jobs. 

  • The 5 most educated countries in the world

    The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development recently released its Education at a Glance 2012 report. Here are the five most educated countries in the world.

  • Energy Voices Oil demand slumps in August

    Total petroleum deliveries for August 2012 were at their lowest level for the month in 15 years and domestic oil production followed similar trends, according to

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