Germany's traditional family policies have forced German women to choose between a career and motherhood. The consequences could slow its economic momentum.
Union powers and workers' protections have been severely curtailed to make Europe's struggling economies more competitive. Some say the cuts have gone further than necessary.
Stock market bullishness in Asia dissipates in European trading, as euro-area unemployment reaches record high. Stock market in US poised to open flat.
As the deadline passed midnight Sunday for payment of a new government fee, only 49 percent of households had signed up to pay amid frustration with the government's austerity agenda.
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The Greek bailout and cheap loans may have pulled Europe back from the edge, but economists warn that without real change, the eurozone will continue to teeter.
As prosperous Germany reshapes Europe's fiscal operating system to fit the German doctrine of austerity, questions and warnings are on the rise.
Germany has been heavily criticized for its 'German doctrine' of austerity, but Germans are confident that it will work for the rest of Europe and are tired of apologizing for their success.
The Dow rose 37 points to close at 12959 Monday, erasing a nerve-wracking 204-point loss it suffered a week ago.
Private investors agreed to write off 85.8 percent of Greece's private debt, but analysts warn that if Greece doesn't address underlying problems, the deal will not fix things for long.