THE NETHERLANDS: 17 percent wage gap. The Netherlands has dropped its wage gap about 10 percentage points from two decades ago to bring it just below the OECD average of 18 percent. In the Netherlands – with a population of 16.7 million and average income of $39,000 – 70 percent of women have paid jobs. A Dutch woman attends speed skating events at the Richmond Olympic Oval as part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
An indebted America would never sell off cultural assets like Yosemite. But it could unload the TARP.
Some 73 percent of traders believe worries over sovereign debt default may boost the price of gold, a new survey says.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou in Berlin today in an attempt to calm debt bailout tensions between Europe's economic powerhouse and the heavily indebted Mediterranean country.
Some Germans argue that Greece should sell its assets to pay down its debts.
Two German MPs have kicked up a furor in the Greek debt crisis by suggesting that Greece sell venerated icons such as the Acropolis as well as uninhabited islands.
Auction off Mykonos? It's not the uninhabited islands that two German MPs suggested Greece put on the market, but it is one of the country's top tourist destinations – where, by the way, about 2.5 million Germans sun themselves in Greece every year.