Debt Crisis

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The new Argentine debt crisis resurrects painful memories and fears of economic disaster

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Argentina defaulted for the second time in 13 years after last-ditch talks with US hedge funds collapsed. Many Argentines worry that unless a deal is reached, another default could crash the peso and lead to inflation and unemployment.


The Washington Report

Government Shutdown's Impact on Global Markets; and NSA Chief Defends Agency

Monday, October 14, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the ongoing government shutdown and its impact on global markets. They also discuss the head of the NSA's attempt to defend his agency's surveillance programs amid criticism from America's allies.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Italy Explained

Friday, November 04, 2011

Beppe Severgnini, author of Mamma Mia!: Berlusconi Explained for Posterity and Friends Abroad, and columnist for Corriere della Sera, Italy's largest daily paper, talks about Italy's politics and place in the European debt crisis.

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A Year of Stucknation: More Stuck than Ever, a Movement is Born

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What President Obama and the Republicans can't address is actually what's happening that keeps us stuck. In our era of global speculation there's no countervailing force that acts in the public interest on a worldwide scale as a check on corporate power and reach.

-Bob Hennelly, Stucknation columnist

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The Takeaway

Lessons from Latin America: An Education for the EU

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

With the European Union in the midst of a severe debt crisis, foreign ministers of the eurozone are meeting this week to discuss remedies for their financial troubles. Latin America went through a difficult debt crisis of their own back in the 1980s, which is often referred to as the "Lost Decade." What lessons can Europe learn from Latin America to help prevent their own lost decade?


The Takeaway

The Agenda: Wrangling Over Tax Cuts, Euro Zone Debt

Monday, December 06, 2010

Will we or will we not see an extension to the Bush-era tax cuts? That is what we’re all waiting to see play out this week. Democrats want to return to Clinton-era taxes on the wealthy, and Republicans are holding out for preserving the status quo. But President Obama and Democrats may be backing off on their stance, as a compromise looks like it could be in the works. The Bush-era cuts would be temporarily extended to everyone, rich and poor, for two years...if unemployment benefits are extended as well.


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