When to choose bailout

When to choose bailout

It is all about pride and confidence, two rare commodities these days, and then one day it becomes cheaper to go with the international bailout.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Tempest in a teapot

Tempest in a teapot

The headline is predictable: "JPMorgan Knew of Risks," and under that, the subhead is familiar: "Concerning $2 billion loss."
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Scarier than Spain

Scarier than Spain

Nothing was supposed to be scarier than Spain having a financial seizure, but that was when Italy's troubles seemed too far away to count.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Looking for 6 porciento

Looking for 6 porciento

All eyes will be on Spanish bonds this week, with pundits and economists trying to measure the success of Spain agreeing to a $125 billion bank bailout.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Panic? Not yet

Panic? Not yet

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a nod to stimulus measures Thursday, but that didn't appease many on Wall Street.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
A Spanish solution

A Spanish solution

Here's a twist: Spain, in some ways, feels it is in the driver's seat while negotiating for international help before its banking system collapses.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Progress, very confusing

Progress, very confusing

If it weren't enough for a financial crisis to blossom into an economic debacle, investors are stuck with inexorable progress as well.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
A European federation

A European federation

Europe is inching closer toward a federalist-style economic system with a central power overseeing 27 separate states, like the United States, but different.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Europe's soap opera

Europe's soap opera

Europe is going through one of the traditional stages of economic recovery for the continent: It is behaving like a massive soap opera.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Find a job in rhetoric

Find a job in rhetoric

Just what the Republican strategists ordered: The unemployment rate ticked up in May to 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
A fix for Europe

A fix for Europe

Behind the impulse in Europe to form eurobonds or collectively insure bank deposits is the fear that Spain will require a very expensive fix.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Kinder, gentler EC

Kinder, gentler EC

Markets on Wall Street jumped Tuesday on hints that Greece might not exit the eurozone, revealing investor jitters just as clearly as bad news might.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Welcome Facebook, oops

Welcome Facebook, oops

Facebook's initial public offering, which could be called the lead balloon of 2012, was supposed to do more than make money for a few select U.S. banks.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
When big banks blink

When big banks blink

The photos are familiar, but the captions are not, as economic tension skips across the continent of Europe.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Is the cure fatal?

Is the cure fatal?

It is a whole new ball of wax in Europe these days.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Is Europe the new Japan?

Is Europe the new Japan?

What if Europe turned out to be the new Japan?
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Jobs no boost for Obama

Jobs no boost for Obama

If President Barack Obama is going to base his re-election campaign on touting his record on jobs, he's going to have criticism coming at him left and right
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Tough choices in Greece

Tough choices in Greece

Greece's latest economic proposal makes perfect sense, at least to Athens; not so much for the international community.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Democrats: 'Told ya so'

Democrats: 'Told ya so'

The $2 billion debacle at JPMorgan Chase is empowering Democrats strut in front of microphones, a bit smug, and proclaim, "I told ya so."
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Facebook's faceoff

Facebook's faceoff

U.S. automaker General Motors, one of Facebook's biggest accounts, is quitting the social media Web site, saying it is not cost effective to advertise there.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
A data deluge

A data deluge

After a short data drought, investors will look at critical reports from Europe and the United States Tuesday.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Marketing a blunder

Marketing a blunder

Multibillion-dollar losses at JPMorgan Chase turned into losses of personnel even as the firm's top executive kept up the apologies.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Who feels safer now?

Who feels safer now?

Congratulations to JPMorgan & Chase. This is said with all sincerity.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Tearing up the contract

Tearing up the contract

Debt troubles in Europe that looked like they were about to end now look precisely the opposite.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
So long, eurozone

So long, eurozone

The first major test of the eurozone looks to many to be boiling down to blind faith versus the power of the vote.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
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