Anthony Hall has covered the Finance Desk for United Press International since January 2008. He presently writes a weekday finance column called "Economic Outlook," and two weekend columns for comic relief: "Don't try this at home," and "Understatement of the Week," which appear on Sundays.
Prior to UPI, Hall worked as a product reviewer for The New York Times and as a stringer for their Metro Section. He has written for several national magazines and dozens of newspapers over the years on topics ranging from business to medical ethics to entomology. He began his career as the business editor for the Ithaca Times in the early 1980s.
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.
If it weren't enough for a financial crisis to blossom into an economic debacle, investors are stuck with inexorable progress as well.
Europe is inching closer toward a federalist-style economic system with a central power overseeing 27 separate states, like the United States, but different.
Europe is going through one of the traditional stages of economic recovery for the continent: It is behaving like a massive soap opera.
Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!
Just what the Republican strategists ordered: The unemployment rate ticked up in May to 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said.
Behind the impulse in Europe to form eurobonds or collectively insure bank deposits is the fear that Spain will require a very expensive fix.
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.
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.
The photos are familiar, but the captions are not, as economic tension skips across the continent of Europe.
It is a whole new ball of wax in Europe these days.
What if Europe turned out to be the new Japan?
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
Greece's latest economic proposal makes perfect sense, at least to Athens; not so much for the international community.
The $2 billion debacle at JPMorgan Chase is empowering Democrats strut in front of microphones, a bit smug, and proclaim, "I told ya so."