Posts Tagged ‘euro zone’

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    Hurricane Sandy Stories

    Nov 6, 12 • 345 Views • No Comments

    Just some notes today about close-to-home Hurricane Sandy economics. Trees: Walking down my NJ street, I stopped to talk with 2 gentleman in a truck from Gainesville, Florida. They said they did tree work and had driven the 1000 miles to look for business....  [read more]

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    A New Greek (Economic) Fuel: Olive Oil

    Oct 26, 12 • 1178 Views • No Comments

    The Greek government needs its newest bailout infusion. But in return, austerity would include (among many other requirements) cutting certain civil servants’ salaries by as much as 35%, raising the retirement age again but this time to 67, and...  [read more]

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    Luxembourg Yogurt?

    Oct 13, 12 • 219 Views • No Comments

    For this Greece update, some past and current information… Soon after the euro was launched on January 1, 2002, a €76,000 bank heist near Athens became the first major euro robbery. Near Athens also, with the new currency launch, it took 3 staff...  [read more]

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    Aspirin for the Euro Zone?

    May 8, 12 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Tomorrow is Euro Day and it reminds me of aspirin. On May 9, 62 years ago, the French foreign minister proposed a limited economic partnership with West Germany. By the time the treaty was signed in 1951, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Italy had...  [read more]

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    Who Is Unemployed?

    Mar 2, 12 • 246 Views • Comments Off

    Does an unemployment rate of 8.3% mean we have 8.3% unemployment? Not necessarily. Using what Abbott and Costello might have said, a Huffington Post journalist explains why. Costello: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. Abbott: Good...  [read more]