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Deflation looms as Europe's economic bugbear

LONDON - It's the D-word that's pushing the European Central Bank into a corner.But it's not debt - Europe's main economic problem in recent years - that is driving speculation the ECB will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-02/deflation-looms-europes-ec
Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

...figures showing that the country's annual growth rate slowed to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter.European Central Bank President Mario Draghi also caused a stir in markets when he told a conference in Frankfurt, Germany, that the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-21/dow-sp-500-push-further-re
US employers add 214,000 jobs in October; unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent

...estimated.The steady improvement contrasts with the struggles of economies overseas. This week, for example, the European Central Bank opened the door for further help for a eurozone economy that might be on the brink of another recession.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-07/us-employers-add-214000-jo
European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions

...percent this year and 1 percent next year, well below the 2 percent annual target of the European Central Bank.In September, the European Central Bank cut interest rates and announced new stimulus plans. Tuesday's report has led to speculation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-04/european-union-cuts-econom
US stocks reach record levels after Japan's surprise economic stimulus

...U.S. Federal Reserve brought an end to its own bond-buying program. Investors have been hopeful that the European Central Bank might also start buying bonds to stimulate that region's economy by keeping interest rates low and injecting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-31/us-stocks-reach-record-lev
Top finance officials hope to boost growth

...to be a new momentum," she said at an opening news conference.Europe's weakness has raised pressure on the European Central Bank, which sets interest rate policies for the 18 nations that use the euro currency, to do more to promote growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-10/top-finance-officials-hope
For Europe's vast unemployed, hopes remain dim

WASHINGTON - For the struggling Spanish shopkeeper or the Portuguese restaurant owner, the European Central Bank's latest economic stimulus plans won't likely provide much relief anytime soon. If ever.Confronting a stalled economy and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-08/europes-vast-unemployed-ho
Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

...disagreement among themselves over what to do.Instead, the region is pinning its hopes - once again - on the European Central Bank, which is expected to launch new stimulus measures if the economy gets any worse.Europe's lack of growth is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-01/austerity-debate-flares-eu
S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

...Eastern time, led by Meritage Homes with a decline of 40 cents, or about 1 percent, to $41.26.STIMULUS TALK: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled in a speech Friday that the bank is considering asset purchases to pump more money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-25/sp-500-trades-above-2000-p
What's making US economy a world beater? 5 factors

...and spend. The Fed also launched three bond-buying programs to reduce long-term rates.By contrast, the European Central Bank has been slower to respond to economic distress among the 18 nations that share the euro currency. The ECB actually...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-06/whats-making-us-economy-wo