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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
AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

...long-standing stagnation.Some, like Allen Sinai, chief global economist at Decision Economics, think the European Central Bank has been too cautious and should launch a bond-buying program akin to what the Fed had done. The idea would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-26/ap-survey-feds-outlook-cor
Janet Yellen says job market shows economy still needs Fed support

...Monetary policy is not on a preset course," she said.In a separate speech, Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, said the ECB was prepared to do more to boost the shaky recovery in the 18 nations that use the euro. But he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-22/janet-yellen-says-job-mark
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
US employers add jobs at pace not seen since 1999

...Drezner noted, while many European nations cut spending. The Federal Reserve slashed rates further than the European Central Bank did and launched bond purchases to ease long-term loan rates. Central banks in Japan and Europe have only recently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-06/us-employers-add-jobs-pace
Global economy has turned a corner, finance officials say

...said the Fed needed to clearly communicate its future moves to avoid taking markets by surprise and it urged the European Central Bank, which conducts monetary policy for the 17 nations that use the euro currency, to consider further moves to provide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-12/global-economy-has-turned-
Fed will begin to reduce bond purchases in January because of stronger US job market

...40 billion in Treasurys.The Fed's low-rate policies have been duplicated by other central banks, from the European Central Bank to the Bank of Japan, that have also sought to energize economic growth and boost inflation.The Fed's actions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-18/fed-will-begin-reduce-bond
Stock surge is highlight of the year in business

...of Japan has held rates near zero and pledged to double that country's money supply by buying bonds. And the European Central Bank cut its rate twice to 0.25 percent.7 BANGLADESH FACTORY: Cheap jeans and T-shirts can impose a human cost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-27/stock-surge-highlight-year