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Willmar language students’ spring trips: In Spain, riots; in China, climbing the Great Wall

May 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A little education in European economics and politics greeted 27 Willmar students who went to Spain on their spring break trip this year.
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Spain says it will miss 2012 deficit target

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The announcement came as the government reported more grim economic news: a big rise in claims for jobless benefits last month and a new forecast that Spanish economic output will fall 1.7 percent this year, worse than the 1 percent forecast recently by the EU and the 1.5 percent predicted just weeks ago the Bank of Spain. Continue Reading

Spain king’s son-in-law appears in court on charges of fraudulent deals

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Spanish king’s son-in-law was jeered by hundreds of protesters, who pelted his car with eggs as he arrived at a court today to answer questions about suspected fraudulent deals. Continue Reading

Mild recession expeced in eurozone

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Though austerity measures are the main pillar in Europe’s strategy to fight the debt crisis, they are clearly hurting the economy in the short-term Spain and Italy are expected to sink into recession this year as their governments cut debt aggressively. Continue Reading

Agency: 2011 was 11th warmest on record

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The world last year wasn’t quite as warm as it has been for most of the past decade, government scientists said today, but it continues a general trend of rising temperatures. Continue Reading

WALL STREET: Strong housing starts, Europe hopes bolsters a.m. markets

December 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

German business and consumer confidence rose unexpectedly in December, and the Spanish government pulled off a successful debt auction today. Both helped to ease worries about Europe’s debt crisis. Continue Reading

Spain’s next prime minister, predicting hard times ahead: ‘Panorama could not be more somber’

December 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Spain was in recession for nearly two years and posted only listless growth this year, and some economists expect its growth could turn negative again.
The country’s staggering jobless rate had risen to around 23 percent overall and around 46 percent for people under 25.
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Rubio thinking about returning to Barcelona

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he will consider playing for his former team Barcelona if the NBA season is canceled because of the ongoing lockout. Continue Reading

Spain becomes latest Europe debt worry as U.S. stocks fall

November 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 159 points to 11,746 as of 1 p.m. Eastern time. It had wavered between gains and losses earlier in the day. Cisco Systems Inc. had the largest fall of the 30 stocks in the Dow, 2.7 percent. Intel Corp. dropped 2.4 percent. Continue Reading

Wolves’ Rubio scoreless, Gasol gets 29 as Spain beats Poland in European Championship

August 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol scored 29 points to help defending champion Spain beat Poland 83-78 today in its opening match at the European Championship. Continue Reading