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Europe Teeters on the Edge of Recession

Europe is edging closer to recession, dragged down by the crippling debt problems of the 17-country eurozone, official figures showed Tuesday: The economies of both the eurozone and the full EU shrank by 0.2% in the second quarter, after a flat first quarter.

Japan Gets a Boost From Exports

Mired in deflation and stagnant for decades, Japan has been the economic basket case of the developed world, a cautionary example of malaise run amuck. But because it's export-oriented, the world's third-largest economy is getting an unexpected lift from roaring growth

Fear Is Rising, but Stocks Are Looking Cheap

Plenty of good news may be getting overlooked in a market gripped by one form anxiety after another. That pervasive fear has investors crowding into government bonds. It could also create a good window to get into undervalued stocks.

Boosting Exports Is Key to U.S. Economic Recovery

Ways to avoid a painful Japan-like deflationary spiral are gripping investors and policymakers alike following Friday's disappointing jobs report. But to ensure a true recovery over the long haul, the U.S. would do well to look instead at Germany, which is banking more on manufacturing to tap into surging global demand.

What the U.S. Could Learn from Europe's Recovery

Beyond Europe's debt crisis and difficulties with the euro, the region's underlying economy -- which has been much less involved with financial gimmicks than its American counterpart -- tends to be more stable than it's generally given credit for.

What the U.S. Can Learn From Germany's Economic Rebound

Its too soon to say if Europe's sharp economic rebound is sustainable. But juggernauts like Germany are surging ahead on exports and have recouped nearly all the jobs they lost during the downturn, and the U.S. might want to consider taking a lesson from their success.

Maybe Europe's Economy Isn't So Broken After All

All eyes are on U.S. corporate earnings, but don't overlook what's going on across the Atlantic: The sovereign debt crisis is easing amid growing signs that an economic rebound may be taking shape in the European Union as well.