Economy Dept. with Frank Ahrens -- Live video discussion: Saving the Euro, investigating the Fed, new stock market rules, May 12, 2010

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010; 10:30 AM

Economy Watch blogger Frank Ahrens hosted a live video discussion about Europe's efforts to save the euro and a collective European economy, the Senate forcing the Fed to open its books and new rules inspired by last week's stock market "flash crash."

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Andrea Caumont: Europe has ponied up $1 trillion to try to save the euro and a collective European economy. But is either worth saving?

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Andrea Caumont: The Federal Reserve ranks with the Freemasons and Area 51 as a favorite of conspiracy theorists. Now, the Senate has voted to force the Fed to open its books a little. Good idea or not?

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Andrea Caumont: Nearly one week after last week's stock market "flash crash" and we still don't know for sure what caused it. But that hasn't stopped the push for new rules to make sure it -- whatever it was -- doesn't happen again.

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Whither Greece?: Do you think the Greeks will be able to swallow these austerity measures eventually? Or is the EU in for some pain?

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Goldman's HFT Domination: What do you think about the theory that Goldman intentionally caused the crash last week to fend off upcoming legislation (they control 70% of high frequency trading). The article here doesn't providing a smoking gun, but it certainly is intriguing.

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Fall of Greece: What more could/should the administration be doing to stabilize the Greek economy?


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