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August 10, 2012 | By Robert Barr, Associated Press
LONDON - Europe's biggest economies are showing weakness, a sign that the struggles of their heavily indebted neighbors are spreading. The central banks of France and Britain, Europe's second- and third-largest economies, made grim forecasts on Wednesday, while data from Germany, its largest economy, showed a weakening in manufacturing. Europe - including the 17 countries that use the euro - has struggled for three years as economies face deepening recessions. Spain and Italy are threatened with a financial collapse and could soon join Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and Cyprus in seeking financial assistance.
NEWS
August 17, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Worries about Europe's economic and debt problems yesterday sent stocks to their first loss in four days. The major indexes bounced up and down in another volatile day. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 120 points in the first half-hour of trading after a report showed that Germany's economy stalled last quarter and dragged down growth for Europe. The Dow recovered and had a slight advance at midday, but resumed its drop after the leaders of France and Germany tried to calm worries about Europe's debt problems by pushing for long-term political solutions.
SPORTS
August 2, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
PENN, TEMPLE and Saint Joseph's could have a mini City Series round-robin this summer in Europe, if NCAA rules allowed such things. The basketball teams of all three schools will be taking a European tour before heading home for the fall semester. Penn's team will be in Italy from Aug. 15 to 23. The Quakers will be in Venice, Florence and Rome. They have four games scheduled. "It is one thing to compete in a foreign setting," Penn coach Jerome Allen said. "However, the larger piece of this trip involves showing our players that, especially in this day and age, we are all citizens of the world.
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
What a strange time the 1930s must have been. The world was hurtling toward a cataclysm of unimaginable proportions, yet there was a stunning flowering of the arts, of hope and of new ideas in the West as painters and philosophers, poets, and musicians congregated in New York and London, in Paris and Berlin. That's the world so vividly captured by the brilliant British playwright and screenwriter Stephen Poliakoff ( The Lost Prince ) in Dancing on the Edge , a grand ensemble drama with a stunning cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Janet Montgomery, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Head, John Goodman, Matthew Goode, and Angel Coulby.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In Everything I Like, a restless and pictorially ravishing feature by Martin Sulik, our Slovakian hero, Thomas, has recently separated from his wife much in the way his country has separated from the Czech Republic. His first instinct is to flirt with the West - in the form of his English teacher. A parable of man and nation struggling for identity, Everything I Like follows Thomas through tense encounters with his ex-wife, guilt-ridden episodes with his son, and sexual adventures with his mistress, finally revealing how his odd odyssey adds up to a world view.
TRAVEL
July 29, 2013 | By Rick Steves, For The Inquirer
When I was 18, I wrote a postcard to my grandmother from Austria, describing how I slept for free on the porch of a hostel in Innsbruck. While I wouldn't do that now, it's fun to reminisce about my backpacking days. Bars were inundated with smoke, currency changes were required after each border crossing, and it took about nine hours to travel from London to Paris. Despite the changes, the adventure and thrills of good old-fashioned vagabonding survive. One of the most amazing changes over the last decade is the speed and ease with which you can get around.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
US Airways is adding flights to Europe from Philadelphia for the busy summer travel season, the airline said Wednesday. Seasonal flights will operate to Barcelona, Frankfurt, Venice, Lisbon, Athens, Glasgow and, for two weeks in July, to Dublin. Additional seasonal flights are also being added from Charlotte, the airline said. — Paul Nussbaum
BUSINESS
December 10, 2011 | Associated Press
A deal to forge stronger ties among most of Europe's economies sent stocks sharply higher Friday as hopes grew that the region was close to resolving its debt crisis. The Dow closed up 186.56 points, or 1.6 percent, at 12,184.26. It is up 1.4 percent for the week. Bank stocks led the market higher, reflecting traders' optimism about Europe's progress toward solving its crisis. Citigroup Inc. rose 3.7 percent, Morgan Stanley 3.2 percent and JPMorgan Chase & Co. 3 percent. Banks have been weighed down for months by fears about their exposure to Europe.
SPORTS
October 8, 1993 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Players from the United States and Canada took a 3-1 lead against Europe in the seventh Senior Women's Invitation Match yesterday on the East Course of Merion Golf Club. The competition was four match-play foursomes (alternate drive and alternate stroke), and the North America team won three of the four matches. The event concludes today with eight match-play singles. The North America team has been victorious in all six previous meetings. Yesterday, Dottie Porter, of Riverton Country Club and U.S. Amateur champion in 1949, teamed with Marlene Streit of Canada, former Canadian Open and British Ladies Amateur champion, for a 2 and 1 victory in the No. 2 match against Belle Robertson of Scotland and Claudine Rubin-Chatrier of France.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2013 | By Matthew Craft, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Investors just can't get past Europe. Renewed worries about the long-running debt crisis weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average Wednesday and held the Standard & Poor's 500 index back from reaching an all-time high. Investors are watching to see whether Cyprus can shore up its banking system. They are also keeping an eye on Italy, where political parties are struggling to form a new government in the eurozone's third-largest economy. The Dow fell 33.49 points to close at 14,526.16, a loss of 0.2 percent.
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August 1, 2016 | By Erica Lamberg, For The Inquirer
It's been more than 16 years since we took a vacation alone with just one of our children, not counting an overnight college visit or baseball tournament. My husband and I are blessed with a daughter, Hannah, 18, and a son, Jared, 15. We always traveled as a family, and those vacations were among our happiest days together as I reflect on my motherhood years. My daughter leaves in August for the University of Florida in Gainesville. For the last seven summers, both of our children went to overnight camp.
NEWS
July 13, 2016
By Micah Meadowcroft This year's Fourth of July weekend went more smoothly than last year's. Then I spent part of the weekend sleeping fitfully on a backpack, a gym bag, and two chairs stuffed together outside an airport coffee kiosk. All because there was a worry that I was a terrorist. Flying to the United States from Dublin, you're supposed to arrive three hours before takeoff. The airport's Terminal 2 contains a U.S preclearance facility, meaning that after a second round of security - TSA-approved - and a chat with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, passengers flying to the states are considered domestic arrivals.
TRAVEL
July 10, 2016
Answer: Copenhagen, Denmark, and Edinburgh, Scotland. All three cities are at 55 degrees north latitude.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Daughter, 25, with a master's degree and a minor in snark, seems to be dissolving into a life overseas (France) that is centered on guy-security. Her past relationships approximate serial monogamy a la one year with Charlie, two months off; six months with George, one month off; eight months with Freddie, one month off. And the most recent: 10 months with "Andy-but-I-swear-we're-just-friends-Dad. " She takes small jobs to stay food/rent/beer solvent and insists she wants to live permanently in Europe.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
DRESDEN, Germany - About 2,000 Germans gathered in the market square in this elegant old town to denounce Angela Merkel as a traitor - and to cheer Britain on for deciding to leave the European Union. They were taking part in the regular Monday demonstrations of Pegida, the German acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West. The Pegida crowd was waving the banners of Germany and the free state of Saxony along with signs saying "Thank you, Brexit. " I asked a group of middle-aged men in polo shirts, slacks, and sandals, all workers in a machinery plant, why they were there.
NEWS
June 27, 2016
Paper Paging Through History By Mark Kurlansky W.W. Norton. 416 pp. $27.95. Reviewed by Michael D. Schaffer Mark Kurlansky has created a niche writing about things that we take for granted. Cod , his briny and brainy "biography of the fish that changed the world," won a James Beard Award for Excellence in Food Writing in 1999. He has written about salt and oysters and frozen food, all with a flair that can make the mundane mesmerizing.
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Airline stocks plunged Friday on an anticipated drop in travel demand after Britain's surprise vote to leave the European Union rattled world markets. But the plunging pound - and, to a lesser extent, the euro - should soon make it cheaper for Philadelphia passengers traveling to Europe. American Airlines, Philadelphia's largest carrier, with an international gateway here to Europe, could be hit hardest among the big U.S. airlines. Its stock dropped more than 10 percent Friday to close at $27.05.
BUSINESS
June 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Smart-home technology is building quickly to a multi-billion-dollar business in Western Europe, say market researchers at Parks Associates, and the Malvern-based "Internet of Things" platform developer Zonoff aims to score a big hunk of that overseas action. On Tuesday, Zonoff, Inc. announced a partnership with U.K.-based Connected World Services to offer an "innovative IoT-enabled home management and services platform to companies throughout Europe. " The marriage is significant, as Connected World is a division of Dixons Carphone plc., Britain's leading electronics retailer and a major products seller in Ireland, the Nordic countries, Greece and Spain.
NEWS
June 8, 2016
By Omar Al-Ubaydli Given the single-minded intent behind many government regulations, policymakers sometimes fall asleep at the wheel. Unintended consequences, for example, are reflected in an Endangered Species Act that sometimes encourages extinction, car-safety regulations that cause more pedestrian deaths, and anti-venomous-snake policies that increase their population. The same may hold true as governments seek to lower unemployment with shorter-workweek policies. A glaring red flag is how simple the proposed solution seems to be: Proponents of work-sharing believe an economy requires a fixed amount of work to be performed by a limited number of people.
NEWS
February 17, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
John A. Quinn, 83, of Merion, a chemical engineer and professor known fondly to students as "Dr. Q," died Monday, Feb. 8, at Lankenau Hospital, where he had been taken after collapsing at home. Dr. Quinn had a long and distinguished career. He joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in the early 1970s and never really retired. He was given the university's S. Reid Warren Jr. Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1974 and the Robert D. Bent Professorship in 1978. He was chairman of the department of chemical and biochemical engineering from 1980 to 1985.
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