Berlin (AFP) - The escalating Greek crisis puts the European Central Bank in the eye of the storm, as the only body that can prevent a banking collapse or, in the worst case, manage the consequences of a "Grexit".
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From "Leave It to Beaver" to "Modern Family," for decades Americans have seen an image of home ownership that typically consists of a yard, a white picket fence, and friendly neighbors. What those shows leave out is the thousands of dollars in hidden costs that come with the neighborhood potlucks.
Buying a home isn't just a 20% down payment and a monthly check for the mortgage. There are a mountain of hidden costs — from closing fees to taxes — that can add up to more than $9,000 each year, real estate marketplace Zillow estimates — and that number will only jump if you live in a major US city.
The eye of the hurricane over Southeast Europe may soon be shifting, exposing Greece to the same 150 mph gale turmoil everyone has grown to love and expect over the past three years as soon as this month, when a new proposal by Greece is due on how to cut a massive 150,000 public sector jobs: a move which will result in an immediate surge in public unrest, and an exponential jump in strike activity. As Bloomberg reports, "Greece is locked in talks with international creditors in Athens about shrinking the government workforce by enough to keep bailout payments flowing.
Families in Britain are under a lot of stress caused by the hidden costs of schooling such as school uniforms, meals, school trips and supplies that push the bill up making it more difficult for financially-burdened families to continue their children's education.
As the Fed gets ready to taper ‘QE’, UBS' Larry Hatheway warns investors to brace for a period of increased international policy tension. Previously harmonized - but not coordinated - monetary policy stances will give way to conflicting objectives and new strains as adverse ‘spillovers’ occur. As Hatheway notes, we are about to rediscover several inconvenient truths. First, the Fed is the US, not the world’s, central bank.