7 Jun 2014 10:33 AM EST
The European Central Bank has deployed a raft of aggressive measures to boost Europe's economy, but stopped short of the one many economists insist would do the most to help: large-scale purchases of bonds. That could change sooner rather than later, analysts say, if inflation remains low. Purchases of bonds using newly created money — called quantitative easing — have been used with some success so far by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan.
Posted by Samantha Wilson
Veteran NPR voice Robert Siegel says that he's stepping down next January as host of the network's signature "All Things Considered" newscast. He opened NPR's London bureau and ran the newsroom...
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