Europe: By Train or by Plane?

I love train travel. If I can choose between a plane and a train, I’ll choose a train whenever I can. It makes the transition from one place to another a gradual one, with plenty of time to watch the world go by (to say nothing of the deep nap the train puts me in). And for some trips the travel time can be about the same, or close enough, once you factor in getting to the airport an hour …

Does Google Owe You a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’?

You might have grown up worrying that everything you did wrong would go on your “permanent record.” On May 13, the European Court of Justice ruled that Google, whose search engine is the permanent record of our digital lives, must remove links to information about Europeans at their request, if that information is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.” Europeans will have the opportunity we all might like: to clean up our personal Web search results and remove the bits …

The Takeaway: 14 Countries Raising Retirement Age

Grappling with deficits and debt, 14 countries — including Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece and Ireland — are planning to increase their retirement ages to between 67 and 69 by 2050, according to the Washington Post. In the majority of euro zone countries, the full retirement age is currently 65.

Economic woes in Europe threaten your retirement savings

How does that work? Cause we all know we have enough problems at home, so how does the economy abroad affect your savings? John Burgess explains: For Americans, all this is more than a distant spectator event. Wall Street sell-offs driven by Europe’s troubles have already shaved the value of millions of American portfolios. Interest rates have been driven down, bad news for people who rely on bond and CD income. And if Europe begins an extended economic slowdown, U.S. …