A euro-area breakup might appear to be inevitable at this point. But, instead of Greece being pushed out the door, analysts say an outside-the-box solution to the euro zone's sovereign-debt problem would be for Germany to voluntarily withdraw from the euro and reinstall the Deutsche mark. "There's no good outcome to debt problems, especially when they are this big and involve so many countries," said David Santschi, executive vice president of operations at TrimTabs Investment Research.
Weeks after social issues dominated Democratic talking points in the 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama refocused his message on his and his Republican opponent's approaches to the economy in an Ohio speech on Thursday. Obama didn't announce any new economic policy at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.