Features by Christopher Werth
Posted In: paris, aviation, defense, aerospace
The Paris Air Show is one of the world’s largest aviation and defense showcases. The U.S. pavilion is always the biggest, and typically attracts an entourage of American governors and members of Congress. But in this age of budget cuts, scrutiny on the costs will be high.
Posted In: Music, Travel
If you are a musician traveling abroad, you may soon need a passport -- for your instrument.
Posted In: Auto, France, Switzerland
The Geneva Auto Show opens in Switzerland this week. It’s usually a glitzy affair, but while U.S. carmakers are on the rebound, gloom has descended on the European auto industry.
Posted In: Microsoft, windows, antitrust
The EU says Microsoft abused its market dominance by making Internet Explorer the default browser on its Windows operating system.
Posted In: Switzerland, bonuses, compensation, Eurozone
Voters in Switzerland have approved a referendum to curb executive pay. The move comes less than a week after the European Union announced plans to cap banker bonuses.
Posted In: minimum wage, Germany
As the federal minimum wage has become a big topic of debate in the U.S., German politicians are in their own heated dispute over whether to have a minimum wage at all.
Posted In: italy, Berlusconi, Mario Monti, Europe debt crisis
The European debt crisis has calmed down a lot in the past few months, but elections in Italy have ended in deadlock and uncertainty is back.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, austerity, italy, France
Today, the European Commission said the euro zone will shrink another 0.3 percent in 2013, which is deeper and longer lasting than originally expected.
Posted In: sequester, defense contractors, defense
Cuts in defense spending as part of the sequester could ripple to suppliers outside the U.S.
Posted In: Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is usually read with an anti-capitalist bent, but a wider reading of his works show a different picture.