Features by Eleanor Beardsley

They still eat out in Paris

Times may be hard, but the French still love to eat -- with a little thrift-minded moderation. Eleanor Beardsley checks in with Parisian cafe-goers to find out where they're cutting down so they can still go out.
Posted In: Food

In the aftermath, a loss of trust

What's up with the free marketeers in the Bush Administration rushing to help out the big firms on Wall Street? Commentator Robert Reich looks back at the last few years to find what started this mess.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Tough time to be an American in Paris

The dollar has hit another low against the euro. For Yanks living abroad the dollar's freefall demands a whole new mindset, as Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris.
Posted In: Economy, Retail, Travel

Everyone benefits from good leaders

Former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano is the first winner of the Mo Ibrahim prize, worth $5 million. The award also serves to motivate good governance. Eleanor Beardsley has more.

Unions unmoved by Sarkozy's reforms

Only a small fraction of trains in France are running as workers strike against President Sarkozy's reforms. Eleanor Beardsley looks into whether Sarkozy will win his first battle with the unions.
Posted In: Travel

McCafes on the Champs Elysees?

Parisians can spend hours over a croissant and a cafe au lait. Now McDonald's wants a piece of the action. It's taking its McCafe coffee outlets there. Eleanor Beardsley reports.
Posted In: Retail

Paris tries to unchain Champs-Elysées

The glamorous Champs-Elysées has been losing lustre as high rents and big retail chains crowd out the quaint Parisian shops and high-end clientele that made it famous. So the city has decided to battle the tides of modern commerce.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

Les Rosbifs

Eleanor Beardsley checks in with a story about creative French realtors who have figured out a new way to lure Brits across the Channel.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

Sportingbet goes all in — for $1

British-based online gaming company got dealt too many bad hands, especially when Congress made it illegal for banks and credit-card companies to accept payment from online gambling sites. Eleanor Beardsley reports.
Posted In: Canada

Know when to fold 'em

Hours ahead of an Internet gambling ban set to be signed into law by President Bush, Britain's online gambling company Sportingbet sold its U.S. operations to private investors — for $1. Eleanor Beardsley reports.
Posted In: Science


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