French President Chirac has bowed to public pressure and scrapped his new US-style labor law. The measure, designed to cut France's record level of youth unemployment, sparked protests around the country. Stephen Beard reports.
Big Blue unveils new technology today that will offer cell phones and PDAs the same firewall protections as giant main frames. But as Janet Babin reports, IBM's competitors are close to releasing their own versions.
The World Trade Organization is expected to wade into the dispute over the value of China's yuan, calling on the Asian giant in a report today to adopt a more flexible currency exchange rate. But as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, China may pay the request little heed.