Nov 20, 2012 French bonds fell today in the wake of Moody's downgrading the nation's credit rating. So is the second largest economy in Europe shrugging its collective shoulders? Non!
Nov 20, 2012 Europe's second largest economy, France, has just had its AAA credit rating downgraded by the rating agency Moody's.
Sep 28, 2012 The French government has just unveiled a budget for next year that includes major tax hikes for the rich and for businesses. France is the second largest economy in the euro zone and so far it has managed to remain a leader in the debt crisis, rather than a victim -- for the most part anyway.
Sep 25, 2012 European wine experts are mulling over a critical issue today: whether American wine producers should be allowed to use the word "chateau" on bottles they sell in Europe.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 14, 2012 Today, Japanese government officials announced a bold new energy plan. The policy -- which still needs approval from the cabinet -- would end the use of nuclear power in Japan by 2040.
Sep 11, 2012 The euro's second-largest economy (and the man who leads it) has been in the spotlight recently. France finds itself in a similar bind as Greece, Italy and Spain -- how do you balance the state budget without crippling economic growth?
Apr 19, 2013 Eunice, in a dusty corner of New Mexico, rode the ups and downs of the oil business for decades. Then a nuclear-processing plant came calling, and Eunice welcomed its jobs.
Sep 4, 2012 France has more churches than any country in Europe, but some believe the cost of preserving these ancient structures is getting too high.
Aug 14, 2012 The new numbers out on the eurozone weren't as abysmal as expected, but they're not good either.
Aug 14, 2012 Happiness is relative in Europe these days: Investors are cheering news the euro area's top economies did not turn in the abysmal results many had expected. Instead, things are just "garden-variety" bad.