France pushes for financial transaction tax

Jan 30, 2012
At the European summit today, focus is not only on Greece's debt, but a French plan to charge banks a fee for each and every financial transaction.

In noise-averse Paris, 'silent discos' spread

Jan 13, 2012
Many young Parisians want to listen to loud music, but don’t want to annoy their neighbors -- so they’re using headphones at their parties.

French nuclear power export hopes dim

Jan 9, 2012
France claims it has designed the world's safest nuclear reactors, but last year's nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, dealt export hopes a blow.

Why is there record pessimism in France?

Dec 23, 2011
A new poll finds the French are as pessimistic about the economy as any country has been since 1978.

PODCAST: Who gets the big holiday tips, impact of the payroll tax cut extension

Dec 23, 2011
Congress has passed the payroll tax cut extension. We take a look at what the means for consumers. We have some numbers for you: Consumer spending grew just 0.1 percent in November, while orders for U.S. factory goods went up 3.8 percent. Plus, what is the most pessimistic country in the world? And find out which professions receive the biggest holiday tips.

French nuclear giant Areva to slash 1,500 jobs

Dec 13, 2011
After the disaster in Fukushima, nuclear energy is less popular than it once was. Now, the nuclear company Areva will take drastic cost-cutting measures.

European debt crisis reaches pivotal moment

Nov 28, 2011
Last week marked more bad news for economies across Europe, including Germany. If more countries follow suit this week, the crisis could reach its threshold

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European bond market on a rollercoaster ride

Nov 16, 2011
With ongoing fears of contagion in Europe, the bond market in the eurozone has hit trouble this week.

Pirates vanquished!

Oct 7, 2011
Well, only for a month. And they're French Internet pirates. It seems they've been violating France's Internet copyright laws but instead of going...

France bans mention of Facebook and Twitter in ads

Jun 6, 2011
Sometimes I feel sorry for whoever handles government relations in Europe for American tech companies. They must get into work in the morning, grab...