Another week, another round of trade conversations

Apr 27, 2018
This week European leaders met with President Trump, there's new numbers on the economy out ... let's break down the week's economic news.
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) during a joint news conference at the East Room of the White House April 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Steel may be on the menu at the state dinner

Apr 24, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for a permanent exemption from tariffs for the European Union.  Today will be the second day of Macron’s three-day state visit, and the biggest event will be the first state dinner since President Donald…

France debates how to pay for saving crumbling cathedrals

Feb 22, 2018
A proposal to charge tourists for entrance to historic churches has been met with resistance from the Conference of French Bishops.
Stonework that has fallen off Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.
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Vacation rental sites are helping to save French châteaux

Jan 9, 2018
Vacation rental websites like Airbnb are providing much needed renovation funds for owners of historic châteaux.
Petit-Bé Fort, which is available for stays through Airbnb.
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An impossible race, and why Italians love this particular shade of red

Dec 12, 2017
In 1907, a small group of automobile enthusiasts wanted to see if it was possible to race from China to France.
A vintage 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO which won the 1963 Le Mans GT race outside Bonham and Brooks auction house in London, 30 October 2000.
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Three global ideas that could make U.S. health care better

Jul 7, 2017
If you could have any part of another country's health care system, what would it be?
An ambulance arrives at the Accident and Emergency department of the Bristol Royal Infirmary in Bristol, England.
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A big win for France's centrist party in parliamentary elections could push forward labor reform

Jun 9, 2017
Last month, France elected pro-business political newcomer Emmanuel Macron as president, but the French aren’t done voting. The country’s parliamentary elections kick off Sunday, and the president’s new centrist party is expected to win a large majority. If that happens,…

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Newly inaugurated French president heads to Germany

May 15, 2017
It’s tradition for any new French president make a pilgrimage to Germany. Given the particular power of Angela Merkel, the defeat of an anti-EU French candidate and French winner Macron’s interest in more European economic integration, the meeting will be…

France’s president-elect faces tough challenges

May 8, 2017
Emmanuel Macron won handily in France’s presidential election at the weekend, securing two-thirds of the vote. Next month, he faces an even more daunting election challenge — winning a majority in the parliamentary elections. Without control of Parliament, he will…

Video: At the center of everything

May 8, 2017
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