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France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks
Legal Center

France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks

Days prior to taking office, Emmanuel Macron suggested that unions should vote on certain 'exceptions' to a long-running and controversial French law.
Geoff Weiss
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French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review
Legal Center

French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says.
Geoff Weiss
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One World, One Font? Why Bic Wants Your One-of-a-Kind Handwriting.
Technology

One World, One Font? Why Bic Wants Your One-of-a-Kind Handwriting.

The French pen maker is collecting handwriting from all over the planet to build a universal typeface. Here's how you can have a hand in the cool experiment.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Etsy Snags Parisian Startup in Largest Acquisition Yet
Mergers and Acquisitions

Etsy Snags Parisian Startup in Largest Acquisition Yet

Etsy has scooped up 'A Little Market' -- a Paris-headquartered digital marketplace that also specializes in handmade crafts -- for a reported $100 million in cash and stock.
Geoff Weiss
France Orders 2,000 Trains Too Wide for Station Platforms
Mistakes

France Orders 2,000 Trains Too Wide for Station Platforms

Talk about being on the wrong side of the tracks. While we all make mistakes, France's latest eye-popping mishap should serve as a lesson in vigilance.
Geoff Weiss
While Everyone Else Saw a Parasite, This Man Saw a Marketable Product
Rebranding

While Everyone Else Saw a Parasite, This Man Saw a Marketable Product

One entrepreneur aims to transform the sea snails that have overrun the waters in his fishing town from pest to delicacy.
Laura Entis
Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire
Growth Strategies

Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

The Holder family has turned the Parisian bakery Ladurée -- famous for its macarons -- into a global brand that's about to open its first American flagship and venture into ecommerce.
Geoff Weiss
In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen
Legal Center

In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen

French Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday stating that restaurants must denote homemade cuisine on their menus with a special seal.
Geoff Weiss
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Angry Protesters Attack Uber Car in France
Growth Strategies

Angry Protesters Attack Uber Car in France

Be glad you weren't in this Uber car when French taxi drivers turned violent.
Jason Fell
Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France
Growth Strategies

Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

As if the French president's plan to make companies pay ultra-high taxes on millionaire salaries weren't bad enough, businesses have to worry about kidnapping and extortion -- by their own workers.
Brian Patrick Eha
France Approves 'Millionaire Tax' Targeting Businesses, Not Citizens
Finance

France Approves 'Millionaire Tax' Targeting Businesses, Not Citizens

Business owners are fuming at a legalized super tax of roughly 75 percent on the portion of any salaries exceeding 1 million euros.
Geoff Weiss