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Latest update : 2014-01-10

Quitting the French welfare system: Why some entrepreneurs are going private

China posts a $25.5 billion trade surplus for December – far lower than expected, bringing shares in Shanghai to a five-month low. Also, France’s welfare program is one of the world’s most generous... but what about those who want to quit it? Plus, the latest on the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung, Alcoa’s bribery settlement, and on clearing the way for the world’s largest advertising agency.

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