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Latest update : 2014-06-17

Entertainment workers’ strike threatens French cultural events

A strike by entertainment industry workers in France is threatening a host of cultural events across the country this summer. The workers are protesting against changes to a special welfare scheme they benefit from. The scheme has been signalled out for criticism from France’s public spending watchdog for being a drain on the public purse. Also today: how the hum of a coffee shop could make you more productive.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2016-07-29 France

French growth grinds to a halt over strikes

French economic growth ground to a halt in the period from April to June, as consumer and business spending were hit by strikes at oil refineries. France's finance ministry...

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2016-07-28 Facebook

Facebook profits soar 186% as user numbers surge

Profits at Facebook have jumped by 186% since last year, as the social network passes the milestone of 1.7 billion active users. Mobile advertising has become increasingly...

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2016-07-27 Apple

Another drop in iPhone sales, so why are Apple shares rising?

Apple has seen another fall in quarterly sales of its flagship product, the iPhone. The company's profits fell by 27% in the three months to the end of June, but its shares rose...

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2016-07-26 Air France

Air France set for fresh strike action

Two unions representing cabin crew at Air France have called a week-long strike, starting on Wednesday. The airline has been forced to cancel 10% of its long-haul flights, and...

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2016-07-25 Yahoo

Verizon set to buy Yahoo's internet business

Yahoo prepares to sell its core internet business to Verizon, the telecoms giant which has reportedly won the bidding war for the struggling tech firm. Also today - with the...

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