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French unemployment drops to lowest level since 2009

The unemployment rate in mainland France has dropped to 8.6%, its lowest level in almost nine years. It's a milestone for the country which has struggled to reduce jobless numbers for many years. Also today, we look at shares in gun makers after the mass shooting in Florida.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2018-06-18 France

Ex-Carrefour boss urged to give up €13 million retirement package

French supermarket giant Carrefour is facing criticism over pay - not for its employees but for its former CEO Georges Plassat. He stepped down in July 2017 and his €13 million...

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2018-06-15 Donald Trump

US set to announce tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump is expected to unveil a list of Chinese goods to target with a 25% duty later this Friday, setting the stage for a major escalation in trade tensions....

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2018-06-14 media

Comcast makes $65 billion offer to buy 21st Century Fox

A media merger frenzy is taking hold in the United States. Hot on the heels of a federal court's decision to allow AT&T to buy Time Warner, Comcast has made a $65 billion...

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2018-06-13 Federal Reserve

US Federal Reserve hikes interest rates on 'strong' economic growth

The US Federal Reserve has - as expected - raised interest rates for the second time in 2018. What does it say about the American economy? And how will international trade...

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2018-06-13 mergers & acquisitions

Tesla cuts more than 3,000 jobs

Electric carmaker Tesla is cutting more than 3,000 jobs, or 9% of its workforce. The job losses were announced in a company-wide email by CEO Elon Musk, which he then published...

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