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Brussels says French and Italian budgets are OK... for now

Brussels gives France and Italy the green light on their budgets after both countries made revisions to their spending plans that included further belt-tightening. Meanwhile, markets anticipate the US Federal Reserve will end its quantitative easing (QE) programme. Finally, hobbits are here in France. A new movie inspired by The Hobbit shows off the lovely countryside of the Cantal department.