Over 8,000 French households got hit with the one-time levy as Socialist President François Hollande continues to target the nation's wealthiest.
While stocks make a nearly vertical ascent, ignoring ongoing economic weakness, blemishes are appearing.
The industrially useful marijuana relative has been banned for decades, but Colorado has opened the door to legal farming again.
The booming country is pumping out autos -- many with US and European names -- that lag in safety features common elsewhere.
Increasing the nation's share of the international travel market will require the removal of self-imposed post-9/11 obstacles.
April's extra-strong export data add to speculation that Beijing is cooking the books when it comes to official economic statistics.
A lot of junked vehicles from the US and Europe end up there or in other faraway places, where they get fixed, cleaned and sold for a good price.
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