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Macron Law Jolts French Labor Market

February 23, 2018 |

Some of France’s largest employers are seizing on President Emmanuel Macron’s labor-system overhaul to undertake mass layoffs, heralding a sea change for a country that has long coddled its workforce.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

France Proposes Tougher Law on Migrants

February 23, 2018 |

France’s government presented a bill to toughen immigration and asylum laws by doubling the time migrants can be detained, strengthening police powers to search them, and shortening the time migrants have to appeal rejected asylum claims.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

German Government Hinges on Party Tally

February 23, 2018 |

Germany’s political future is staked on a ballot among the fractious rank-and-file of a once-mighty Social Democratic Party still reeling months after its worst electoral showing since World War II.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

How Brexit Has Put Citizen Safety in Play

February 23, 2018 |

For the U.K., losing access to European security programs could have important consequences, Stephen Fidler writes.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Ford Names New North America President in Leadership Shuffle

February 23, 2018 |

Ford Motor named a new leader for its key North American operations among several executive changes, a day after a top executive was fired after a company investigation into allegations of misconduct.
WSJ.com: US Business

Airbnb Adds Hotels and Luxury Listings to Bolster Growth

February 23, 2018 |

Airbnb Inc., looking to solidify sales ahead of an expected IPO, is adding more hotels to its site, along with a loyalty program and new tiers of listings that include luxury and more budget-friendly offerings.
WSJ.com: US Business

The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos

February 22, 2018 |

This use of doctored images was a crucial and deceptively simple technique to spread fabricated information during the 2016 election. Tech companies, which are increasingly under fire, struggle to screen for indications photos might have been distorted or taken out of context.
WSJ.com: US Business

A Question for U.K. Ministers: What Were You After With Brexit?

February 22, 2018 |

After a week of speechifying by various members of the British cabinet, it is easier to identify what the government wants to stay the same after leaving the EU than what it wants to change, Simon Nixon writes.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Fed Gives Bullish Signals on Economy

February 22, 2018 |

Federal Reserve officials agreed last month that a strengthening economic growth outlook bolstered their plans to keep raising short-term interest rates this year, minutes from their January meeting show.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

R-Rated Behavior of Star Producer Is a Drama for Disney

February 22, 2018 |

Tom Schumacher, the executive behind Disney’s new “Frozen” musical, has been accused of explicit sexual language and behavior in the workplace, even as he turned the entertainment company into a powerful force on Broadway.
WSJ.com: US Business