Posts Tagged ‘France’

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    Exit Plans

    May 24, 12 • 465 Views • No Comments

    A British charitable trust has offered a hefty reward for the best eurozone break-up plan. Their goal? Improve and influence policy though a 250,000 pound ($393,430) incentive prize. As I read through the finalists’ plans, the unfathomable complexity of......  [read more]

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    Aspirin for the Euro Zone?

    May 8, 12 • 439 Views • No Comments

    Tomorrow is Euro Day and it reminds me of aspirin. On May 9, 62 years ago, the French foreign minister proposed a limited economic partnership with West Germany. By the time the treaty was signed in 1951, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Italy had......  [read more]

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    Giraffes and Levis

    Mar 8, 12 • 462 Views • No Comments

    French fashion, food, wine and now a French giraffe. Most French moms buy Sophie for their newborns. Seven inches tall, with brown spots, black eyes and pink cheeks, she is just a rubber toy giraffe that squeaks. In French supermarkets, her price is $12. In......  [read more]

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    A Tale of Two “T-Shirts”

    Feb 14, 12 • 471 Views • No Comments

    What if the cost of producing a woman’s polo shirt is $29.57? Its manufacturers would sell it to retailers for $65.00 who then mark it up to a $155.00 selling price. According to the Wall Street Journal, the land, labor and capital for an upscale green......  [read more]

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    Let Them Eat McDonald’s

    Jan 27, 12 • 580 Views • No Comments

    By Elizabeth Chrystal, guest blogger. France has long been known as a country of gourmets; it’s famous for its 2-hour lunches, picture-perfect pastries, and dizzying variety of cheeses. But the country that gave us succulent dishes like coq au vin and......  [read more]