January 6, 2013

Reviving the French Economy

New York Times, New York Times

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French voters elected Francois Hollande president last May with a mandate to revive the country’s stalling economy, which analysts estimate grew just 0.1 percent last year and had an unemployment rate of 10.7 percent in October. But Mr. Hollande has so far done little to turn things around.

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