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  • CREPY-EN-VALOIS, France— A handwritten sign invited market-goers in Crepy-en-Valois, a down-and-out town north of Paris, to make their voices heard ahead of France's pivotal presidential election. "What should be changed in France in 2017?" So this is worrying, because it means they don't have a handle on politics, "said activist Florence Fusin, 48, of Melenchon's...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 28- Germany will back a plan to strengthen carbon prices, a senior official said on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of European Union environment ministers on balancing the needs of industry with cutting emissions in reforming the carbon market. EU member states such as Germany, Italy, Austria and Greece are prioritizing measures to ensure that...

  • LONDON— In a warehouse at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport, a border officer pulls open a cardboard box he suspects contains contraband goods. In the past five years, the Border Force, the policing command under Britain's Home Office charged with immigration and customs controls, has seized thousands of consignments at Heathrow alone, valued at around...

  • Geoffrey Yu, head of the U.K. investment office at UBS Wealth Management, provides his perspective on the latest French economic data.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 27- U.S. wheat futures fell 2 percent to their lowest in nearly three weeks on Monday, weakening on technical sales after firming briefly during the overnight trading session. "If you look at the weather, there just is not anything to hang your hat on on the friendly side," Northstar Commodity Investment Co chief analyst Mark Schultz said.

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Guided by cameras and radars, and negotiating traffic and roundabouts, a self-driving Nissan car took to the streets of London on Monday for the Japanese company's first European tests of an autonomous vehicle. Britain's flexible approach to testing autonomous vehicles helped Nissan pick London for its first European tests, the director of its...

  • *EU minus Britain to meet in Rome on March 25. *Some see "multi-speed Europe" as divisive, threat. BRUSSELS, Feb 27- European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker will propose to national leaders next month a handful of options for shoring up unity once Britain launches a withdrawal that some fear could trigger a further unravelling of the bloc.

  • Feb 27- Goldman Sachs Group Inc is building a 1.1 million square foot office in London with initial occupancy slated for 2019, it said in a regulatory filing on Monday, even as global banks grapple with risks around Brexit. When completed, the new London building would be about half the size of Goldman's executive offices in downtown New York at 200 West Street.

  • European Union flags fly at the entrance of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 29, 2015.

    The European project is stalled by the French and German inability to respect and celebrate their differences.

  • PARIS— The French financial prosecutor's office decided Friday to open a judicial inquiry surrounding the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children, pushing the case to a higher and riskier level for the man hoping to become the next president of France.

  • PARIS— French financial prosecutor opens full judicial inquiry into conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon.

  • Donald Trump boards the elevator to the lobby after meetings at Trump Tower in New York City.

    Gold prices have increased to highs not seen since Trump secured election victory.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 24- General Motors has told PSA Group it would only sell licenses for the manufacture of Opel cars to the French company if it agreed not to sell them in North America, Russia or China, German magazine Der Spiegel reported. Without saying where it got the information, the magazine said under such an agreement Opel would only be allowed to sell new...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- U.S. soybeans edged up on Friday, boosted partly by a weaker dollar which helped the market rebound from an earlier six-week low, but the market remained on course for a weekly loss. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.14-3/ 4 per bushel by 1122 GMT after hitting a six-week low of $10.09-1/ 2 a bushel...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 24- Opel's European works council said it had agreed to open a line of communication with its counterpart at PSA Group as the French carmaker holds talks over a tie-up with the company. PSA, the Paris- based maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, and General Motors confirmed on Feb. 14 they were in talks over a PSA-Opel tie-up to create Europe's...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 24- Opel's European works council said it had agreed to open a line of communication with its counterpart at PSA Group as the French carmaker holds talks over a tie-up with the company. PSA, the Paris- based maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, and General Motors confirmed on Feb. 14 they were in talks over a PSA-Opel tie-up to create Europe's...

  • China for the first time became Germany's most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States and France; data showed on Friday.

  • Nordic economic plan from Macron

    CNBC's Claire Fournier speaks about French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's unveiling of his economic policies.

  • *USDA pegs U.S. 2017 soy plantings at record 88 mln acres. *USDA sees U.S. 2017 corn plantings down 4.3 pct from 2016. As of 11:15 a.m. CST, the Chicago Board of Trade March soybean contract was down 8-3/ 4 cents at $10.14 per bushel after dipping to $10.13-1/ 4, its lowest since Jan. 12.

  • White House advisor Kellyanne Conway speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, on February 23, 2017.

    Here are some of the key stories CNBC is following this hour.