A court ruling to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes in France this week could knock the nascent e-cigarette industry off course.
Florence's mayor became the head of the country's most powerful political party this weekend, and the latest headache for Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
Influential investor Dennis Gartman told CNBC that to raise the minimum wage would be a "very bad decision."
Fast food workers from 100 cities across the U.S. are expected to stage a mass strike on Thursday, marking the largest ever push for higher wages.
Finance Minister George Osborne is unlikely to make concessions when he presents his annual "Autumn Statement" on Thursday.
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