Euro Zone Is Imperiled by North-South Divide
LISBON — Sara Vale Lima, sales manager at Eical, a Portuguese textile company, feels suffocated by the euro. The common currency once meant flush banks and easy credit, but these days it has laid bare a cold reality: Portugal shares the high wages and prices of richer northern European neighbors, but not their competitiveness.
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How the patent office almost shut down Hollywood
New book ‘The Master Switch’ examines the role of the patent office and the history of film – including how Thomas Edison tried to have a movie monopoly.
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‘New Wave’ film legend Godard turns 80
“New Wave” director Jean-Luc Godard, who turned European filmmaking upside-down in the 1960s and who counts the likes of Pedro Almodovar and Quentin Tarantino as his modern-day heirs, turns 80 on Friday.
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