Standard & Poor’s downgraded France’s credit rating from AA+ to AA, a move not matched by other credit-rating issuers. France has pursued economic reforms, but chiefly in the form of tax hikes, not entitlement relief. “If France does not change tack, it condemns itself to further long-term decline,” said Holger Schmieding, an economist at Berenberg Bank.
Once king-of-the-hill smartphone vendor BlackBerry (BRRY) and its shares took another leg down, and I am inclined to think that the company’ s largest shareholder altered the terms of the deal. Here’s why I think that…
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