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UFC-Que Choisir pins the rates of funeral directors

The consumer association, which has compared hundreds of companies, denounces high and variable prices, as well as certain opaque practices. Funeral directors, a very lucrative market? This is what the French Consumers’ Union (UFC) denounces – What to choose, before All Saints’ Day. , conducted from March 23 to April 6, the association combed through

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Media

Reform of the TV license fee: an explosive project

An interministerial report which is long overdue, an amendment deleted before the parliamentary debate, a new “think tank” decided by the Ministry of Culture… But still no concrete decision. The TV license fee, or the impossible reform. All successive governments announce it, without anything ever coming out of the hat. Emmanuel Macron’s tenure is no

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Media

The French advertising market will lose 7 billion euros in 2020

Over nine months, media revenues fell by 23%. Excluding digital, TV and radio resist the best. The French advertising market will take time to recover from the Covid-19 crisis. According to forecasts by France Pub, this market, which includes media revenue but also non-media turnover (direct marketing, promotion, events, PR) should fall sharply by 22%,

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Succession: bank rates could start rising again in 2020

If the banks had to freeze their tariffs this year at the request of the government, an increase in fees could take place in 2020. “These banks where not to die” headlined in 2018, with a certain black humor, concerning its investigation of the most expensive banks in terms of inheritance costs. The rule is

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Companies

Bayer struggles to turn the page on glyphosate

The German group is dragging the takeover of Monsanto like a ball and chain. He goes on the offensive on gene therapy and precision agriculture. The controversy around glyphosate is picking up again. While the registration of this controversial substance expires in the European Union in December 2022, two recent reports with contradictory conclusions on

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Electric scooters: Lime now charges the pound for poorly parked users

In Paris, customers must, from this Wednesday, pay a fine of 59 euros for a badly parked scooter. The Lime self-service scooter application has decided to take new measures, starting this Wednesday, against unscrupulous customers. For an electric scooter left in an inappropriate place, Lime users now face a financial penalty. The company charges impound

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