Federal Trade Commission
will likely move to even the score today on
alleged generic price-gouging. According to the
Los Angeles Times
, sources expect the FTC to vote Monday to seek monetary damages from Mylan for raising generic drug prices after the company's exclusive agreement with Italian supplier
raised the cost of raw materials to Mylan's competitors.
More good news for the shekel: The
writes that the euro may bring more foreign investment in Israel, since the uniformity of the European bond market will likely turn investors' eyes toward emerging markets. Last week,
began rating shekel-denominated bonds.
Those darned French are at it again. "French authorities are dragging their feet over opening up the country's lucrative art market to international auction houses such as
," according to the
Times of London
. Gallic law gives 460 French public notaries exclusive auctioning rights in France -- a monopoly the French government had earlier pledged to end.
Caveat Internet emptor. The
writes that "a nefarious element is trying to capitalize on this year's hottest toy by peddling various physically altered
on the Internet." Bogus models, including Elvis Furby, Ross Perot Furby and Bill Gates Furby, are selling for up to $1,000 each.
Finally, an economic statistic that won't depress Canadians. The
Globe and Mail
reports that the "median Canadian family makes about $700 more a year, after taxes, than the comparable American family," according to data from
Fine idea or brilliant mistake? Even as consumers begin to tire of theme restaurants, "
investors led by
, chief lifeguard in the hit TV series
, plan to open a chain of restaurants and nightclubs based on beach life," according to the
. The first
restaurant will open next year in Miami Beach, Fla.