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Past articles by Nick:

Notre Dame Reconstruction Work On Hold Over Lead Fears

Paris officials halted restoration work on the 850-year-old landmark after a workplace inspection raised​ concerns ​that​workers and local residents could be exposed to toxic levels of lead. → Read More

The Most Important Ingredient in Hit Cooking Videos—Beautiful Hands

Chefs tend to wear their scars and burns as a badge of honor, unless their hands are ready for a close up. → Read More

Notre Dame Celebrates First Mass Since Going Ablaze

Two months to the day since fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral and destroyed much of its roof and vaulted ceiling, the archbishop of Paris has offered the first Mass in the charred building that is still in danger of partial collapse. → Read More

Renault Board Says Probe Finds Questionable Expenses

Renault said a probe of its alliance with Nissan Motor Co. has found what could be millions of euros in questionable expenses as the French auto maker accused former CEO Carlos Ghosn of ethical violations for the first time. → Read More

WPP Will Pay Martin Sorrell More Than $2 Million in Shares as Part of Long-Term Bonus

WPP said it would pay former Chief Executive Martin Sorrell shares worth more than £2 million, or about $2.7 million, as part of a long-term bonus, despite having threatened to withhold the payment. → Read More

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Shakes Up Management After Ghosn Arrest

The globe-spanning auto alliance of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is shuffling management in the wake of Carlos Ghosn’s arrest and dismissal, reassigning senior executives who worked alongside the auto titan. → Read More

Embattled WPP’s Shares Leap but Ad Gloom Lingers

Shares in WPP jumped 8% after the advertising giant reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and said its performance should improve toward the end of 2019. → Read More

France Pushed Nissan for a Renault Merger but Was Rebuffed

The French government engaged directly in discussions with Nissan early in 2018 about the possibility of a full-blown merger with Renault, and Nissan made clear its opposition to the idea. → Read More

Pernod Hits Back at Activist Elliott as Stock Hits Record High

Pernod Ricard chief Alexandre Ricard defended against criticism from activist investor Elliott Management, setting out his own plan to boost profit at the maker of Chivas Regal whisky and Absolut vodka. → Read More

Ghosn In Prison: No Clock, No Computer and 30 Minutes a Day Outside

Carlos Ghosn said he is allowed daily, 30-minute outdoor breaks on the roof of the detention center where he has been held for more than two months. Without a clock or watch, he has “no sense of time,” according to a jail house interview published Thursday. → Read More

France Asks Renault to Name Successor to Carlos Ghosn

France’s finance minister said Renault has been asked to call a board meeting in the coming days to name new leadership. Renault CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been held in a Tokyo jail since his arrest on Nov. 19. → Read More

Ghosn’s Wife Writes to Watchdog Group About His Treatment in Jail

The wife of ousted Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn urged Human Rights Watch to raise awareness of his treatment by Japan’s criminal justice system. → Read More

Wife of Jailed Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Asks About His Health

The wife of Carlos Ghosn is pressing Japanese authorities to provide information about his state of health following media reports the automotive executive developed a fever in jail. → Read More

Renault Urges Nissan to Call for Shareholder Meeting Following Nissan Indictment

French auto maker Renault has urged Nissan Motor to call a meeting of its shareholders after the Japanese company and its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, were indicted on allegations of financial misconduct. → Read More

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Commit to Alliance in Wake of Ghosn Arrest

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi said they were committed to their globe-spanning auto alliance as senior executives from all three met formally for the first time since the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the partnership’s prime architect. → Read More

Dentsu Aegis’s Longtime Chief to Step Down

Dentsu Aegis Network’s longtime chief executive will step down after more than eight years in the job. Jerry Buhlmann is the second head of a global ad group to resign this year after Martin Sorrell left WPP. → Read More

Invesco to Buy OppenheimerFunds from MassMutual

Invesco has agreed to buy rival money manager OppenheimerFunds for roughly $5.7 billion in stock from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance. → Read More

Publicis Plans to Sell Part of Health-Care Unit Amid Madison Avenue Shake-Up

Advertising giant Publicis reported sales growth just below Wall Street expectations and said it plans to sell part of its health-care business as part of a broader review, the latest sign of contraction on Madison Avenue. → Read More

Omnicom Gets a Boost from Increase in Client Spending

Advertising giant Omnicom Group reported better-than-expected earnings, easing investor concerns over the advertising industry’s ability to weather technological disruption. → Read More

Wabash Shares Plunge on Weak Results

Shares of Wabash National plunged 19% after the maker of truck trailers said it would miss internal forecasts for its third quarter because of lower-than-expected sales and higher costs related to U.S. trade policy. → Read More