France to extend paternity leave to 28 days, doubling current limit

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    French President Emmanuel Macron is slated to announce an expansion of France’s paternity leave policy, from 14 to 28 days of paid time off. The plan would make France one of Europe’s leaders in the field. Also, Tesla unveils a new battery designed to help lower the cost of its electric cars. 

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