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Change comes to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Feb 4, 2011
Frankfurt houses Germany's main stock exchange. It's a place that is high-tech, and low on interpersonal activity. And more change is coming.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
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German Encouragement: Citizen Stock Trading

Feb 4, 2011
In the 90s, German citizens were crazy for telecom and dot-com stocks, driving the prices up as much as 700 percent. But after the bubble burst,...
Posted In: economy 4.0
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In Frankfurt: A Quiet Trading Floor?

Feb 3, 2011
Reporting from Germany, David Brancaccio reveals major changes are in the future of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. What to expect: more electricity,...
Posted In: economy 4.0
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Bulgaria -- better economy brings no happiness

Feb 2, 2011
In recent years the economy of Bulgaria has improved but country's citizens do not seem to be much happier.
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The Saddest Place on Earth?

Feb 2, 2011
Are Bulgarians, who know how to have a good time, that unhappy?
Posted In: happiness, bulgaria, Unemployment
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Davos and The Missing Link

Jan 31, 2011
Like any decent meal, Econ 4.0 this time around presents an appetizer followed by a main course....
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, joseph stiglitz, World Economic Forum
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Robin Hood Gets a Davos Invitation

Jan 27, 2011
Guess who French President Nicolas Sarkozy invited to dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos? The take-from-the-rich, give-to-the-poor hero ...
Posted In: david brancaccio, Davos, economy 4.0, nicolas sarkozy, robin hood, tobin tax, World Economic Forum
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Worlds Collide: The Day Davos Met Sundance

Jan 26, 2011
It seemed to come out of nowhere, in the middle of Wednesday's big plenary discussion on the "New Economic Reality" at the World Economic Forum in...
Posted In: david brancaccio, Davos, economy 4.0, sundance
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Germany's strong economy provides lessons for America

Jan 21, 2011
Germany is good at making things that foreigners want to buy. But frugality and worker protections are key components of Germany's economic strength.
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When Economic Success is Not In the Cards

Jan 21, 2011
Last week I travelled to Germany to get to the bottom of that country's current economic success, and everyone I spoke with mentioned a few key...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0

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Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.

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When the coal layoffs trickle down

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The loaded meaning behind 'What do you do?'

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When being cheap isn't worth it

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The secret life of a food stamp

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