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German railway plans to combat graffiti with drones

May 30, 2013
While the debate continues over domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the U.S., Germany is considering using drones to stop graffiti artists in their tracks.
Posted In: drones, graffiti, Germany

Mighty Germany gets a wake up call about unemployment

May 29, 2013
The number of unemployed Germans rose more than four times what analysts had expected in May. Still Europe's largest economy held onto its jobless rate of 6.9 percent -- lower than the majority of euro zone countries.
Posted In: Germany, Unemployment, Europe debt crisis

Australia's economy: The wonder down under

May 28, 2013
Why Australia is happy and booming.
Posted In: Australia

Some firms targeting U.S. choose Mexico over China

May 27, 2013
Some companies who sell to the U.S. now prefer Mexico to China as a manufacturing base. Rising Chinese labor costs are part of the reason. Mexico's proximity to the U.S. is another.
Posted In: Mexico, Tijuana, manufacturing, drones

Germany backs off EU solar panel 'dumping' investigation

May 27, 2013
European -- and some American manufacturers -- believe Chinese solar panels are being sold for less than they cost to build. The European Commission is investigating, but now Germany is distancing itself from the "dumping" allegations.
Posted In: China, energy, Europe, solar power

Japan markets down on stimulus jitters, China manufacturing data

May 23, 2013
After an electrifying run over the past several weeks, stock markets around the world are down this morning.
Posted In: Japan, stock market

Ford calls it quits in Australia

May 23, 2013
Ford Motor Company is calling it quits in Australia, after a nearly 90-year run. The U.S. automaker says it will shut down its two factories down under and halt production in 2016.
Posted In: Ford, Australia, Auto, cars

SAP to recruit autistic employees

May 22, 2013
German business software company SAP has announced a push to hire autistic people. SAP says it's hoping other companies follow its lead.
Posted In: Germany, SAP, autism, Tech

Japan takes energy race overseas, promotes solar at home

May 20, 2013
Things have been electric on the Japanese stock market recently. But the country is in need of energy and is hunting for it in innovative ways.
Posted In: Japan, Goldman Sachs, energy

European auto sales up for first time since 2011

May 17, 2013
But that comes with an asterisk.
Posted In: auto sales, Europe, European Union

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