Features by Christopher Werth
Posted In: Christmas, literature
Ebeneezer Scrooge seems the epitome of a bad boss. He keeps the thermostat low, you have to beg for a day off and forget about a holiday office party. But is Scrooge's bad reputation undeserved?
Posted In: Auto, Europe, Volkswagen
As other carmakers in Europe struggle for their very survival, VW is flourishing thanks in part to its worldwide appeal.
Posted In: Germany, Europe, Auto, GM
Strong unions and labor laws have kept struggling carmakers from cutting plants in Germany, but that may be about to change.
Posted In: Auto, Europe, peugeot, France, carmakers
Last month, Peugeot secured a $9 billion lifeline from the French government to stay out of bankruptcy. In return, French politicians want the struggling company keep jobs, not cut them.
Posted In: Europe, carmakers, Fiat, Auto
Carmakers in Europe are seeing plunging sales and rising costs -- sound familiar? Will European automakers rebound like their U.S. competitors?
Posted In: spain, Unemployment, Immigration
A lack of jobs has not convinced many immigrants who came to Spain during better times to leave.
Posted In: spain, ECB, bailout, Europe debt crisis
For months now, Spain has been bracing itself for a bailout. While the country waits, the government has already made many of the deep budget cuts that typically come with bailouts.
Posted In: spain, Catalonia
In the Northern Spanish region of Catalonia, many say they would be better to go it alone. This rich region puts more into the central government than it gets out and Catalans are starting to resent this.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, austerity
In further austerity measures, the government imposes some $50 billion of tax hikes and spending cuts
Posted In: spain, protests, budget cuts
Today the government of Spain is expected to lay out yet another new budget with even more cuts in it.