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Leaving coal mining behind

Coal mines and steel factories in Germany's Ruhr Valley once drove the country's recovery from World War II. But modern economic realities are changing a way of life. Kyle James reports.
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A big box just for the old folks

In Germany, there's a big-box store geared specifically to the over-60 crowd. Kyle James reports that it's a perfect mix of marketing and demographics.
Posted In: Retail
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Go west, young frau!

Educated young women in East Germany are moving away in search of opportunity in the West and other parts of the world. Kyle James reports on the impact their migration is having back home.
Posted In: Jobs
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Talking over hedge fund regulation

Germany is concerned about the lack of transparency and accountability in the trillion-dollar hedge fund industry, but it's not likely to gain much support even for voluntary regulation at this G8 summit. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada
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G8 climate change warm-up

High-ranking officials from the U.S. and Germany are meeting to try to work out a compromise on climate change ahead of next week's G8 summit, but European leaders aren't optimistic, reports Kyle James.
Posted In: Canada
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Deutsche Telekom workers strike

In Germany today, some 11,000 workers walked off the job at one of Europe's biggest telecom companies. They're striking over a restructuring plan that would require some employees to work longer for less pay. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada
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BMWs, beer and . . . solar power?

The leading market for solar power isn't a sun-drenched locale. It's Germany, where despite lots of clouds and rain, the solar-panel industry has brought a ray of hope to its economically depressed regions. Kyle James reports.
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Tell your boss you'll be in later

A group in Denmark is trying to convince companies that they can increase productivity if they make life easier for late risers. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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Labor unions seek to play global game

Labor unions are taking a cue from big corporations and expanding their recruiting efforts internationally. Kyle James reports from Berlin on attempts by some groups to form a multimillion-member super union.
Posted In: Canada
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Looking for some Freeh advice

DaimlerChrysler is struggling to explain conduct that used to be legal in Germany but has long been illegal under U.S. law — paying bribes. The company hopes the former head of the FBI can help. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Auto, Crime

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