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Beyond Germany's elections -- celebrating Luther

Sep 20, 2013
Germany is preparing for elections but also for the 500th anniversary in 2017 of Martin Luther kicking off the Reformation. How important is the Protestant work ethic in Germany's economic success?
Posted In: Germany, Lutheran, religion

In Germany, elections loom and doubts about the eurozone

Sep 20, 2013
On Sunday, German voters will go to the polls. Victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel seems certain. One unpredictable element, however, is the fate of a party that wants to exclude the Eurozone's economically struggling members from the bloc.
Posted In: Eurozone, Germany, Merkel, AfD, elections

In German election, economics is anything but dismal

Sep 19, 2013
As Germany approaches elections this weekend, a new party -- the Alternative for Germany -- is aiming to liven up German politics.
Posted In: Germany, euro

How do you say, 'It's the economy, stupid' in German?

Sep 18, 2013
GM's closure of its auto plant in Bochum, Germany, will be the first major closure of an auto plant there in 60 years.
Posted In: euro, Germany, General Motors

Move aside emerging markets, investors are now eyeing Europe

Sep 9, 2013
Investors have been shifting away from emerging markets, but where are they going instead? The answer may be Europe.
Posted In: U.S. investors, Euro zone, ECB, Greece, Germany

How to pronounce Germany's longest word

Jun 4, 2013
Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz. The longest German word is no more. Now that its gone, we teach you how to say it.
Posted In: Germany

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

Germany and France launch 'New Deal' to combat youth unemployment

May 28, 2013
Germany and France are launching a 'New Deal' to combat the problem of youth employment in Europe. 24 percent are out of work in the euro zone -- that figure rises to more than 50 percent in Greece and Spain.
Posted In: Germany, France

The added value of autistic employees

May 22, 2013
German business software company SAP has announced a push to hire autistic people. SAP says autistic employees raised company productivity and engagement.
Posted In: Germany, SAP, autism, Tech

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