Caitlan Reeg

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Can science fiction predict our economic future?

Apr 12, 2018
Companies take a deep dive into the stacks of a sci-fi library to find out how we might react to new tech.
Fantastic Library founder Thomas Le Blanc has built a sci-fi and fantasy collection of more than 280,000 titles over the past three decades.
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Clue, Battleship, Ouija and now...Catan? Hollywood tries its luck on board games

Jan 16, 2018
Popular German board game Catan may be headed to the big screen.
Players trade resource cards to build roads, cities and settlements in the German board game Catan.
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Leaving Syria's war zone to start a new life

Dec 25, 2013
Many Syrians are making new lives in Germany. The excitement and the reality of starting anew.
Unidentified Syrian refugees at the registration office of the refugee center on December 10, 2013 in Friedland, Germany. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled Syria to neighboring countries as well as to Europe. Germany is accepting up to 5,000 Syrian refugees, though German church leaders recently called on their country to take at least 10,000.
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Sign spinners turn heads and profits

Aug 29, 2013
In the past, sign spinners, or “human directionals” in marketing jargon, often pointed their signs toward used car lots or new housing developments. But as the cost of renting a billboard has doubled, sign spinning is attracting more interest from…

Living without money

Apr 20, 2012
Heidemarie Schwermer is taking thriftiness to an entirely new level.

Is automated publishing the future?

Mar 20, 2012
Real books and bookstores are becoming a thing of the past. Does new technology mean authors are next to go?

Car sharing takes off in Germany

Dec 2, 2011
German automakers are finding the car isn't the status symbol it used to be, so they're starting car share programs aimed at enticing young drivers.

For Deutsche Post, privatizing was a smart move

Nov 3, 2011
Germany's postal service is often touted as a privatization success story. Should the U.S. Postal Service follow in its footsteps?

Europe awaits a firm plan from leaders to rescue banks

Oct 10, 2011
Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel agreed over the weekend to craft a plan to bolster eurozone banks. They have until the end of the month, but many questions remain as to what exactly the plan will be.

Leaders under pressure to strengthen European banks

Oct 5, 2011
The focus in Europe is transitioning to the big banks in the region that are exposed to bad sovereign debt.