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Nov 4, 2019

Tearing down the wall was easier said than done

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McDonald's ousts its tech-friendly CEO after an inappropriate relationship. What are the economic lessons 30 years after the the fall of the Berlin Wall? Holiday shopping season no longer starts on Black Friday.

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Fall of the Berlin Wall

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany recalls the economic gulf between East and West

by Stephen Beard Nov 4, 2019
In 1989, Germany was divided by much more than a concrete wall: West and East were separated by stark economic differences.
West Berliners crowd in front of the Berlin Wall early Nov. 11, 1989, as they watch East German border guards demolishing a section of the wall between East and West Berlin.
Gerard Malie/AFP via Getty Images

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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
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Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Michael Lipkin Producer
Fall of the Berlin Wall
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