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Germany asks: Should we have a minimum wage?

Feb 27, 2013
As the federal minimum wage has become a big topic of debate in the U.S., German politicians are in their own heated dispute over whether to have a minimum wage at all.
Posted In: minimum wage, Germany

Which country depends most on exports?

Feb 11, 2013
Find out which country exports 56 percent of its GDP each year.
Posted In: exports, South Korea, China, Germany

It's lunch time... let's DANCE!

Feb 1, 2013
Lunch is a necessary part of any workday. But often people return to work feeling sleepier than when they left. Well, there's a new way to beat that post-lunch laziness in Berlin -- hit the dance floor!
Posted In: Germany, lunch, dancing

German gold goes home -- Here's why

Jan 17, 2013
Germany announced this week that it's planning to repatriate much of the gold that its been keeping in reserves in the U.S. and France.
Posted In: gold, Germany, whiteboard

GM looks to close German autoplant

Nov 29, 2012
Strong unions and labor laws have kept struggling carmakers from cutting plants in Germany, but that may be about to change.
Posted In: Germany, Europe, Auto, GM

German economy begins to feel recession pressure

Nov 15, 2012
Europe has officially slipped back into recession. Growth in Germany -- widely considered to have a relatively healthy economy -- has slowed as well.
Posted In: Germany, Greece, recession, euro

Across Europe, workers synchronize strikes against austerity

Nov 14, 2012
Millions of workers went on strike across Europe today in protest against public spending cuts. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled, car factories and ports have been shut, and rail services disrupted.
Posted In: Greece, spain, Germany, austerity

Some Germans want to see gold stored in U.S.

Nov 8, 2012
Germany stores $80 billion in gold in New York. Some in Germany are clamoring to inspect it and possibly bring it back to Europe.
Posted In: Germany, gold

Mass protests in Greece welcome Angela Merkel

Oct 9, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Greece today for her first visit since the European debt crisis began. Greeks aren't laying out the welcome mat though, as masses come out to protest against German-led austerity.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, Germany, Angela Merkel

Spain delays bailout, China growth slows

Oct 8, 2012
In Europe, the latest signals are that Spain will not take a bailout in the immediate term. China's economic growth is slowing as investment takes a back seat to consumer spending.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, Germany, ECB

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