Germany is already one of the biggest information technology markets in the world, with nearly 75 thousand companies providing jobs. But there's always room for improvement.
California could meet its energy needs with renewables alone, according to Stanford University researchers. The authors of a recent study say a transition scenario is economically as well as technically feasible.
German employment has dipped marginally in the past four weeks. The Federal Employment Agency cited seasonal factors and said the labor market in general was still robust in Europe's power house.
A premiere not soon to be forgotten: In its fourth and final year, stage director Sebastian Baumgarten's "Tannhäuser" had an unattractive set and a technical glitch, but superb singing and an impressive conducting debut.
Two linked companies, Espirito Santo Group and RioForte, have applied to Luxembourg courts for protection from their creditors in recent days. The Portuguese family dynasty that owns both companies is at a crossroads.
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