Scotland votes no on independence
The future of Scotland is in the United Kingdom – that’s what Scottish voters decided on Thursday. The no vote maintained a clear lead throughout the night as vote counting continued early on Friday morning. And analysts say economic arguments were a key factor in the no camp’s victory.
Bayer to spin off plastics division
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is planning to spin off its plastics unit and launch an IPO. The division has a long history but it is heavily dependent on the overall health of the economy. Investors welcomed the news and sent Bayer shares soared six percent to a record high on Thursday.
Mobile energy storage units
The German government is aiming to have a million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. That may seem like a lofty goal, considering the high prices and low number of charging stations. Despite these drawbacks, many people are committed to the idea, from the halls of power down to individual tinkerers. Some cars are even being turned into mobile energy storage units that can return power to the grid.