GM smashes the glass ceiling:
During a long career with carmaker General Motors, new CEO Mary Barra has blazed her trail right to the top. She makes history as the first woman CEO at a big 3 carmaker. We take a look and get some analysis from New York correspondent Jens Korte.
Communist North Korea tries out a bit more capitalism:
Its low operating costs and cheap labour have ensured success at North Korea's Rason Economic and Trade Zone for over 20 years. Pyongyang wants to open more special zones. Special advisors will also help foreign investors with tax codes, employment laws and real estate purchases.
In Paris French activists Peuples Solidaires and China Labour Watch have used a life sized Barbie "worker" doll to protest working conditions in China - boasting of her ability to work 13 hour days without protest for starvation wages. US toy-maker Mattel produces its iconic Barbie doll in China nowadays.
Breast implant executive jailed:
A French court has sentenced the CEO of a company that sold faulty breast implants to four years in prison for fraud. The court also ordered Jean Claude Mas to pay €75,000 after using industrial grade silicone for implants. The implants had an abnormally high rupture rate.
Are Germany's energy-intensive companies competitive?
Should different people or companies pay different amounts for electricity? In Germany some companies are exempt from the country's energy surcharge -- leaving others to pay for Germany's transition to renewable energy sources. An EU investigation into the practise has some German firms getting nervous.