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  • Merkel NSA Anger Won’t Harm U.S. Ties, Joffe Says

    Germany’s trade and investment ties with the U.S. won’t be damaged by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s condemnation of American surveillance programs, said Josef Joffe, editor and publisher of Die Zeit newspaper.

  • Germany Reformed Its Social Model. Europe Can, Too

    Forget Europe’s debt disaster for a moment and look instead at a few numbers that dramatize the underlying problem.

  • Spain’s Wilting Economy Still Held in Franco’s Grip

    Spain’s economic woes are triggering renewed fears over a potential default in the euro area, and much of the blame belongs to labor laws that date back to the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. Unless the government succeeds in changing them, it’s hard to see the country returning to healthy growth even if it manages to stay solvent.

  • Sacramento Is Fresh Victim of Bad Stadium Deals

    Officials in Sacramento, California, are furious that the owners of the Kings basketball franchise, the Maloof family, said they are backing out of a handshake deal in February to invest $73 million in a project to build a new arena downtown.

  • Is ’Flexicurity’ Post-Crisis Europe’s New Social Model?

    Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis has forced some countries to pare back welfare programs harshly to meet austerity targets, raising a provocative question: Is the Continent’s famed social model doomed?

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