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Tesla Announces Leasing Deal with Germany’s Sixt

Munich (dpa/MunichNOW News) – US all-electric car manufacturer Tesla is hoping to gain a foothold in the German market through a deal with local rental-car operator Sixt. Sixt, which is the largest German-owned hire car company, plans to lease rather than rent the upmarket, battery-powered Tesla S saloon to customers. Speaking in Munich, the Tesla chief, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, said ...Full Article

Snowboarding Ditches Gangster Style and Straightens Up For 2014

SNOWBOARD FASHION: Long jackets and straight-cut pants make the hottest silhouettes Streetwear and Americana inspirations are popular Colour stories are more muted, natural and mature than previous years The ...Full Article

ISPO MUNICH 2014 to Feature a Variety of New Exibitors

Munich — The leading international sports business exhibition ISPO MUNICH adds a number of new exhibitors to its 2014 lineup: primarily due to the expansion of the Health segment ...Full Article

New Year, New Name: EADS Becomes Airbus

Munich (dpa) - The European aircraft, space and defence corporation EADS rechristened itself the Airbus Group Thursday, part of a restructuring that will also see it cut thousands of jobs. ...Full Article

BMW Primes Brazilian Plant to Produce 30,000 Cars Annually

Munich (dpa) - German manufacturer BMW, one of the world’s largest producer of upmarket cars, says its new Brazilian factory due to go on stream in 2014 will produce as ...Full Article

German Consumer Confidence Rises to Six-year High

Munich (dpa) - Consumer confidence in Germany has risen to a six-year high as shoppers in Europe’s biggest economy take comfort from their rising incomes and low inflation, the ...Full Article

Bavaria Vows Prosecution for any Publication of Hitler’s Mein Kampf

Berlin (dpa) - The German state of Bavaria announced Thursday that it will file criminal charges against anyone who tries to publish late dictator Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto Mein Kampf anywhere ...Full Article

Germany-based EADS Employees Protest Proposed Job Cuts

 Munich (dpa) - Over 20,000 Germany-based employees at European air and space company EADS protested at locations around the country on Thursday against proposed job cuts.    The IG Metall labour ...Full Article

Workplace Demands Driving Sales of Men’s Cosmetics

 Munich (dpa) - There was a time when a man’s entire cosmetics collection consisted of deodorant and soap. But now there’s a huge range of made-for-men anti-ageing creams, wrinkle creams ...Full Article

German Business Confidence Rebounds to 1-1/2-year High

Berlin (dpa) – German business confidence hit its highest level in more than one and half years in November, rebounding more strongly than forecast on expectations that Europe’s biggest ...Full Article