November 7, 2008 |
Just a few months ago, every car that auto worker Thomas Ortloff expertly painted was one closer to the record number expected to roll off the Opel assembly lines this year. Vacation time seemed a laughable idea. But Ortloff and his colleagues have just wrapped up a long holiday they neither anticipated nor wanted. Amid a global financial panic and a sudden slump in demand, managers at this General Motors Corp.
August 23, 2005 |
It's been a dispiriting and, at times, titillating summer of scandal: Prostitutes on expense accounts, a home built for a lover on the Spanish coast, a bribe here, a kickback there, rich men wearing tans and sheepish grins, tabloid headlines, resignations and, every now and then, shame.
November 19, 2002 |
Germany's economy, Europe's largest, barely grew in the third quarter, data reported Monday show. And experts said there's little sign of improvement so far this quarter. That could force the European Central Bank to cut interest rates soon, some analysts said. The bank has been balking at making further cuts because of inflation worries in countries including Spain and Ireland. German gross domestic product rose 0.
November 23, 2001 |
Temple City (11-0) at Inglewood (9-2), 7:30 p.m.--Top-seeded Temple City will have its hands full in this game, which could easily pass for the Division X championship game. Inglewood, the division runner-up last season, lost twice in Ocean League games by a total of two points and that dropped them to third place, but this is no ordinary third-place team. A deceptive running attack and offensive line led by brothers Keith and Lawrence Jackson has utilized 12 ballcarriers and has gained nearly 4,000 yards.
July 21, 2001 |
With rising auto sales providing a rare glimmer of hope on Europe's gloomy economic horizon, Volkswagen sparked jubilation when it offered to hire 5,000 workers from among the long-term unemployed and pay them each 5,000 marks a month. Thousands from among Germany's nearly 3.85 million jobless--about 9% of the work force--flocked to company headquarters in Wolfsburg the next day to build a new minivan model for the equivalent monthly pay of about $2,270.
July 13, 2001 |
In fighting form as he heads into an election year, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Thursday trumpeted his accomplishments of the last three years in boosting Germany's international profile, transforming attitudes toward immigration and improving the economy--even if less dramatically than expected.