July 24, 2000 |
When people talk about Einsturzende Neubauten's pipes, they don't mean the same thing they do when they talk about, say, Whitney Houston's pipes. In the case of the legendary German band, they really mean pipes--the thin metal ones they tap for percussion, the big black tube that's bowed and strung with a wire. These were just part of the arsenal when Einsturzende played at the Palace on Friday, part of a tour marking its 20th anniversary.
February 13, 2000 |
Stock prices are rising in Germany as middle-class Germans, anxious about saving for retirement, get the stockholding habit and foreign pension funds from the United States and other countries pour money into shares of German companies. Stocks of such major companies as Siemens, SAP and Deutsche Telekom have risen more than 100% in the last year.
September 12, 1998 |
With its announcement Friday of a $12-million Private Relief Fund, automotive giant Volkswagen became the first German company to accept a moral obligation to compensate Nazi-era slave laborers. VW, Europe's biggest car maker, cast its decision as a voluntary humanitarian gesture rather than a legal obligation, saying it was "morally called upon" to redress the wrongs of the company's World War II forerunner.
April 12, 1998 |
They're still talking about it. The roof-raising ceremony for Motorola's new $110-million cellular-telephone factory in Germany a few months back was one of a kind. "The sound systems were two stories tall. They were going till 5 in the morning," said Motorola country manager Norbert Quinkert, his pride at the successful bash mingled with a touch of mortification at the volume of the hooting and hollering.
November 5, 1997 |
Two of Germany's oldest industrial titans--Thyssen and Fried. Krupp steel and engineering groups--said Tuesday that they plan to merge, ending more than a century of intense rivalry. The companies, created by 19th century industrial barons from the Thyssen and Krupp families, built the weapons for Adolf Hitler's armies and later helped fuel West Germany's postwar recovery. If completed, the merger would create Germany's fifth-largest company, with sales of $34.7 billion.
January 10, 1995 |
Come the greening of America, householders in cities like Los Angeles may be able to buy refrigerators that don't use Freon, one of a family of cooling compounds long standard in U.S. models that work their way into the atmosphere and damage Earth's protective ozone layer.