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July 29, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
German Union to Fight BMW Non-Union U.S. Plant: Germany's huge metalworkers' union said it will fight BMW's plan to build a new auto factory in South Carolina without union representation for the workers. IG Metall, which claims that its 3.6 million members make it the biggest union in the Western world, accused BMW of deciding to build in the United States on political rather than economic grounds, to the detriment of Germany's industrial base. It said it would cooperate with the U.S.
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July 29, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
German Union to Fight BMW Non-Union U.S. Plant: Germany's huge metalworkers' union said it will fight BMW's plan to build a new auto factory in South Carolina without union representation for the workers. IG Metall, which claims that its 3.6 million members make it the biggest union in the Western world, accused BMW of deciding to build in the United States on political rather than economic grounds, to the detriment of Germany's industrial base. It said it would cooperate with the U.S.
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NEWS
August 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
Unions and political parties today demanded a vote on German unity as early as this week and said East Germany's worried people and dying economy can only be helped by quickly dissolving the nation. The Social Democrats, the second-biggest party in both German states, said they may seek to have East Germany's Parliament vote Wednesday to unite with West Germany this month.
NEWS
August 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
Unions and political parties today demanded a vote on German unity as early as this week and said East Germany's worried people and dying economy can only be helped by quickly dissolving the nation. The Social Democrats, the second-biggest party in both German states, said they may seek to have East Germany's Parliament vote Wednesday to unite with West Germany this month.
OPINION
July 1, 1990 | Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition" (Houghton Mifflin)
Last year it was the Wall; last month it was Checkpoint Charlie; this week it is the East German mark. One by one, the signs of German division are falling. This time last year, German reunification was a dream; now, it is becoming a reality. Berlin changes from day to day. East German border guards are polite. East and West, much of the city has become a vast flea market as Easterners invest hard-earned Western currency in boom boxes and cassette tapes.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Deutsche Bank, the world's biggest bank, said Tuesday it was holding talks with rival Dresdner Bank amid reports it is seeking a merger to create a banking colossus with more than $1.2 trillion in assets. A deal between the two banks would create an institution even larger than the planned merger involving Japanese giants Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Fuji Bank and Industrial Bank of Japan. Those companies agreed in August to combine by 2005 to create a bank with just over $1 trillion in assets.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2002 | JEFFREY FLEISHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Battered and bleak, European stock markets are among the world's worst performers this year, and few analysts see much hope of a sustained turnaround soon. The view across Europe's economic landscape is sobering. A Mideast war looms. Consumer confidence has plunged. Technology stocks have suffered even bigger losses than U.S. tech shares. Telecommunications companies need multibillion-dollar bailouts.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2001 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Mexico's President Vicente Fox met recently in Detroit with United Auto Workers President Stephen P. Yokich and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa to discuss how to raise wage levels for Mexican workers. The talks were serious, not a mere public relations gesture. Fox and the U.S. unions share a common need to see Mexican wages and living standards rise. Mexico can't afford to rely on low-cost labor as a competitive advantage, and the U.S. unions, as well as the U.S.
OPINION
July 1, 1990 | Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition" (Houghton Mifflin)
Last year it was the Wall; last month it was Checkpoint Charlie; this week it is the East German mark. One by one, the signs of German division are falling. This time last year, German reunification was a dream; now, it is becoming a reality. Berlin changes from day to day. East German border guards are polite. East and West, much of the city has become a vast flea market as Easterners invest hard-earned Western currency in boom boxes and cassette tapes.
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