Photo of the Day
No other car defined East Germany more than the Trabant. Were it still made, it would turn 50 today. Thanks to its oily two-stroke motor, the car is remembered fondly but not always missed. Source:
Chart of the Day
Consolidation has left Europe with only three major airlines. Frankfurt-based Deutsche Lufthansa is the largest but its two biggest rivals aren't far behind. Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is a distant fourth, which is little surprise if you've suffered through one of their flights.
Person of the Day
Deutsche Bank chief governance officer Florian Drinhausen will become the bank's chief counsel on January 1. The lender cleared some major legal hurdles recently, including a $7.2 billion settlement with the US for peddling toxic mortgages, giving him a mostly clean slate. Source:
Quote of the Day
The environmental Green Party is signaling a willingness to compromise in talks with three other parties to form Germany's next government. As the only left-leaning party in the talks, it says the others are not interested in finding a middle ground.