Feud of the day
Tim Wiese, the former German soccer player, likes fast, expensive cars. And he also likes to tangle with folks. After parking his Lamborghini in a handicap slot and blocking the way, he got into a tussle with a 91-year-old. "The grandpa shouldn't get so worked up," Mr. Wiese told the Bild newspaper. "I didn't push him. I just grabbed him by the arm to calm him down." Source:
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Friend of the day
Jobs for the boys
When he was economics minister, Sigmar Gabriel lobbied hard for the planned Franco-German rail tie-up between Siemens and Alstom. Now the former vice-chancellor has been rewarded with a seat as an independent director on the joint venture's board. His political contacts will certainly come in handy. Source:
Quote of the day
Cowtowing to business
Speaking to parliamentarians on Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said work on artificial intelligence can only progress if the technology has largely unrestricted access to huge amounts of data.
Graphic of the day
Keeping up with the Dow Joneses
Investors know where they get the most bang for their buck. It's still America but China is moving up the rankings fast.