Graph of the day
Germany's famed autobahn is turning into the country's biggest parking lot. Last year, the ADAC auto club recorded 723,000 traffic jams, a 4-percent increase from 2016, totaling more than 1,448,000 kilometers, which were up 5 percent. That's nearly 4,000 kilometers of serious highway congestion per day. Still interested in a Porsche?
Quote of the day
Exemplary health care
The chief lobbyist for German employers doesn't want a new government to tinker with a health system he views as one of the best in the world. However, the center-left Social Democrats, in talks with acting Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives about forming a new government, would like to change what they view as a two-class system.
Image of the day
Snow carpet for Trump
President Donald Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday morning to promote his "America First" agenda to the global elites assembled there. Before leaving Washington, he said he intended "to tell the world how great America is and is doing" and how the US economy is "now booming and with all I am doing, will only get better." Source:
Person of the day
The body language of disappointment: German tennis pro Angelique Kerber lost to Romania's Simona Halep in a grueling three-set semifinal match at the Australian Open. The match, between two top defenders capable of deflecting their opponent's best shots, made for thrilling viewing. Source: