Person of the day
Art collector Erika Hoffmann-Koenige donated her trove of 1,200 contemporary works to Dresden's renowned public art museums, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen. Ms. Hoffmann-Koenige and her husband, the late Rolf Hoffmann, began assembling their treasures in the 1960s. Source:
Andy Warhol, Rolf and Erika Hoffmann, Van Laack, Sammlung Hoffmann
Graphic of the day
That sinking feeling
Dieselgate and the German supreme court's decision to allow municipal diesel-vehicle bans have sideswiped the used-car market. The January uptick was purely statistical, as maturing four-year-old vehicles were replaced by slightly younger ones.
Animal of the day
Biting the dust
A curious marten, a relative of the common weasel, gnawed into electricity mains in Saarbrücken, causing a power outage in parts of the southwestern city. Police were notified as bank customers were briefly trapped in a local branch. The furry intruder didn't live to tell the tale. Source:
Quote of the day
At a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, representatives of the country's most influential business federations aired their displeasure at the lack of corporate tax reforms by Germany's incoming government.