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Short and Sharp: In an uncertain world, German voters value continuity and stability



The German economy seems to be going from strength to strength. Unemployment has fallen to just 3.8%, consumer confidence is encouragingly positive, and the Ifo business confidence index is close to record highs. Perhaps it is no wonder that Angela Merkel is likely to win a fourth term as German…

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Tips from a mileage junkie: Check your retirement readiness scoreboard



Working on my third coffee, I was anxious to board my flight. I kept an eye on the clock while watching the list of standby passengers mushroom. Growing impatient, I fixated on updates to the flight status. I just wanted to get buckled in and on my way. Of course, I couldn’t complain too loudly.…

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