German retailers expect Christmas sales to top 90 billion euros this year - a record sum. The season is off to a good start, boosted by the vigorous growth of online sales.
A necklace for sale on singer Shakira's website resembles the Black Sun symbol used by the SS. The emblem is still popular amongst modern neo-Nazis.
The amount of US retail space lost in 2018 is expected to beat the record set last year. But the demise of Toys R Us, and the shutdown of a third of Sears stores, is down to more than the dominance of online shopping.
Digitalization and e-commerce have created a whole new wave of entrepreneurship and women are part of the revolution. A new initiative for female entrepreneurs aims to provide them with the necessary digital training.
A woman has caused considerable damage to a gas station in the city of Bochum after driving a car into its sales area. But she and a toddler were rescued uninjured.
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