Germany’s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles
BERLIN — Germany’s Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an internal investigation has revealed “unexplained inconsistencies” in the carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 of its vehicles — a development it said could cost the company another 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion). The investigation [&h[...]
Bayer of a deal: Merck selling its OTC business
Germany's Bayer plans to buy Merck & Co.'s consumer health business, creating a combined medicine cabinet of household names from Bayer's aspirin to Merck's Claritin allergy pills.
Nonprofit recruits international visitors for culmination of Star-Spangled 200
The British are coming, the British are coming! And they might be joined by the Norwegians, the Portuguese, the Serbs — or dozens of other potential visitors.
Hagerstown mayor: War good for urban renewal
HAGERSTOWN — Hagerstown Mayor David Gysberts told visiting German students he sometimes wishes his city had a war to clear out old buildings. A video posted by The Herald-Mail shows the students from Wesel, Germany reacted Tuesday with startled laughter. Gysberts is a high school guidance counselor who was elected to his first term in […]
Do your homework before offering a business gift abroad
Although gift giving plays a very small role in doing business in the U.S., it can take on a lot of relevance in other countries.
5 Naval Academy midshipmen to attempt flight
ANNAPOLIS — Before five U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen spend the rest of their careers on water, they’ll be trying to avoid it at all costs. Five first class mids built a human-powered flying machine for the Red Bull Flugtag in Philadelphia. The Sept. 15 event features 34 teams competing in front of 70,000 people at […]
Survey finds U.S. competitive ranking down again
LONDON — The United States’ ability to compete on the global stage has fallen for the fourth year running as confidence in the country’s politicians continues to decline, an annual survey from the World Economic Forum found Wednesday. Even though the world’s largest economy saw its overall competitiveness rise on the back of its status […]
Bethesda-based attorney focuses on construction law, here and in Germany
Some call William K. Wilburn an attorney; others, a Rechtsanwalt. Those who call him the latter are likely among the German clients that make up about 30 percent of Wilburn’s clientele. While Wilburn’s Bethesda practice, WKWilburn, deals mostly in construction law with companies in the United States, the firm also has a significant international practice. […]
Editorial: A good flight path for BWI
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport added new meaning to two of the key words in its lengthy moniker last week. And that was good news for the flying public. On July 2, Condor Airlines began service from BWI to Frankfurt Airport in Germany, a major European hub, adding to BWI’s international offerings. Condor, a subsidiary […]
Two days of the Condor begins at BWI Airport
For less than $500, your next craving for authentic German bratwurst and a pint of hefeweizen could be satisfied in about eight hours. Frankfurt, Germany-based Condor Airlines began flights to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Monday, giving BWI travelers direct access to Frankfurt Airport, a major European hub. The airline, which caters to vacationers, is […]
Ferdinand Porsche, sports car designer, dies at 76
FRANKFURT, Germany — Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the design chief credited with the classic 911 sports car and grandson of the automaker’s founder, has died at age 76. Carmaker Porsche AG said Porsche died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. No cause was provided. Porsche, known as F.A. to his colleagues, was head of the Porsche design studio […]
German court rejects Motorola bid to block iPhone
BERLIN — A German court has rejected Motorola’s attempt to have Apple Inc. withdraw several iPhone and iPad models from its German internet store in an ongoing legal battle over patents between the two phone giants. The Karlsruhe state court on Monday overturned a lower court’s injunction, saying that Apple has now made Motorola a […]