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The Next U.S. Crude Export Surge May Start at a Lonely Gulf Buoy

(Bloomberg) A 1,000-foot ship will likely pull up to a buoy floating in the Gulf of Mexico next year, hook up its hoses and usher the U.S. into a new era as a major oil exporter. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, which ...

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And yet, America

A transatlantic manifesto in times of Donald Trump - A German perspective

http://trotzdem-amerika.de

 

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Daimler to invest $1 billion in Alabama plant, create over 600 jobs

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Daimler (DAIGn.DE) said it will invest $1 billion to expand its U.S.-based Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama to start building electric sport-utility vehicles there from about 2020.

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hillalliance CEO Florian Hill talks about value-based leadership at the Aspen Institute Germany in Berlin

(Aspen Institute Germany) Florian Hill offered insights into moral questions and discussed with us the connection between personal strength and value-based leadership. As part of the Leadership Alumni-Program, the Aspen ...

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Thyssenkrupp plans jobs cuts of up to 2,500

(MarketWatch) - Germany's Thyssenkrupp AG (TKA.XE) said Tuesday it plans to cut 2,000 to 2,500 administrative jobs, or about 11% to 14% of its administrative headcount, as it sets out to lower administrative costs by 400 million euros ...

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Euro logs best quarter against the dollar since 2010

(FT) Growing signs that the European Central Bank could put an end to an era of easy money by raising interest rates helped power the euro to its best quarter in nearly seven years.

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RPT-Germany's Lidl prepares to enter U.S. supermarket wars

(Reuters)  German discount supermarket chain Lidl is set to open its first set of U.S. stores this summer, raising the stakes for American grocery chain operators who have been caught in an intense price war. Lidl said in ...

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Bill Signed by President Trump Gives EPA’s WIFIA Program Additional Help to Meet Communities’ Water Infrastructure Needs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received an additional $8 million for credit subsidy in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 which ...

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Heckler & Koch to Expand in Columbus, Georgia

(HK-USA) COLUMBUS, GA – Heckler & Koch, a manufacturer of firearms and accessories, will invest multimillion to expand its existing operations in Columbus, Georgia. The new 50,000 square-foot facility in the Corporate Ridge ...

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hillalliance LLC at Hannover Messe - Transatlantic Forum

In 2016, the United States was the Hannover Messe's Partner Country for the first time in the history of the fair. More than 450 U.S. exhibitors came to Hannover. In order to maintain the momentum and continue a close transatlantic ...

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NEW: hillalliance LLC, Berlin Representative Office

The Berlin Representative Office serves to showcase the activities of hillalliance LLC in the capital and is dedicated to supporting international political dialog.

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On the up: German business morale brightest in nearly six years

(Reuters) German business morale hit its highest level in nearly six years in March, suggesting company executives in Europe's largest economy are brushing off concerns about the threat of rising protectionism and Germany's own election ...

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Paulaner USA to Launch Fürstenberg Beer on Draft in March

Littleton, CO — Paulaner USA, the U.S. importer of the legendary Paulaner Brewery portfolio adds Fürstenberg Beer to its premium line of brands in the U.S. The launch capitalizes on recent marketing research indicating that craft ...

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Record Profit Continues For German American

Jasper-based German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC) is reporting record full-year net income of $35.2 million in 2016, up from $30.1 million the previous year. The earnings represent the seventh consecutive year the bank has hit a record.

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German company closer to bringing new jobs, investment to Auburn

(The Auburn Plainsman ) A German company establishing its first U.S. manufacturing location in Auburn will bring new jobs and a multimillion-dollar capital investment to the city beginning next year.

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German business climate hits two-and-a-half year high in October

(reuter) German business morale improved unexpectedly in October, hitting its highest level in 2-1/2 years, suggesting company executives have become more optimistic about growth prospects for Europe's largest economy.

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German Official Says Trans-Atlantic Trade Pact Negotiations Have failed

(marketwatch.com) Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel warned that negotiations to build a vast trans-Atlantic free-trade zone have failed, casting fresh doubt on a sweeping deal that has faced growing criticism as ...

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VW Could Agree U.S. Large-Car Diesel Emissions Settlement by October

(reuters.com) Volkswagen AG could reach a "final" settlement with U.S. authorities as early as October over its large-engine diesel cars found to have cheated emissions tests in a global scandal, the sales chief of its premium Audi ...

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German Carmakers Led by BMW Train their Sights on Tesla

(ft.com) A woman crosses a parking lot fitted with two battery charging stations scrubbed of their Tesla Motors’ logos. “You can put your name on a list, and wait,” says the television advertisement, called Wait or Drive. “You ...

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Brussels Briefing: Transatlantic Trade Deal is 'Priority' for the United States

(independent.ie) The proposed agreements could offer new market opportunities for Irish agri-food products. But critics say they will lead to the lowering of health, social and environmental standards in the EU, and hand corporations ...

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A German Soccer Star’s Furniture Company Kicks Into Dallas With High-Tech Fabrics

(papercitymag.com) Last month, Germany-based furniture company Dedon opened its first Dallas showroom in Dallas Design District. A Houston location opens in late July, as part of a national rollout that includes Boston, Chicago and ...

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Allison+Partners Latest Agency to Enter German Market with Tech Acquisition

(prweek.com) Global PR firm Allison+Partners has joined other global networks increasing their German presence in recent months, with the acquisition of tech-focused Berlin and Munich agency Higher Ground Communications.

It ...

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Germany and the U.S. Have Different Ideas About Energy

(bloomberg.com) The share of Germany's electricity generated from renewable sources has tripled during the past decade, to 30.1 percent. That's impressive, especially when compared with what has happened in the U.S.


On the ...

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Adidas to Return Mass Shoe Production to Germany in 2017

(reuters.com) Adidas will launch mass production of running shoes at a German factory operated largely by robots next year and plans to open a similar plant in the United States next year, the company said on Tuesday.

Founded by ...

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Siemens Partners with U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command HQs in Germany to Save Energy, Cut Costs

(businesswire.com) Siemens has received another Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to help the U.S. Government save energy and lower its associated costs, the first Siemens’ ESPC with a U.S. military facility outside the ...

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Hugo Boss Promotes Finance Chief to Lead Clothier’s Revival

(bloomberg.com) Hugo Boss AG promoted its finance chief to lead a turnaround effort at the embattled German fashion house.
Mark Langer will become both chief executive officer and chairman of the managing board, Metzingen, ...

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Bayer Explores $40bn Bid for Monsanto

(ft.com) Bayer, the €79bn German chemicals and drugs company, is exploring a bid to buy US agribusiness Monsanto for more than $40bn in what would be the latest consolidation of the world’s providers of seeds and crop chemicals to ...

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German companies seek to break America

(WirtschaftsWoche )“Buy made in America!” Obama could not resist a cheeky dig at Angela Merkel, speaking Sunday (24 April) at the Hannover Messe. The German chancellor opened the trade fair, which will promote business opportunities ...

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hillalliance at Hannover Messe 2016: Partner Country USA

HANNOVER MESSE is the largest industrial trade show in the world and a proven platform for initiating and furthering worldwide business opportunities. In 2015, exhibitors from across the world introduced their innovations in areas such ...

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SMA Acquires Stake in U.S. Firm Tigo Energy

(pv-magazine.com) Germany’s SMA Solar Technology AG will acquire a 27% stake in the Los Gatos, California-based Tigo Energy, Inc., in a $20 million capital increase deal.
As part of the agreement, SMA has secured for 30 months ...

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Wirecard CEO Eyes Expansion into U.S. Market in Next 12-16 Months

(reuters.com) German payments processor Wirecard AG is looking to expand into the U.S. market over the next 12 to 16 months either through organic business development or through possible merger and acquisition deals, its chief ...

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Germany's Economic Advisors Revise Down 2016 Growth Forecast

(reuters.com) The German government's panel of economic advisers on Wednesday slightly revised down their growth forecast for 2016, saying global economic uncertainties will marginally weigh down trade.
The advisors said they expect ...

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NYSE Owner ICE May Gatecrash Deutsche Boerse-LSE Merger

(reuters.com) New York Stock Exchange owner ICE (ICE.N) said it may make a rival bid for London Stock Exchange (LSE.L), raising the prospect of a takeover battle with Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) and lifting LSE shares to a record high on ...

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Wincor Nixdorf Management Backs Takeover Offer by Diebold

(reuters.com) Wincor Nixdorf said its management and supervisory board recommended that the German automated teller machine maker's shareholders accept a takeover offer by U.S. rival Diebold.
"The Board of Directors and Supervisory ...

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Adidas Catches Nike in Valuation Race Ahead of CEO Entry

(bloomberg.com) Adidas AG is sitting second in a market-share battle with Nike Inc., though the imminent arrival of a highly-regarded chief executive has enabled the German sporting-goods maker to catch up with its main competitor in ...

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Germany's RWE Invests in Orange County Clean Tech Firm, KnGrid

(prnewswire.com) Today KnGrid, a leader in the effort to make it easy for consumers to shift from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy starting with the electric car and RWE New Ventures LLC, Californian daughter of German Utility ...

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Volkswagen to Offer Generous Compensation for U.S. Customers

(reuters.com) Volkswagen will offer generous compensation packages to the roughly 600,000 U.S. owners of diesel vehicles whose emissions are over the legal limit, the head of its claims fund told a German paper.
The German car maker ...

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Sonnen Leverages Rooftop Solar, Financing Partners to Sell Storage Systems in U.S.

(utilitydive.com) Sonnen is trying to steal a march on Tesla. The German energy storage company has already built a U.S. distribution network of more than 30 local solar installation companies, and plans to grow that network to 100 ...

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Aptar Acquisition Targets Pharma, Emerging Markets

(plasticsnews.com) AptarGroup Inc. said Jan. 25 it is buying German packaging maker Mega Airless for about 200 million euros ($218 million), to help it expand in pharmaceutical markets and in Latin American and Asian countries where use ...

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VW names Hinrich Woebcken head of North America

(marketwatch.com) Volkswagen AG has appointed Hinrich Woebcken to head its North American business, filling the post at a critical time for the auto maker in the U.S.
Mr. Woebcken will take up his duties in April. Mr. Woebcken ...

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Obama Will Attend Industrial Technology Trade Fair in Germany

(washingtonpost.com) President Obama will head to Hanover, Germany, in late April to attend a trade fair, part of the administration’s push to secure a European trade deal before he leaves office, the White House announced ...

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'Das Auto' No More: Volkswagen Plans Image Offensive

(reuters.com) Scarred by a public relations thrashing over its "Dieselgate" scandal, Volkswagen is planning an image offensive, and its "Das Auto" global advertising slogan is an early casualty.
Launched in 2007 under ousted boss ...

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IBM Makes Munich its Global Center for Industrial Internet Push

(reuters.com) IBM will make Munich the global headquarters for its push to build out the industrial Internet, capitalizing on a critical mass of automotive, electronics, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing companies centered in ...

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Hugo Boss to Restrict New Stores to Top Global Cities

(reuters.com) German fashion house Hugo Boss said Chinese and U.S. markets will remain challenging in 2016 and it will restrict new store openings to top global locations as it expands its more profitable online business.
After ...

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Largest Germany Trade Union Opening Office with UAW

(sltrib.com) Germany's largest trade union is opening a joint office with the United Auto Workers in Tennessee to promote labor issues at German automakers and suppliers in the southern United States.
Frankfurt-based IG Metall ...

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Meet the hillalliance at the German American Conference at Harvard University

The 8th annual German American Conference will delve into the most pressing issues in the transatlantic relationship and take the pulse of this critical partnership. With more than thirty speakers and seven hundred participants from ...

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CEO Florian Hill speaks at TEDx HLL in Leipzig, Germany

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and ...

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Meet the hillalliance at WEFTEC® in Chicago

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the biggest meeting of its kind in North America and offers thousands of water quality professionals from around the world the best water ...

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Meet the hillalliance at Industrial Market Outlook 2016

Industrial Info is pleased to be returning to Jersey City, New Jersey, for our annual Industrial Market Outlook and Networking Event! Industrial Info is currently tracking 8,500 capital and maintenance projects worth $530 billion that ...

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Meet the hillalliance at the East Coast Industry Forum

More than 1,500 German companies chose to locate in the North Eastern United States – a vibrant region for business and transatlantic trade which generates over 23 percent of GDP. The East Coast German American Industry Forum offers a ...

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German E.ON Supports U.S. Clean Power Plan

(energyandcapital.com) President Obama's Clean Power Plan aims to cut emissions in the U.S. by encouraging the use of more renewable energy sources. This will be a major boost to many U.S. solar and wind companies, as well as nuclear ...

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Euro Falls as Factory Data Show Region’s Divergence From U.S.

(bloomberg.com) The euro declined as reports suggested the region’s economic recovery is losing momentum as the Federal Reserve moves toward raising rates in the U.S.. Europe’s single currency weakened versus most of its 16 major ...

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Adidas is Taking a New Shot at the U.S. Market

(businessinsider.com) Frankfurt (AFP) - NBA star James Harden will soon be dribbling the ball with Adidas sneakers on his feet as the German sportswear maker hopes to retake US market share from basketball giant Nike and number two ...

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SolarWorld Bets Big on U.S.

(pv-magazine.com) CEO Frank Asbeck's restructuring seems to have succeeded but his company is heavily dependent on the U.S. market. $676m lawsuit could still bite resurgent German PERC manufacturer. The extent of German manufacturer ...

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Wasserhund Brewery Brings German Lagers to Virginia Beach

Behind every good beer, there’s a story. The Wasserhund Brewing Company story starts in a small apartment in Northern Virginia, travels to Germany and lands in Virginia Beach at Hilltop. On a mid-July afternoon, Aaron Holley, his ...

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On Clean Energy, the U.S. Should Be More German

(bloomberg.com) For all the noise and debate that President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan has generated, it's actually pretty timid. If the U.S. wants to push the world toward a broader acceptance of cleaner energy, it should consider ...

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McDonald’s is Going to Line the German Autobahn with More than 100 New Restaurants

(qz.com) It was another disappointing quarter for McDonald’s. Global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months fell 0.7%; in the US, they fell 2%. Both were worse than expected. But sales in Europe were up 1.2%, largely thanks to ...

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Germany Said to Rule Out Buying Stake in Takeover Target K+S

(bloomberg.com) The German government isn’t planning to purchase a stake in potash supplier K+S AG to help block Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc.’s 7.8 billion-euro ($8.6 billion) takeover offer, a person familiar with the matter ...

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German Chemical Sector ups Outlook on Strong Dollar

(reuters.com) German chemicals trade group VCI on Wednesday lifted its 2015 forecast for industry revenue growth to 0.5 percent, helped by a strong dollar boosting the value of overseas sales. VCI had previously expected industry sales ...

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German Software Firm ITyX Solutions Opens First U.S. Office in Orlando, FL

(orlandosentinel.com) Germany-based company that specializes in artificial intelligence email and text recognition software is opening its first U.S. office in downtown Orlando. ITyX Solutions, based in Cologne, plans to create 15 new ...

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