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Jobact provides a stage for the unemployed

ImageThe idea is unusual: using theater to get people out of unemployment. Sandra Schürmann, founder of Jobact, is doing just that. In her interview for DW, she explains how that works.


US economy logs better-than-expected growth

The US economy has grown further in the past few months, beating analysts' expectations. Third-quarter figures showed expansion was based on a smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending.


Vattenfall mulls exit from German lignite biz

Swedish utility Vattenfall has said it's planning to get rid of its lignite-powered plants and mining facilities in eastern Germany. Although profitable, the business prevents the firm from reducing CO2 emissions.


German publishers vs. Google

Newspapers find it difficult to make money online, and German publishers are no exception. They want Google to pay for displaying their articles. But the attempt has backfired.

Auto Industry

Audi, Porsche marques boost profit at VW

Europe's biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, has reported a strong rise in quarterly profits, buoyed by record sales of Audi and Porsche cars. Its core brand, however, continues to struggle.


Lufthansa cuts profit guidance on slowdown fears

Europe's biggest airline, Lufthansa, has lowered its 2015 profit outlook, blaming a cooling in the global economy and tough competition. For this year, the German flag carrier has kept its guidance.

Corporate Reports

Samsung profit drops on weak mobile sales

Samsung has seen its third-quarter net profit drop by almost half as its key smartphone business faltered. Apple's new iPhone6 and mounting competition from Chinese handset makers are blamed for the squeeze.


The perfect body: Victoria's Secret dubbed 'bodyshamers' over new lingerie campaign

American underwear label Victoria's Secret has come under fire over its latest poster campaign, advertising "The Perfect 'Body.'" A petition calling for an apology from the firm has drawn in over 4,100 signatures.


EU-brokered Russia-Ukraine gas talks succeed

With help from EU officials, Ukraine and Russia have finally inked a deal seeing Moscow resume gas supplies to its neighbor over the winter. Brussels said it guaranteed Kyiv's advance payments to Russian giant Gazprom.


Russia-Ukraine gas talks remain deadlocked

EU-hosted talks to resolve a gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine were broken off after Kyiv failed to prove it can pay for vital winter supplies. Moscow has now urged Brussels to provide necessary guarantees.


Fed ends bond buying, keeps rates low

The US Federal Reserve has ended its bond-buying program known as quantitative easing. The purchases were meant to stimulate a flagging economy that has since picked up.


Countries band together against tax evasion

Officials around the world are closing in on tax evaders with a cross-border data-sharing agreement aimed at reining in the amount of money people can hide in illegal offshore accounts.

Auto Industry

Fiat Chrysler earns more, says will spin off Ferrari

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to make its renowned Ferrari sports car brand into a standalone company. Word of the spinoff came as FCA said it had also returned to growth in the third quarter.


Strikes hit Air France-KLM profits

Air France-KLM has said long strike action by its pilots in September has seen the group's earnings nosedive in the third quarter. The airline feared the walkouts might also impact profits for the rest of the year.


Commentary: OECD tax agreement - a little more justice

For tax evaders, the risk of being uncovered has escalated. An agreement governing the international exchange of data will bring a little more justice, says DW's business editor Henrik Böhme.