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News Lab: Jeff Bezos Takes Washington Post into Digital Future

News Lab: Jeff Bezos Takes Washington Post into Digital Future

February 20, 2015, 01:14 PM

A spirit of enthusiasm has infused the office of the once troubled Washington Post following its purchase in August by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He is turning the newspaper into a laboratory for the digital future. Can he save a sick industry? By Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]


Draghi's Dangerous Bet: The Perils of a Weak Euro

Draghi's Dangerous Bet: The Perils of a Weak Euro

January 28, 2015, 11:08 AM

The recent decision by the European Central Bank to open the monetary floodgates has weakened the euro and is boosting the German economy. But the move increases the threat of turbulence on the financial markets and could trigger a currency war. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Free Trade Faults: Europeans Fear Wave of Litigation from US Firms

Free Trade Faults: Europeans Fear Wave of Litigation from US Firms

January 26, 2015, 04:22 PM

With broad public resistance and a European Parliament majority against it, EU officials are rethinking their positions on the proposed free-trade agreement with Washington. Many fear investor protection rules will wreak havoc on national laws. By Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

'We Were Arrogant': Interview with New York Times Editor Baquet

'We Were Arrogant': Interview with New York Times Editor Baquet

January 23, 2015, 06:06 PM

Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, is unusually self-critical. In an interview, he admits that it pained him to see Edward Snowden give his story to others and explains why his paper chose not to run Charlie Hebdo caricatures of Muhammad. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Terror Expert Louise Shelley: 'Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation'

Terror Expert Louise Shelley: 'Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation'

January 06, 2015, 03:09 PM

Where does Islamic State get its money? In an interview, terrorism expert Louise Shelley says it operates like a run-of-the-mill crime syndicate in which ideology takes a back seat to money making. Interview Conducted by Markus Dettmer and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Operation Helicopter: Could Free Money Help the Euro Zone?

Operation Helicopter: Could Free Money Help the Euro Zone?

January 06, 2015, 12:22 PM

Fears that the euro zone is heading for deflation refuse to abate. Now, many economists are demanding that the European Central Bank hand out money to consumers to stimulate the economy. But would it work? By Anne Seith more... Comment ]

Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

November 20, 2014, 11:58 AM

A new cluster of start-ups in Germany is seeking to exploit the digital revolution that is gripping the medical sector. In the future, we are likely to use apps that can measure our heartbeat or analyze potential skin conditions to augment normal healthcare. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]

World Cup 2022: Confusion Surrounds Blatter Comments on Qatar

World Cup 2022: Confusion Surrounds Blatter Comments on Qatar

November 11, 2014, 05:24 PM

Sources allege that FIFA President Joseph Blatter, at a dinner in Oslo, questioned whether Qatar would ultimately host the 2022 World Cup as planned. But did he? By Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Monetary Fallacy? Deep Divisions Emerge over ECB Quantitative Easing Plans

Monetary Fallacy? Deep Divisions Emerge over ECB Quantitative Easing Plans

November 03, 2014, 01:38 PM

To prevent dangerous deflation, the ECB is discussing a massive program to purchase government bonds. Monetary watchdogs are divided over the measure, with some alleging that central bankers are being held hostage by politicians. By Anne Seith more... Comment ]

The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails

The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails

October 23, 2014, 04:51 PM

Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself? By Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

EU Banking Stress Tests: 'Far-Reaching Reforms Are Needed'

EU Banking Stress Tests: 'Far-Reaching Reforms Are Needed'

October 23, 2014, 04:48 PM

On Sunday, Europe will release the results of its banking stress tests. In an interview, former PIMCO head Mohamed El-Erian speaks with SPIEGEL about what to expect and how Europe's core countries are failing to adequately confront a flagging economy. Interview Conducted by Martin Hesse more... Comment ]