Thursday, April 27, 2017

U.S. Car Market Posts Record Sales for 2016

January 30, 2017 by  
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Due to good sales figures in December, the U.S. car market has managed another year of record sales. High demand for SUVs and pickup trucks led to a surprisingly strong year-end closing, as the manufacturers’ final figures showed. In Germany, too, car sales were buzzing in 2016 — and despite Volkswagen’s emission scandal, a lot […]

7th Annual Kristkindlmarkt in Peoria, IL

November 19, 2016 by  
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Kristkindlmarkts or German Christmas Markets are centuries old traditions beginning in the 15th Century. They are typically an outdoor street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. Originally the market was held to bring church-goers together to share homemade Christmas crafts such as nutcrackers, tree ornaments, toys, and more. […]

European stock markets close up sharply

March 11, 2016 by  
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March 12, 2016 European shares bounced back on Friday, with a recovery in metal and oil prices boosting commodities and the ECB’s expanded cheap funding plan supporting lenders particularly in the eurozone periphery. “The recovery in market sentiment suggests markets may be coming round to a positive view [on the ECB’s move], with the ugly […]