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Mercedes-Benz sells significantly more cars
Companies

Mercedes-Benz sells significantly more cars

Mercedes-Benz sold more than half a million cars in the second quarter. Demand is robust, incoming orders are high – but the shortage of chips is causing problems for the Stuttgart-based company. Dhe production downtime due to the semiconductor shortage hindered the recovery of sales at Mercedes-Benz from the Corona crisis in the second quarter. Despite robust global demand and high incoming orders, sales were significantly limited by the global delivery bottleneck, especially in June, the car company said on Tuesday. This will also have an impact on sales in the second half of the year. From April to June, the brand with the star delivered 581,201 units, 27 percent more than in the same quarter of the previous year. At that time, sales had fallen by 20 percent due to the product...
Minister Altmaier wants more spruce trees to be felled
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Minister Altmaier wants more spruce trees to be felled

Minister of Economic Affairs Altmaier sees crisis developments in industry and trade due to the wood bottlenecks. Therefore, he wants to remove restrictions on the felling of spruce trees. Bundesirable economics minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) wants to counteract the drastic price increase and delivery bottlenecks for construction timber. To this end, he suggests that more healthy spruce be felled in Germany. The currently applicable restriction on the felling of spruce should be reversed “as soon as possible”, it says in a paper on this. Altmaier is pushing for an agreement with the responsible ministries during this legislative period.He further suggests that it makes sense to waive contractual penalties if the scarcity of raw materials is the cause of delayed performance. The pa...
Online order in the Kleinmarkthalle
Middle class

Online order in the Kleinmarkthalle

Even in the traditional Frankfurt market hall, dealers are relying more on delivery services. It’s only partially worth it. If the providers’ drivers are also used, the services want to see money. GEverything went well for a year. In March 2019, Anna Satvary opened the Else Kalbskopp butcher’s shop in Frankfurt’s Kleinmarkthalle. More than 60 locals and tourists came to the stand next to the entrance on Hasengasse every day to fortify themselves with beef sausage or to buy organic meat. But then Corona came, the first lockdown lasted a few weeks, the second lockdown for several months. It is true that you can now shop again in the Kleinmarkthalle, with mask and distance, but the number of customers is still low and has not recovered to this day, as Anna Satvary says.The butcher ...
Cars have to stay outside
Middle class

Cars have to stay outside

Vehicles are said to be disappearing from inner cities more and more often. A good idea? In any case, it contains explosives. What is missing in many places is a concept. In Hamburg’s Ottensen district two years ago, the passage was over. Cars were barely allowed to drive through the center. Because some streets became a pedestrian zone in September 2019, although cyclists were allowed to pass by at walking pace and there were exceptions for drivers. For six months, the “Ottensen Makes Space” project showed where many cities in Germany want to go: stop for cars, give way for non-motorized traffic, fewer parking spaces and more space in public space.With the corona pandemic, the change in the city center is accelerating even more. Even beforehand, shopkeepers worried that fewer ...