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Source: DW

Angela Merkel aims to ward off diesel car ban in Germany

Today 15:26 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned it would be "disproportionate" to ban diesel cars in cities where limits on nitrogen emissions are only being marginally exceeded.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Merkel said diesel car owners should not bear the costs of having their older diesel engines retrofitted with catalytic converters, which would reduce the amount of nitrogen emissions cars produce.

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Source: Washington Post

How a boutique owner managed to take control of her bursting closet

Sunday 08:04 GMT

As the owner of Hampden Clothing, an upscale women’s boutique in Charleston, S.C., and the shop’s head buyer, Smallwood travels regularly to Paris, New York, Milan and London, where she buys the most up-to-date stylish clothing and accessories to sell in her store, as well as for herself.

Take shoes, for example: Women often keep dressy shoes in their bedroom closet, boots in a coat closet and everyday shoes in a mudroom.

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Source: Common Domain

Pet owners will spend nearly half a billion dollars on animal costumes this Halloween

Sunday 12:39 GMT

More than 30 million people will spend an estimated $480 million treating their pets to costumes this Halloween, more than double the $220 million spend on pet Halloween costumes in 2010 when the National Retail Federation began tracking pet costumes.

Don’t miss: Therapy dogs are the latest perk companies are using to soothe stressed-out workers. The National Retail Federation says Americans will spend $9 billion celebrating Halloween this year, slightly lower than $9.1 billion last year, on costumes, cards and decorations.


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