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Back-to-school-season makes summer a second Christmas season for US retailers
Back-to-school-season makes summer a second Christmas season for US retailers
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Back-to-school-season makes summer a second Christmas season for US retailers

US retailers are looking forward to another high-turnover back-to-school-season leading up to the start of the new school year. This time of the year plays an important role in the US and is regarded as the second-strongest sales driver after Christmas season.

The primal fear of “Profiling”
The primal fear of “Profiling”
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The primal fear of “Profiling”

Many people harbour an undefined fear of psychologists. Maybe it is the fear of someone being able to look inside them and know what they are thinking. And, let’s be honest: how many times didn’t you think: “Thank God nobody knows what I am thinking right now”? But that was in the past. Nowadays, Google, Facebook, Amazon et al. know quite well what we are thinking. Apparently even better than we do ourselves or the people close to us.

Germany remains Europe’s driving economic power
Germany remains Europe’s driving economic power
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Germany remains Europe’s driving economic power

Germany is not only the largest, but also one of the strongest economies in the Eurozone and the EU. This is reflected, among other things, in its stable economic growth. In 2017, Germany’s GDP increased by 2.2 per cent compared to the previous year, only slightly less than the total Eurozone growth of 2.4 per cent.

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The primal fear of “Profiling”
The primal fear of “Profiling”
iStock

The primal fear of “Profiling”

Many people harbour an undefined fear of psychologists. Maybe it is the fear of someone being able to look inside them and know what they are thinking. And, let’s be honest: how many times didn’t you think: “Thank God nobody knows what I am thinking right now”? But that was in the past. Nowadays, Google, Facebook, Amazon et al. know quite well what we are thinking. Apparently even better than we do ourselves or the people close to us.

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