The squeeze on incomes for the 99% comes as the flow of euro-millions to Germany's 1% has been getting considerably more generous over the same period.
It's hard to decide: which article on Germany's new president, East Germany's (the former German Democratic Republic's) pastor Joachim Gauck, was more misleading.
The "Nazi Hunter" Klarsfeld will be the only candidate opposing "Stasi Hunter" Joachim Gauck.
President Christian Wulff resigns! This has been in the making since December, so it was no surprise but rather a drawn out misery.
The "crime" of those on the left, aside from occasional rocks or bottles thrown at Nazis, was a failure to support the "basic libertarian democratic order."
In what is seen as a major blow to corporate interests, over 84 percent of voters rejected privatization by voting "Ja" to retain public democratic control.
BERLIN - Americans wonder who will be president next January; Germans are still uncertain who will live in Berlin's presidential mansion this February.
Picking one's way through the financial gobbledygook, two key words emerged: "Austerity" was one, "discipline" the other.
The Left dropped to about half its 12 percent high; it was weakened or defeated in seven elections in 2011.
The Left Party has come out against Saturday's police eviction of demonstrators occupying the Reichstag lawn.