The high sales of a tiny figurine of the Protestant reformation figure Martin Luther, have confounded its maker, Playmobil, by becoming the company’s fastest-selling figure of all time.
The German toy manufacturer announced this week that the first edition of 34,000 pieces sold out in less than 72 hours, forcing the company to urgently request its factory in Malta to produce more of the so-called “little Luthers”. Fans have been warned that the next batch will not be available until the end of April.
According to The New York Times, “Republican governors across the nation are proposing tax increases — and backing off pledges to cut taxes — as they strike a decidedly un-Republican pose in the face of budget shortfalls…”
But who are they raising taxes on? And what kind of taxes do they plan to raise?
According to CNN, the Middle East can handle the lower price because of lower production costs. Producers like the U.S. will have to weather the storm.
CNN also speaks with Ross Perot, Jr. about oil sales.