The World Cup Ball: Adidas' Most Tested Ever

May 6 (Bloomberg) -- With just over a month until the World Cup in Brazil kicks off, Bloomberg paid a trip to Adidas' innovation center at its headquarters in Germany. Antonio Zea, the head of Adidas' innovation team for soccer, explains the "Brazuca," the soccer ball designed for the World Cup finals starting next month.
VW Faces Costly Fixes as it Seeks to Cut Spend
21:54 - Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller said the company will delay or cancel non-essential projects as pressure mounts to slash spending in the wake of the diesel-emissions scandal. Fixing about 11 million rigged diesel vehicles is a costly prospect. The 6.5 billion euros ($7.29 billion) Volkswagen already set aside for repairs won’t be enough to cover fines and potential legal damages as well, Mueller said. The company is exploring options from a simple software upgrade to outright replacing some cars. Fines may reach $7.4 billion in the U.S. alone, according to analysts from Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd.
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