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BYLINE: BY ALAN M. FIELD
The road from the airport to the central business district of Leipzig, Germany, is still narrow paved with cobblestones. At the heart of the city, several monumental eyesores of communist-era architecture instantly recall the bad old days when secret police ruled with an iron hand, there were long lines outside grocery stories, and ordinary people were never permitted to leave the German Democratic Republic.
Nearly two decades after the GDR fell apart, some scars of four decades of communism remain, but things are gradually changing at a faster pace. Nowhere is that change more obvious than on the outskirts of Leipzig, where Deutsche Post, Germany's largest employer, has invested 300 million euros (about $450 million) to build a new distribution hub for its DHL Express division at the Leipzig/Halle airport. …