Merkel Faces First Test in Lower Saxony Vote


Oct.13 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will face voters in the Northwest state of Lower Saxony on Sunday. The result will be watched for signs of the party's relative strength ahead of coalition talks expected to start next week. It's also key to the future of Volkswagen because Lower Saxony owns 20% of the carmaker and the winner controls that stake. Bloomberg's Chris Reiter reports on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open."