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German economy’s Covid hit may be smaller than feared

© Reuters. Containers are seen at a terminal in the port of Hamburg BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany may weather its pandemic-induced recession better than expected, private sector indicators suggested on Tuesday, in a hopeful sign for the economy that traditionally serves as Europe’s driver of growth. With much economic activity still constrained by COVID-19, Germany’s […]

UK and U.S. exchanged tariff offers during trade talks

© Reuters. Britain’s International Trade Secretary Liz Truss walks outside Downing Street in London LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the United States exchanged their first tariff offers during the fourth round of trade talks, allowing a series of detailed market access discussions to be held, the UK’s Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday. “The […]

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UK medical experts raise nation’s COVID-19 alert level, say cases are rising ‘rapidly and probably exponentially’

As coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom are rising “rapidly and probably exponentially,” medical experts are raising the nation’s COVID-19 alert level. On Sunday the country recorded 3,899 new COVID-19 cases and a further 18 deaths; the official death toll from COVID-19 is 41,777 people, while total confirmed cases are about to reach 400,000. CORONAVIRUS: […]


Bears TEs short on yards, big on blocks

Tight end Cole Kmet makes a catch Sunday. | AP Photos Through two weeks, the Bears’ rushing attack seems more stable than it was at any time last year. Through two games, Bears tight ends have totaled only five catches for 55 yards. Rookie Cole Kmet has one catch for 12 yards, and free agent […]

She’s the W.N.B.A. Threat No One Warned You About

The Minnesota Lynx never planned to give Crystal Dangerfield many minutes earlier this season. Yet somehow the former Connecticut guard was on the floor in the closing seconds of a tight game on Thursday. She had been announced as the W.N.B.A.’s rookie of the year that afternoon. She started her first-ever professional playoff game that […]

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