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Czechs seek help abroad to treat their COVID-19…

The hard-hit Czech Republic has turned to Germany and other European countries with a request to help treat its coronavirus patients

Germany seeks to improve oversight of firms…

Germany’s Cabinet has approved legislation that seeks to make big companies ensure environmental rules and human rights are respected throughout their delivery chains

US service sector growth slows sharply in February

The services sector, where most Americans works, grew at a sharply slower pace in February with various problems related to the pandemic hindering growth

Biden encouraged by consumer interest in…

President Joe Biden says it's an “encouraging sign" that more than 200,000 people have signed up for insurance coverage in the first two weeks after he reopened HealthCare

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Pandemic puts 1 in 3 nonprofits in financial…

More than one-third of U.S. nonprofits are in jeopardy of closing within two years because of the financial harm inflicted by the viral pandemic, according to a study being released Wednesday by the philanthropy research group Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Google ends sale of ads using individual web…

Google says it won’t develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology from Chrome browsers

With sale of the Venetian, Las Vegas Sands exits…

Las Vegas Sands is selling the iconic Venetian casino resort and its Sands Expo and Convention Center for $6.25 billion, withdrawing from gambling operations on the Las Vegas Strip after changing the nature of the casino business there and just about everywhere else

As virus restrictions bite, EU extends safety net…

The European Union is set to extend for around two more years the safety net it put in place to help Europe's economies survive the impact of restrictions aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus

French court weighs action over nursing home…

A Paris court held a hearing in a class-action effort to hold French health authorities and companies accountable after thousands of people with the virus died in nursing homes

UK extends job support, tax breaks for…

Britain’s treasury chief has announced an additional 65 billion pounds ($91 billion) of support for an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic

Smokies sees more than 12M visitors despite virus…

Despite closing for more than a month because of COVID-19, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced its second busiest year on record last year

Tactical shift: Europe seeks vaccine 'overdrive…

Slow off the blocks in the race to immunize its citizens against COVID-19, Germany faces an unfamiliar problem: a glut of vaccines and not enough arms to inject them into

Stellantis CEO says 4th largest carmaker to be…

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday reported their last financial statements as independent companies, each contributing full-year profits of around 2 billion euros to the new company, Stellantis, formed in January

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Health minister condemns blast at Dutch virus…

Dutch police say an early-morning blast caused by a “homemade device” smashed windows at a coronavirus testing center in a small town north of Amsterdam

Technology stocks lead indexes lower as yields…

Technology companies led stocks lower on Wall Street as another rise in bond yields rattled investors

Dems tighten relief benefits, firm up support for…

President Joe Biden and Democrats have agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks

US infrastructure gets C- from engineers as roads…

America’s infrastructure has scored near-failing grades for its deteriorating roads, public transit and storm water systems due to years of inaction from the federal government

Mexico Senate passes energy bill favoring state, fossil fuel

Mexico's Senate has passed an electrical energy bill that favors government-owned generating plants that largely run on fossil fuels, putting renewable and private plants at the back of the line for purchasing power

Rio Tinto chairman leaving over destruction of…

Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson says he is accountable for the mining giant destroying sacred Indigenous sites in Australia to access iron ore and he will not seek reelection as a board director next year

Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to…

Microsoft says China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in its email server software to target U.S. organizations

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