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  • Euro zone trade surplus rises in July on growing exports

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone's trade surplus rose year-on-year in July as exports grew faster than imports, pointing to a positive contribution to economic growth at the start of the third quarter, the European Union's Statistics office data showed....
  • How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies

    How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the art of the comeback. Face it, at some point Sunday night, you probably lost hope...
  • Italy employers slash GDP forecasts, hike deficit, debt

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's economy will shrink in 2014 for a third year running, while the public debt will continue to rise, employers' association Confindustria said on Tuesday. Gross domestic product will fall this year by 0.4 percent following declines...
  • More austerity, reforms ahead for Finland, PM Stubb says

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's weak economy mean its government may have to cut spending further over the next few years to stop national debt levels exceeding EU limits, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb told Reuters. The small Nordic economy, whose strong...
  • Finance minister hopeful reforms can revive Egyptian economy

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will press ahead with plans to cut costly energy subsidies and introduce further tax reforms to boost the economy and halve the budget deficit within seven years, the country's finance minister said on Tuesday. President Abdel...
  • Italian economy may contract this year: economy minister

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's economy may contract in 2014 for the third consecutive year, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Tuesday, following negative forecasts from Italy's employers' lobby and the Organisation of Economic Growth and Development....
  • U.S. current account gap narrows in the second quarter

    Washington (Reuters) - The U.S. current account deficit unexpectedly narrowed in the second quarter, supported by a partial reversal of a large equity disinvestment that had occurred in the previous quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday...
  • French welfare fraud costs 20-25 billion euros per year - report

    PARIS (Reuters) - Fraud in France's indebted welfare system costs the country between 20-25 billion euros ($26-32 billion) per year and only a tiny fraction of that amount is ever recovered, an estimate by the French national auditor showed on Wednesday....
  • Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong

    Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong
    The rise of fact-checking websites, which aim to run the statements of politicians through the truth wringer, should be a positive development for the Republic. In theory. The problem is that these outfits claim to be faultless arbiters of truth. That's...
  • ECB presses Italy to strengthen fiscal position

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank pressed Italy on Thursday to further strengthen its fiscal position, arguing that weaker-than-expected economic developments mean the government may miss its current 2014 deficit target. Italian Prime...
  • Heritage rallies from a three-touchdown deficit to beat Hampton 26-21

    NEWPORT NEWS — It’s hard to come back from a 21-point deficit without a little magic. Saturday afternoon at rainy Todd Stadium, Heritage summoned memories of Chris Davis and (for you old-timers) Franco Harris. Aided by two plays that weren&...