The Latest: Germany Reports 24,000 Daily Coronavirus Cases

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on citizens to help ease the strain on nurses and doctors caring for the rising number of COVID-19 patients by respecting pandemic rules over Easter. Germany’s disease control agency reported 24,300 newly ...

US Economy Shrank 3.5% in 2020 After Growing 4% Last Quarter

WASHINGTON — Stuck in the grip of a viral pandemic, the U.S. economy grew at a 4% annual rate in the final three months of 2020 and shrank last year by the largest amount in 74 years. For 2020 as a whole, a year when the coronavirus inflicted the worst econ...