• Germany sees brighter outlook for Europe's largest economy

    1 day ago - By Bésame

    By DAVID McHUGH
    AP Business Writer
    FRANKFURT, Germany - The economic outlook has brightened in Europe's largest economy. The German government on Wednesday raised its estimate for growth next year to an 0.2% expansion from a 0.4% contraction as the country manages its energy divorce from Russia and shells out support for consumers and businesses hit by higher energy costs. Germany had feared that this winter it would run out of natural gas used to power factories, generate electricity and heat homes. Mild weather helped, as did additional supplies of liquid natural gas after Russia cut off...
    Read more ...