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Eurozone producer prices sink again

Data: FactSet; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The continued decline in prices paid by manufacturers could be a major impediment to European policymakers' desire for higher inflation in the eurozone, and data released Monday shows things are not improving.

What happened: The producer price index for the eurozone fell for the fourth straight month in November.

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Pittsburgh synagogue shooter appealing death sentence

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Lawyers for Robert Bowers are challenging his potential death sentence as unconstitutional as he waits for a trial date, AP reports.

Context: Bowers is charged with killing 11 people and injuring 6 others at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018. His lawyers argue the death sentence violates the Fifth Amendment’s due process clause and the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, AP writes.

Go deeper: Pittsburgh passes gun restrictions following Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

Keep ReadingArrowDec 28, 2019

Notre Dame won't hold Christmas Mass for first time since French Revolution

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Paris' famed Notre Dame will not hold Christmas Mass for the first time since the French Revolution — over two centuries — following a devastating fire in April, the AP reports.

Why it matters: The 855-year-old cathedral stayed open during both world wars and was only closed for Christmas in the period after 1789 when French revolutionaries turned the building into "a temple of reason," Notre Dame's rector told the AP. There will be a "Christmas-in-exile" at another Paris church, Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, with one of Notre Dame's most famous sculptures "The Virgin of Paris" present.

Go deeper ... Notre Dame fire: Which artifacts were saved and lost

Keep ReadingArrowDec 20, 2019