Takeouts: European governments levy new taxes, NCAA division I basketball tournament starts today

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FINANCIAL TAKEOUT: European countries are levying new fees on everything from soft drinks to dog licenses. New York Times finance reporter, Louise Story explains.

SPORTS TAKEOUT: The first round of the Men’s NCAA Division I Basketball tournament starts today. It’s 32 games over two days. But which games are worth watching? Takeaway Sports contributor, Ibrahim-Abdul Matin, shares his strategies for picking games. Check out Ibrahim’s own bracket and John and Celeste’s differing views on the subject.

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