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    Russian ruble drops to past 60 per dollar
    Jul28

    Russian ruble drops to past 60 per dollar

    Moscow (AFP) – The Russian ruble on Tuesday plummeted past 60 against the dollar for the first time since March on falling oil prices, complicating the central bank’s efforts to jump-start the battered economy.The ruble reached 60.30 per dollar in early afternoon trading in Moscow after having lost two percent of its value on Monday....

    U.S. Slams Russia’s ‘Unpredictable, Irresponsible’ Actions In Ukraine
    Jul28

    U.S. Slams Russia’s ‘Unpredictable, Irresponsible’ Actions In Ukraine

    ​The United States says Russia “continues to fuel the conflict” in Ukraine despite a cease-fire agreement signed in February in Minsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (QQQ, DIA, SPY, SPX, HON, TM, PG, BP)
    Jul28

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (QQQ, DIA, SPY, SPX, HON, TM, PG, BP)

    Here is what you need to know. Honeywell is buying Elster Group. The diversified technology and manufacturing company will pay $5.1 billion for Elster Group, a German-based energy and water business owned by the UK’s Melrose Industries. The Wall Street Journal says the takeover includes the assumption of $900 million in pension liabilities....

    Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate
    Jul28

    Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate

    BOSTON (AP) – Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won’t touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel. The potential to help activists and scholars, Tufts professor Peter Levine says, outweighs …...

    Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate
    Jul28

    Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate

    BOSTON (AP) — Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won’t touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in… …read more Source:...

    Los Angeles is the US’s last hope for an Olympics bid
    Jul28

    Los Angeles is the US’s last hope for an Olympics bid

    Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city’s ever-changing blueprint. Next, it might be time to see if there is more Olympic love in Los Angeles. After the USOC and Boston cut ties on Monday, CEO Scott...

    Silicon Valley isn’t the only tech scene with a gender diversity problem
    Jul28

    Silicon Valley isn’t the only tech scene with a gender diversity problem

    Silicon Valley is far from the only tech hub with a gender diversity problem. Take Algeria, for example. Racha Bella, a 28-year-old pharmacist from the capital Algiers, chose to pursue coding after her baccalauréate exam qualified her for entry into the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique, a school for computing in Algeria. While...

    China’s slowing economy is delaying a major oil deal with Russia
    Jul28

    China’s slowing economy is delaying a major oil deal with Russia

    The Russian media is reporting an indefinite delay in the final signing of the contract for Russia’s state-run Gazprom to supply China with gas through a new Siberian pipeline because of a decline in Chinese demand for the fuel. The lower demand stems from an economic slowdown in China, reducing the country’s need for gas, as well as...

    Sweden Investigates If Wreck Is Mysterious Russian Submarine
    Jul28

    Sweden Investigates If Wreck Is Mysterious Russian Submarine

    STOCKHOLM, July 27 (Reuters) – The Swedish military is studying a video taken by shipwreck hunters who say it shows a wrecked submarine just off the eastern coast of Sweden which appears to be Russian, a spokesman said on Monday.The discovery comes less than a year after Swedish troops and ships unsuccessfully hunted for a Russian submarine...

    The oil price rout is going to inflict real pain on Russia
    Jul28

    The oil price rout is going to inflict real pain on Russia

    Russia may have though it was out of the woods this past spring when oil prices started to rise, but the onset of another bear market for oil presents serious economic and financial threats for the country. Russia is facing a mounting fiscal crisis as the combination of low oil prices and western sanctions continue to take their toll. For a...