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    With Russia’s Ruble in Free Fall, U.S. Plans New Sanctions
    Dec16

    With Russia’s Ruble in Free Fall, U.S. Plans New Sanctions

    As the Russian ruble continues its tumble against the dollar, President Barack Obama plans to sign a bill imposing new sanctions against Moscow, adding more pressure to a Russian economy already headed toward recession. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that although the president has concerns about the Ukraine Freedom...

    Obama To Sign New Russian Sanctions Bill By End Of Week
    Dec16

    Obama To Sign New Russian Sanctions Bill By End Of Week

    The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to sign legislation implementing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine by the end of the week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    13 Deaths Per Day in Ukraine Despite Peace Deal
    Dec16

    13 Deaths Per Day in Ukraine Despite Peace Deal

    An average of 13 people are dying each day in the Ukraine conflict despite the existence of a peace agreement, according to the United Nations. The New York Times reports that fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east has claimed 1,357 lives since the “ceasefire” deal in early September. More than 4,700...

    Kerry Cites ‘Constructive Moves’ by Russia on Ukraine
    Dec16

    Kerry Cites ‘Constructive Moves’ by Russia on Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says “Russia has made constructive moves” on the Ukraine crisis that could open the path to resolving the conflict and easing or lifting international economic sanctions. While holding a series of meetings on world issues, Kerry said improvements in the eastern Ukraine cease-fire, progress on negotiating a line...

    Russians react to ruble freefall
    Dec16

    Russians react to ruble freefall

    MOSCOW— Vladimir Putin woke up this morning to a piece of good news and a piece of bad news The good news? Russians had named their president Man of the Year for the fifteenth year in a row. The bad news? The country’s currency, the ruble, had continued its downward spiral, hitting its lowest level since the beginning of the year. At 3:13...

    Obama to approve new sanctions for Russia
    Dec16

    Obama to approve new sanctions for Russia

    The White House says President Barack Obama will sign congressional legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing aid to Ukraine.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine Bans NYE Fireworks Out of Respect for Those Affected by Crisis
    Dec16

    Ukraine Bans NYE Fireworks Out of Respect for Those Affected by Crisis

    Authorities in Ukraine’s capital city Kiev announced there will be no fireworks display for the city’s New Year’s celebrations this year, in honour of those affected by the crisis in the country’s east, where fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government forces has killed nearly 5,000 people in the last year. Kiev...

    Harper says balanced budget still on target
    Dec16

    Harper says balanced budget still on target

    QUEBEC – Falling oil prices will reduce Ottawa’s fiscal flexibility but will not prevent the government from posting a balanced budget next year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday.”You should be under no doubt that the government will balance its budget next year,” he said in Quebec City after a local...

    Obama Will Approve New Sanctions Against Russia for Ukraine Actions
    Dec16

    Obama Will Approve New Sanctions Against Russia for Ukraine Actions

    The president will sign the bill despite concerns it will complicate efforts to maintain a unified front with European allies, the White House said. …read more Source: The New York...

    I Asked Jeff Bezos The Tough Questions — No Profits, The Book Controversies, The Phone Flop — And He Showed Why Amazon Is Such A Huge Success
    Dec16

    I Asked Jeff Bezos The Tough Questions — No Profits, The Book Controversies, The Phone Flop — And He Showed Why Amazon Is Such A Huge Success

    Jeff Bezos and I have a long history, dating from my days on Wall Street and the early years of Amazon.com. Today, he’s an investor in Business Insider, and I remain an Amazon shareholder. I tried not to let any of that be a factor when I interviewed him recently at our annual conference in New York City. Jeff rarely gives in-depth...