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    Stocks Are Higher Ahead Of The Long Weekend (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RSX)
    Aug29

    Stocks Are Higher Ahead Of The Long Weekend (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RSX)

    Stocks are higher ahead of the long Labor Day weekend, as the market has rebounded after turning negative earlier on Friday. The Dow is up 12 points, the S&P 500 is up 5 points, and the Nasdaq is up 21 points. The latest personal income and outlays report from the BEA was released Friday morning, which showed that personal spending fell...

    Ukraine: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East
    Aug29

    Ukraine: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East

    Ukrainian security officials on Friday said Russian forces have tightened their control on territory in eastern Ukraine after crossing the border to support separatist rebels. Meanwhile, a new United Nations report documents serious human rights abuses committed by both sides in the conflict. Ukrainian national security spokesman Andriy Lysenko...

    Kremlin: Russian Troop Images Are From ‘Computer Games’
    Aug29

    Kremlin: Russian Troop Images Are From ‘Computer Games’

    On Thursday, NATO released images it said showed that Russian combat troops had crossed into Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Francois Hollande in Purgatory
    Aug29

    Francois Hollande in Purgatory

    French president François Hollande is evermore himself and this is bad news for France. In his first year it was the old Socialist pattern of campaigning in left-wing poetry (for example the 75 percent tax on incomes over 1 million euros), then backpedaling to mixed-up prose once in office when the big interests and the Constitutional Court...

    Russia Says Open to Gas Talks With Ukraine, Offers Discount
    Aug29

    Russia Says Open to Gas Talks With Ukraine, Offers Discount

    Russia is open to talks on resuming gas supplies to Ukraine and willing to offer a price cut of nearly 20 percent, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday, but the discounted price is still above the level Kiev demands. Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed late last year to cut the gas price for Ukraine to $268.50 per 1,000 cubic meters...

    Pro-Russia separatists take control of coastal Ukraine town
    Aug29

    Pro-Russia separatists take control of coastal Ukraine town

    Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia. …read more Source: FOX...

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs after pair of air disasters
    Aug29

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs after pair of air disasters

    ‘Painful steps’ need to be taken to overhaul the airline, struggling to repair its image after MH370 vanished and MH17 was shot down over Ukraine …read more Source: Calgary...

    EU Ministers Seek More Russia Sanctions for Ukraine Invasion
    Aug29

    EU Ministers Seek More Russia Sanctions for Ukraine Invasion

    MILAN— Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with more sanctions. The meeting of the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow has slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into Ukraine. “We have...

    Displaced Ukrainian Children Head Back To School — In Siberia
    Aug29

    Displaced Ukrainian Children Head Back To School — In Siberia

    Thousands of children displaced by the fighting in eastern Ukraine are preparing for their first day of school in Russia. In Tomsk, Siberia, many displaced families are scrambling to enroll their children in local schools. Most rely on donations to provide their children with backpacks, uniforms, and other school supplies. (Melanie Batchina,...

    There’s A Word For What’s Going On In Ukraine… But What Is It?
    Aug29

    There’s A Word For What’s Going On In Ukraine… But What Is It?

    It’s been called everything from an “invasion” and an “incursion” to a “cross-border crisis” and “escalated aggression.” We look at the difficulty of describing what, exactly, is taking place in Ukraine — and what’s stopping officials from using the word “war.”...