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    ZERVOS: ‘Markets Are Reacting To Good Fortune As If Someone Threw A Baby Ruth In The Pool’
    Aug07

    ZERVOS: ‘Markets Are Reacting To Good Fortune As If Someone Threw A Baby Ruth In The Pool’

    Google ImagesDavid Zervos, chief markets strategist at Jefferies, is a little surprised by the market reaction to recent news. On Friday, we learned that the U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July. This number missed estimates but Zervos points out that the three-month, six-month, and 12-month moving averages are 245,000 244,000 and 214,000....

    An American Man Is Fighting In Eastern Ukraine
    Aug07

    An American Man Is Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

    YouTube/Vice NewsHe wears a uniform, carries ammunition and a weapon, and patrols like everyone else. But there’s one thing the man who goes by “Franko” has that probably no one else in his Ukrainian military unit has: American citizenship. Vice News’ Simon Ostrovsky, who has reported on the conflict happening in eastern...

    Obama Reluctant to Arm Ukraine
    Aug07

    Obama Reluctant to Arm Ukraine

    Speaking at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, President Obama addressed the possibility of extending arms to Ukraine but said the best action now would be “to try to get back on a political track.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Dutch PM halts MH17 victim search on Ukraine tension
    Aug07

    Dutch PM halts MH17 victim search on Ukraine tension

    The Netherlands’ prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia banning US poultry imports on Putin’s order
    Aug07

    Russia banning US poultry imports on Putin’s order

    Putin earlier signed an order banning or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia. …read more Source:...

    Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine’s border: NATO
    Aug07

    Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine’s border: NATO

    NATO said that Russia has around 20,000 troops on Ukraine’s border in an escalation of the current crisis. NBC News reports. …read more Source:...

    US Defense Secretary Echoes Concerns of Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine
    Aug07

    US Defense Secretary Echoes Concerns of Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    A top U.S. official is voicing concern that Moscow may be preparing to invade Ukraine. For days, Western officials have been warning about the Russian military buildup along the border with Ukraine. After a visit to U.S. European Command Headquarters, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made his concern clear. “When you see the buildup of...

    Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports
    Aug07

    Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Obama: Russia sanctions “are working as intended”
    Aug07

    Obama: Russia sanctions “are working as intended”

    The president said that while the situation in eastern Ukraine is not resolved, Russia’s economy has been deeply damaged …read more Source:...

    Russia bans U.S., European food and agricultural imports
    Aug07

    Russia bans U.S., European food and agricultural imports

    The Kremlin has struck back at the United States and the European Union, banning imports of food and agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions against Russia for its behavior in Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...