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Stable ruble instills confidence in Russia’s business giants
Some of Russia’s biggest companies are expecting better times ahead as the national currency has stabilized and the economy has shrugged off its longest decline in 16 years. Read Full Article at RT.com
50 points by Russia Today | Currency Russian ruble United States dollar ISO 4217 Renova Group Bretton Woods system Viktor Vekselberg Pound sterling
Detroit homeowner faces foreclosure for unpaid taxes
Anthony DeRamus, 55, owes $6,000 in back taxes and interest on his home which is only worth $5,400. Owners of roughly 6,000 Detroit houses owe tax debt that’s a quarter or more of what their properties are worth.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Property Real estate Detroit Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Tax Road United States dollar
$1.7B to Iran: Just how much money is that?

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Currency Money United States dollar President of the United States United States Bill Clinton Federal government of the United States Numismatics
Asia stocks at one-year high as soft US data quells Fed hike talk
The dollar took a tumble and Asian stocks rose to one-year highs on Wednesday after surprisingly weak US services sector activity put paid to already slim chances of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve as early as this month.
103 points by | Monetary policy Central bank Bank of England Currency Petroleum United States dollar Japan Interest rate
U.S. Transferred $1.3 Billion More in Cash to Iran
The Obama administration followed up a planeload of $400 million in cash it sent to Iran in January with two more such shipments in the next 19 days, totaling another $1.3 billion, according to congressional officials briefed by the U.S. State, Treasury and Justice departments.
50544 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States United States dollar ISO 4217 Barack Obama U.S. state Swiss franc Franc European Union
US payment of $1.7 billion to Iran made entirely in cash
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is acknowledging its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency, as Republican critics of the transaction continued to denounce the payments. Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak said in a statement late Tuesday that the cash payments were necessary because of...
1663 points by New York Post | President of the United States United States Senate Money Barack Obama United States Congress Currency United States dollar United States
‘I’d rather be in jail’: Kansas man robs a bank to flee ‘situation’ with his wife
Family life has pushed a Kansas man over the edge. After robbing a bank to get away from his wife, the desperate husband told officials he would rather live in jail than at home. Read Full Article at RT.com
307 points by Russia Today | Robbery Money United States dollar Bank robbery Currency Security guard Surveillance Theft
Microsoft blames Brexit for rising cost of new laptops
Computing giant Microsoft has blamed Brexit for price rises of more than 15 percent, which will add £400 (US$496) to the cost of its most expensive laptop. Read Full Article at RT.com
264 points by Russia Today | Apple Inc. Macintosh United States dollar Price United Kingdom IMac European Union Mac OS
S&P 500 dips to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in 3½ years
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped Thursday to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in 3½ years, though it remains a nudge away from its record high.
-2 points by The Denver Post | New York Stock Exchange Stock Stock exchange Nikkei 225 Dow Jones Industrial Average United States dollar Stock market Stock market index
Take a breath: Stocks slow down after a record-setting run
NEW YORK — The Standard & Poor's 500 index dipped Thursday to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in three and a half years, though it remains a nudge away from its record high.It was part of a pause for stock markets around the world, which have been on a torrid run thanks to an improving economy, stronger corporate earnings and hopes for more business-friendly policies from Washington. The dollar's value also dipped against rival currencies, and Treasury yields fell as bond prices rose.
-2 points by Boston Herald | New York Stock Exchange Nikkei 225 Stock Stock exchange United States dollar Stock market Dow Jones Industrial Average Stock market index
Stronger economy lifts bond yields; stocks hold at records
NEW YORK — Bond yields climbed again on Wednesday and U.S. stocks held close to their record highs after more reports showed the economy continues to strengthen. The encouraging data could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner rather than later in its gradual move away from record-low rates during the Great Recession.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Federal Reserve System Monetary policy Central bank Money Nikkei 225 Great Depression United States dollar Dow Jones Industrial Average
‘Untapped potential’: Bitcoin poised to profit from Iran’s ban on US dollar
As Iran moves away from using the US dollar, bitcoin has emerged as a potential replacement. The cryptocurrency could thrive in a country where more than 50 million people are connected to the internet, financial experts claim. Read Full Article at RT.com
177 points by Russia Today | Euro Currency United States dollar Federal Reserve System Money Foreign exchange reserves Money supply Foreign exchange market
Thousands march against Trump in Mexico City: 'Pay for your own wall!'
Top White House aide won't say if Trump has confidence in his National Security Adviser Feb. 12, 2017, 11:27 a.m. This is a look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: The ominous silence deepened around National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Trump may skip Supreme Court...
4254 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Mexico Mexico City Mexican–American War Mexican Revolution Americas United States dollar President of the United States
US stock indexes extend climb into record heights
Miners and other raw materials companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks Friday afternoon, pushing the major indexes further into record territory. Rising crude oil prices also gave energy companies a big boost. Investors kept their focus on strong…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States dollar Stock Stock market index Donald Trump Japanese asset price bubble Japanese yen Nikkei 225 Japan
USA TODAY NETWORK achieves 19% increase in digital ad revenues for Q4
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Trump's views don't always align with what's said in Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump had a head start building rapport at a previous meeting, and hope to build on it in Washington on Friday. But Trump's words and views don't always align with what's…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Japan United States dollar Japanese yen United States Department of Defense Gerald Ford Foreign exchange market Exchange rate Ronald Reagan
Asian shares fall on subdued Wall Street, dip in oil prices
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday following a subdued session on Wall Street as energy stocks were weighed down by falling oil prices.KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 eased 0.2 percent to 18,875.57 points while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.5 percent to 23,222.26. The Shanghai Composite index fell 0.5 percent to 3,138.32 and benchmarks in New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan were also lower. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 bucked the trend to rise 0.3 percent to 5,635.80.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Petroleum Benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average OPEC Light crude oil United States dollar Hang Seng Index Price of petroleum
Mel Gibson Calls ‘Batman v Superman’ a ‘Piece of S–t’
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has another vocal detractor: Mel Gibson. “It’s a piece of s–t,” the 60-year-old director told Deadline at the Venice Film Festival. “I’m not interested in the stuff. Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic-book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex. So I don’t know.... Read more »
9809 points by Variety | Venice Film Festival Superhero DC Comics Superman Captain Marvel Batman United States dollar Green Lantern
North Korean economics 101: How much is a dollar worth?
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - To get a feel for how North Korea's economy works, go buy a roll of toilet paper. Or start up a mobile phone network. As capitalist-style markets have grown more important in North Korea, so has a market-friendly exchange rate for the much-coveted U.S. dollars, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | North Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung Kim Jong-un Kim Yong-nam Pyongyang United States dollar Korean People's Army
Mexican theater chain weighs dropping US as popcorn vendor

32 points by New York Post | Mexico United States Maize United States dollar Argentina North American Free Trade Agreement North America Mexico City
U.S. stocks jump following strong January jobs report
U.S. stocks are climbing Friday morning after the government said employers stepped up their hiring last month        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Dow Jones Industrial Average Stock market index Dow Jones & Company Russell Indexes Mutual fund American stock market indices Gain United States dollar
Sterling hits seven-week high before Bank of England statement
The British pound traded above $1.27 on Thursday as investors awaited the Bank of England's (BOE) inflation forecast and monetary policy decision. Read Full Article at RT.com
42 points by Russia Today | Pound sterling Bank of England United States dollar Monetary policy United Kingdom London Currency Interest rate
Drugmaker losses pull stocks lower; small-cap surge goes on
Major U.S. stock indexes slipped Friday as drug companies dragged the market lower. Small-company stocks bucked the downward trend and continued to climb, and bond yields rose to their highest level in a year.
-2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nikkei 225 Pharmaceutical industry Dow Jones Industrial Average Stock United States dollar President of the United States Biotechnology Prescription drug prices in the United States
Asian Central Banks Struggling to Defend Currencies
Central bankers throughout Asia are digging deep into their policy tool kits to find novel ways to respond to a wave of sharp market movements since Donald Trump’s surprise U.S. presidential election victory.
91 points by The Wall Street Journal | President of the United States United States Japan United States Constitution United States dollar United States presidential election Washington D.C. Indonesia
US stocks hardly move as energy rises, health care falls
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are hardly changed in Friday morning trading as energy companies rise with the price of oil and health care stocks trade lower. Retailers Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch and Williams-Sonoma are dropping after they gave weak quarterly reports, while discount retailer Ross Stores is climbing. ...
4 points by The Washington Times | Tesla Motors Elon Musk Dow Jones Industrial Average Nikkei 225 Petroleum United States dollar Retailing Tesla Roadster
Russia approves 3-yr federal budget in first reading
Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved the budget draft for 2017 to 2019 submitted on Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
17 points by Russia Today | Tax United States dollar Russia 2010s UCI race classifications Years in the future Public finance Tour de Georgia
Can cashless society rescue banks?
Zimbabwe's banks are running out of cash and there's a sense of distrust, panic and frustration among locals.
1347 points by CNN | Money Currency Payment Informal sector Credit card United States dollar Dollar Payments
Asian shares mixed, Nikkei up as Yellen remarks lift dollar
HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese shares rose Friday on the yen's weakness while other Asian benchmarks wobbled after Fed chair Janet Yellen signaled that policymakers plan to raise interest rates soon.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Stock market Stock market index Stock Central bank Nikkei 225 Monetary policy Interest rate United States dollar
Stocks close higher as S&P 500, Nasdaq near record highs
In prepared remarks, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said they could act 'relatively soon' on rates         
16 points by Arizona Republic | Central bank Federal Reserve System Monetary policy Currency Janet Yellen United States dollar Federal Reserve Hang Seng Index
Stocks rise as S&P 500, Nasdaq near record highs
In prepared remarks, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said they could act 'relatively soon' on rates         
16 points by Arizona Republic | Central bank Federal Reserve System Monetary policy Currency Janet Yellen Finance United States dollar Federal Reserve
Stocks open slightly higher as Yellen set to testify
In prepared remarks, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said they could act 'relatively soon' on rates         
16 points by Arizona Republic | United States dollar Federal Reserve System Central bank Dow Jones Industrial Average Currency Stock market index Hang Seng Index ISO 4217
Asian markets mixed as U.S. rally fades, dollar retreats
The U.S. dollar retreated slightly after hitting a 13-year high and oil prices slipped.         
16 points by Arizona Republic | Dow Jones Industrial Average Stock market index United States dollar Hang Seng Index Petroleum SSE Composite Index Euro Benchmark
'Made in Russia' could be coming to a store near you
The currency crisis and a drop in real wages make Russia attractive for foreign manufacturers searching for cheaper labor costs. Besides providing jobs, this could make the country a regional production hub in the near future. Read Full Article at RT.com
1824 points by Russia Today | Russia Eastern Bloc Currency Factory United States dollar Gum Wage International trade
Born in 1880, Houston Post was a feisty, daily diary of city
On the afternoon of April 17, 1995, with the rush toward deadline underway, Houston Post executive editor Ernie Williamson got a curious call from upper management, summoning him to the publisher's office. Little did he know Houston's news media landscape was being forever reshaped a few miles away as the final edition of the Houston Post was rolling off the presses in the early hours of April  18. Hearst, parent company of the crosstown rival the Houston Chronicle, had bought the presses, the Post's building, its subscriber list and other assets in a $120 million deal that had been cloaked in secrecy. Security was on hand to make sure there was no trouble as people filed out to the parking lot, toting boxes from cleaned-out desks. The publishers of the Post's predecessor, The Telegraph and Texas Register, were putting out a paper on the fly with a dismantled printing press loaded on an ox cart as they fled the Mexican army. How it happened is a little murky, but popular lore has it Santa Anna's troops did the dumping and publisher Gail Borden, later of condensed milk fame, and his brother, Thomas, missed out on what should have been the story of their careers. Hobby died in 1964, leaving the Post in the hands of his wife, Oveta Culp Hobby, who already was instrumental in running the paper, and his son, William Hobby Jr., who, like his father, started at the paper as a teenager. A framed copy of a yellowing Associated Press news ticker dated Nov. 22, 1963, still hangs in his office. Hovering over the wire machine that day, he remembers how his mind raced: Hobby, this is the biggest story you'll ever handle. "There was an argument that we needed to respond because it was a threat, but Mrs. Hobby would have none of that," remembers Mike Read, who worked at the Post nearly a quarter-century and was later hired by the Chronicle.
146 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Late-2000s recession United States dollar Texas U.S. state Immigration to the United States Mexico Taxation in the United States
Trump brags about using 'other people's money'
The comment came hours after The Post reported that Trump used funds from his charitable foundation to settle business lawsuits. He did not raise them in that context.
5125 points by The Washington Post | United States Donald Trump The Washington Post Other People's Money Libertarianism Gulf War The Apprentice United States dollar
Obama is wrong about the ‘sue the Saudis’ bill
Foreign threats should never dictate American policy, but that’s unfortunately what will happen if President Obama vetoes the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, as he’s threatening to do. The JASTA bill allows American victims of terror attacks on US soil to sue anybody responsible for the attack, even if it’s a foreign government. That...
325 points by New York Post | September 11 attacks United States Democratic Party President of the United States United States Congress Barack Obama Al-Qaeda United States dollar
U.S. payment of $1.7 billion to Iran made entirely in cash
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is acknowledging its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency, as Republican critics of the transaction continued to denounce the payments. Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak said in a statement late Tuesday that the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | President of the United States United States Senate Barack Obama United States Money Currency United States dollar Democratic Party
U.S. payment of $1.7B to Iran made entirely in cash
The $1.7 billion was the settlement of a decades-old arbitration claim between the U.S. and Iran       
-1 points by The Detroit News | President of the United States United States Senate Barack Obama Money United States Congress Currency United States dollar United States
Pennsylvania announces rules for 2017 tax amnesty program
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The rules are out for a Pennsylvania tax amnesty program scheduled for two months next year that could bring the state treasury more than $100 million.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania Taxation in the United States Corporate tax Computer program Value added tax United States dollar Taxation Vietnam War
Stocks slide on rate hike talk; Dow skids 394 points
Stocks across the globe fell the most since June on Friday, weighed by comments from Federal Reserve officials that lifted bets on an interest rate hike. The Dow closed down about 394 points.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Federal Reserve System Central bank Monetary policy Euro Dow Jones Industrial Average Currency United States dollar United States public debt
Stocks slide on rate hike talk; Dow skids 300+ points
Stocks across the globe fell the most since June on Friday, weighed by comments from Federal Reserve officials that lifted bets on an interest rate hike. The Dow was down more than 300 points.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Euro United States dollar Central bank Currency Yield curve Federal Reserve System Economy of the United States Dow Jones Industrial Average
Stocks slide on rate hike talk; Dow skids 200+ points
Stocks across the globe fell the most since June on Friday, weighed by comments from Federal Reserve officials that lifted bets on an interest rate hike. The Dow was down more than 200 points.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Euro United States dollar Central bank Currency Yield curve Economy of the United States Federal Reserve System Dow Jones Industrial Average
Boosted by Tax Credits, British Columbia Production Booms
Located on the western edge of Canada, British Columbia is one of the most popular areas in North America for film and television production. The province offers multiple natural wonders that serve as picturesque locations, including evergreen forests, a long rugged coastline replete with coves and islands, and high mountains with glaciers. On the urban... Read more »
31 points by Variety | Canada North America Taxation in the United States United States Film British Columbia United States dollar Provinces and territories of Canada
VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in U.S. Criminal Case Over Diesel Emissions
The charges add to pressure on the company, which has already reached a $15 billion settlement with car owners in the United States.
366 points by The New York Times | United States Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. state Automobile United States Marshals Service Volkswagen Group Plea United States dollar