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The International Monetary Fund and conflict-torn Ukraine have reached a preliminary deal on a new financial rescue plan worth $17.5 billion dollars that could be a 'turning point' for Kiev, Christine Lagarde said on February 12 .

This might hurt a bit: The downside of Ukraine's IMF loan

Feb 12, 2015
A $17.5 billion IMF package for Ukraine comes with challenging conditions.
Posted In: IMF, ukraine, austerity
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, in scarf, greets German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble during a Eurogroup finance ministers meeting Feb. 11, 2015, in Brussels.

Is that Greek's finance minister or an action film star?

Feb 11, 2015
Economist Varoufakis radiates "masculinity you usually find only in Greek statues."
Posted In: Greece, Euro Eurozone, European debt crisis
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is on trial for "pimping," leaves a Paris courthouse.

Disgraced economist says what?

Feb 10, 2015
In his defense, Dominique Strauss-Kahn does some interesting math.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

What if Greece really does leave eurozone?

Feb 9, 2015
As the country rejects austerity programs, other members fret about the impact.
Posted In: Eurozone, Greece, Yannis Varoufakis
In a previous meeting last fall, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel walks with President Obama in Brisbane, Australia.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits President Obama

Feb 9, 2015
Conflicts facing European continent are likely to be at the top of their agenda.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, ukraine, Greece
A pedestrian walks through New York City.

Fun fact Friday: What a waste of water

Feb 6, 2015
A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.
Posted In: fun facts, Sony, water, Amazon
Anthem Health Insurance headquarters in Indianapolis.

The value of hacked data

Feb 5, 2015
Some data is worth more to hackers than credit card numbers.
Posted In: hackers, Anthem, profit
Yanis Varoufakis arrives at the presidential palace to be sworn in as the Finance Minister under the country's new left wing government in Athens, Greece.

Europe resists Greece's charm offensive

Feb 5, 2015
Finance minister struggles to win support for Greek anti-austerity policies.
Posted In: Greece, debt, greek bailout

UPS and FedEx increase fuel surcharge – because they can

Feb 3, 2015
Opposite of a price war: Despite cheaper fuel costs, shipping companies charge more.
Posted In: UPS, fedex, oil prices, shipping costs
ury members of the Teapot Dome trial trying oilman Harry Sinclair for fraud are escorted to lunch by U.S. Marshals in Washington D.C., April 10, 1928.

Moving on from Teapot Dome, 90-plus years later

Feb 2, 2015
Department of Energy sells oilfield central to 1920s scandal for $45 million.
Posted In: Teapot Dome scandal, oilfields, department of energy

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