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Ukraine signed a historic trade deal today with the European Union. An accord with the EU was rejected last year by former president Viktor Yanukovych in favor of a deal with Russia. The backlash sparked his ouster, fighting between pro-European and pro-Russian Ukrainians and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. We look at what’s in the EU Association Agreement and what it will mean for Ukraine in terms of trade, jobs and exports. Also, did anyone else have trouble watching the World Cup US-Germany game online? Why does ESPN's online streaming choke for US viewers at the worst possible time during the World Cup? We investigate the "peak" problem.  

Are European banks feeling more heat than U.S. ones?

Reports that BNP Paribas will pay almost $9 billion in penalties.
United States v. Germany

'TV Everywhere' is sometimes TV nowhere

Why does ESPN's online streaming choke at the worst possible time?
Posted In: tv everywhere, World Cup

Ukraine signs historic deal with the EU

Ukraine today signed an Association Agreement with the European Union - what does it mean for Ukraine?
Posted In: ukraine

Quit your job! It proves the economy's getting better

After plummeting in the recession, the rate of voluntary job-quitting is slowly rising. But it's not high enough to show the job market is healthy, yet.
Posted In: quitting your job, unemployement

Dan Washburn's new book on golf course ban in China

Dan Washburn talks about China's ban on golf in his book "The Forbidden Game"
Posted In: China, Golf

What can art tell us about the economy?

The Wall Street Journal's Kelly Crow says countries who feel successful buy art
Posted In: art

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Shout Out Louds
My Silver Lining
First Aid Kit
Holy Roller
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
The Mother We Share [Explicit]
Don't Swallow the Cap
The National

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