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MID-DAY UPDATE: Academy Awards, Groupon, Walmart, and gas prices

Feb 28, 2011
The Brits were the big winners at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held last night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. British film "The King's Speech...
Posted In: academy awards, China, gas prices, groupon, mid-day update, Russia, Walmart

The making of a Russian blockbuster drug

Feb 23, 2011
Not long ago, Arbidol was considered a nearly useless drug. Now, it's a best seller, and a symbol of Russia's efforts to build its pharmaceutical industry, at any cost.
Posted In: Health, Russia

Russia's prescription for prosperity

Feb 16, 2011
American pharmaceutical companies want to build their sales in Russia. Russia is eager to let them so long as they build something else, too. Factories.
Posted In: Health, Russia

Tax cuts and the World Cup in Russia

Dec 2, 2010
Two final notes on the way out today: First, the House passed an extension of the Bush era tax cuts today for couples making less than $250,000....
Posted In: Bush tax cuts, Congress, Russia, soccer, World Cup

Russia's attempt to inflate its military

Oct 11, 2010
The Russian military has come up with an inventive way to deceive the enemy and save money at the same time: inflatable weapons. They look just like real ones, they're easy to transport and quick to deploy.
Posted In: Russia

Russia seeks U.S. help in modernizing

Oct 8, 2010
The Russian economy has boomed over the past decade, but U.S. firms have been slow to take advantage. The White House says our trade with Russia is about the same as with Thailand, a country with an economy a fifth of the size of Russia's. But things may finally be on the move. Peter van Dyk reports.
Posted In: Russia

Who owns the rights to Arctic seabed?

Sep 22, 2010
An international summit in Moscow is focusing on who owns the rights to riches thought to be under the Arctic seabed. Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Steve Chiotakis about who will be at the summit and what they are trying to achieve there.
Posted In: Oil, Russia

America, here's Russia's 'Snob'

Sep 15, 2010
A glossy new magazine is hitting the newsstands, and it's in Russian. One of Moscow's richest men is behind the venture. But who's the market? Eve Troeh takes a look.
Posted In: Russia

Mystery Russian shortwave signal comes to life

Aug 26, 2010
The blogosphere—well, OK, a select subsection—is abuzz about "The Buzzer," the nickname for a mysterious Russian shortwave signal that...
Posted In: code, ionosphere, Russia, shortwave, spies

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