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PODCAST: U.S. sanctions won't hurt Russia

Mar 4, 2014
President Obama face an uphill battle in getting more funding for early childhood development. And the Fed takes a more personal approach in New England.
Posted In: Russia, ukraine, Barack Obama, 2015 Budget, Federal Reserve

Russia's economy isn't doing so well, either

Mar 3, 2014
As tensions rise in Ukraine, the Russian economy is feeling the effects.
Posted In: Russia, ukraine

PODCAST: Markets react to Ukraine

Mar 3, 2014
We look at the economics of Russia's military moves in Ukraine. And, car sales lagged as winter weather put a chill on car buyers, so automakers are letting their discounts run a little longer.
Posted In: ukraine, Russia, cars

How much influence does the U.S. have on Russia's economy?

Mar 3, 2014
Some critics of Russia's move on the Crimea say the U.S. should consider economic sanctions. But the U.S. doesn't do much business with Russia.
Posted In: Russia, ukraine, Russian exports

The economics of Russia's moves in Ukraine

Mar 3, 2014
With Russia seizing control in Southern Ukraine, some of the geo-economics of the tension.
Posted In: ukraine, Crimea, Russia

Will Volgograd attacks scare off Olympic tourists?

Dec 30, 2013
The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics.
Posted In: Sochi, Olympics, Russia, Chechen

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' head home after being freed by Russia

Dec 27, 2013
After being held in Russia for 100 days on charges of hooliganism, 30 Greenpeace activists are free to return to their home countries today
Posted In: Russia, greenpeace

Putin will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky

Dec 19, 2013
Russian President,Vladimir Putin, vows to pardon a former political enemy who was once Russia's richest man.
Posted In: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Olympics, Mikhail Khodorkovsky

East and West economies clash in Ukrainian protests

Dec 9, 2013
Protests continue in Ukraine over the government's refusal to join the European Union. A look at why the economy is at the heart of it all.
Posted In: ukraine, protests, European Union, Russia, Yanukovych

The economics behind the protests in Ukraine

Dec 2, 2013
The economic choices underlying those protests in Ukraine that are all over the news today.
Posted In: ukraine, Russia, European Union

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