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The origin story of Russian oligarchs

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Pedestrians walk past the yacht "Lady M", owned by Russian oligarch Alexei Mordashov, docked at Imperia's harbor, on March 5, 2022. - Italian police seized the yacht on March 5, 2022 after the European Union targeted Mordashov and other Kremlin-linked oligarchs following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Andrea BERNARDI / AFP) (Photo by ANDREA BERNARDI/AFP via Getty Images)

Pedestrians walk past the yacht "Lady M", owned by Russian oligarch Alexei Mordashov, docked at Imperia's harbor, on March 5, 2022. - Italian police seized the yacht on March 5, 2022 after the European Union targeted Mordashov and other Kremlin-linked oligarchs following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Andrea BERNARDI / AFP) (Photo by ANDREA BERNARDI/AFP via Getty Images) Andrea Bernardi/AFP via Getty Images

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Though wages are rising, inflation is winning the race

by Marielle Segarra Mar 10, 2022
Some economists figured wages would get ahead of the inflation rate this year. That was before Russia invaded Ukraine.

Public transit could get a boost from high gas prices

by Savannah Maher Mar 10, 2022
Bus and train ridership has dipped since the start of the pandemic. High fuel prices, spurred in part by the war in Ukraine, may change that.

How has the war in Ukraine affected global hunger?

by Kai Ryssdal and Richard Cunningham Mar 10, 2022
Even if globally significant crops in the Ukraine and Russia are eventually harvested, the chief economist of the UN World Food Programme warns they may not make it out of either country.

Among the aid Ukrainian refugees can expect: cold, hard cash

by Stephanie Hughes Mar 10, 2022
Red Cross founder Clara Barton gave cash to war refugees in the 1870s. Now, aid organizations say it empowers refugees more than in-kind aid.

Who are the Russian oligarchs being sanctioned, and how did they get so rich?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Mar 10, 2022
Their fates and fortunes are tied closely to Vladimir Putin's.

Could U.K. fracking wean Europe off its addiction to Russian gas?

by Stephen Beard Mar 10, 2022
The government says it is mulling the possibility of lifting the fracking suspension to ease the energy crisis caused by the invasion of Ukraine.

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