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Russia's Steep Rate Increase Fails to Stem Ruble's Decline
Business  (tags: business, consumers, government, corporate, finance, investing, investments, investors, marketing, money, news, oil, politics, society, world, russia )

Frank
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
"Despite the Russian central bank's extraordinary move to defend the currency, the ruble's value continued to slide on Tuesday, presenting President Vladimir V. Putin with an acute set of political and economic challenges"-newyorktimes.com
Paul Krugman Reveals Why Congress' Wall Street Giveaway Is a Catastrophe in the Making
Business  (tags: banks, financial reform, securities, Wall Street )

Freya
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
The financial industry bought a Congress and is reaping great returns already.
ACTION AMIGOS! TTIP: A Recipe for Disaster
Business  (tags: Corporations Transnational )

Dimitris
- 1 day ago - action.wdm.org.uk
"The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade deal between the EU and US that could hand over the control of our food to big business so that corporate profits, not safety, would determine what we eat."
THE ECONOMICS OF FRACKING: Junk Bonds Fuel the Shale Boom
Business  (tags: environment, destruction, junk bonds, ecosystems, fracking, frack is whack, business, investments, dishonesty, finance, ethics, marketing, money, oil, politics, corruption, economy )

Cal
- 1 day ago - businessweek.com
The U.S. drive for energy independence is backed by a surge in junk bonds that has been as vital to the boom as the breakthroughs in drilling technology.
2,800-Year-Old Farm Discovered Near Rosh Ha'Ayin
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Greeks, assyrians, Hanukkah )

Barbara
- 1 day ago - israelnationalnews.com
Stunning find in coastal region reveals ancient farmhouse and rare coin with Alexander's name on it, testifying to Greek presence.
Pakistan in Mourning After Taliban School Attack
World  (tags: violence, terrorism, Pakistan, Taliban militants, murder, school children, VIDEO )

Beatrice
- 1 day ago - telegraph.co.uk
Pakistan held a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 132 students and nine staff at a school in the city of Peshawar in an attack that shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.
Police Raid Homes of Anti-Arab Activists, 10 Arrested
World  (tags: Israel, anti-arab activists, arrests )

Barbara
- 23 hours ago - haaretz.com
Chairman of ultra right-wing group Lehava among those arrested for incitement; members of the organization were charged this week with arson at bilingual Jerusalem school.
European Parliament Resolution on Recognition of Palestine Statehood
World  (tags: European Parliament, resolution on Palestine statehood, vote Dec.17, 2014, the "Spanish solution", Israel, Palestine, ME, "peace process" )

Angelika
- 22 hours ago - europarl.europa.eu
The European Parliament supports "in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced". The watered down EP resolution.
Hamas Senior Officials at Movement's 27th Anniversary Celebrations: We Will Not Recognize Zionist Entity or Be Satisfied With A
World  (tags: Hamas, Gaza, Israel )

David
- 20 hours ago - memri.org
The article includes translated excerpts from speeches by Hamas officials and photos from various rallies and marches and from the military parade. They also warned of an impending "explosion" if Gaza does not receive the recovery funds it was promised.
'Hey Doc, I Have Poop Disorder': 6 'Diseases' Big Pharma Is Trying to Make You Believe You Suffer From
Health & Wellness  (tags: medicine, Big Pharma, hypochondria, pills, diseases, disorders )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Have you ever noticed how Big Pharma in the United States has things exactly backward? Instead of developing new pills that people need like non-addictive painkillers and antibiotics for resistant infections, it develops new diseases.
 
 
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