Kiev says Russian troops have entered eastern Ukraine

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img Kiev said Thursday that Russian forces have seized the coastal town of Novoazovsk and several villages near the border with Russia, part of a wider assault on a new front that is raising fears in the West that Moscow is undertaking an outright invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council and the European Counci

Draghi dials R for Reform. Line is busy

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img Two years ago, euro zone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi's every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. What has happened to 'Super Mario's' mojo?

For financial markets, Draghi's words still count. But therein lies a problem - his promise in 2012 to do "whatever it takes" to save the euro has reassured investors and driven down government borrow

Orders for Durable Goods in U.S. Surge on Aircraft Demand

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img Orders for U.S. durable goods jumped in July by the most on record as bookings surged for commercial aircraft. Demand for business equipment eased after the biggest gain in seven months.

Bookings for all goods meant to last at least three years rose 22.6 percent, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. A U.K. air show helped spark a 318 percent jump in plane orders, the most since Ja

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case | Top Forex Brokers

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img International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister,... moreShare it now!

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

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img Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has been placed under formal investigation in France for her alleged involvement in a long-running fraud case.

Under French law, a formal investigation means prosecutors believe they have serious evidence implicating a suspect in a crime. It does not necessarily lead to charges or a trial.

Jobless Claims in U.S. Little Changed as Economy Strengthens | Top Forex Brokers

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img The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was little changed last week near the lowest level in seven years as employers held on to staff in an improving economy.... moreShare it now!

Pending home sales climb 3.3% in July to reach 11-month high

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img A gauge of pending home sales rose 3.3% in July to reach the highest level in 11 months, signaling that upcoming closings of existing homes are likely to speed up, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. The index of pending home sales hit a seasonally adjusted 105.9 in July, compared with 102.5 in June. Low mortgage rates, moderating home-price growth and more homes for sale are

How to protect your retirement from the next big crash

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img The market has been setting all-time highs — it's up almost 200% since the lows of March 2009. Over three-quarters, 77%, of companies reporting earnings beat estimates. We can look forward to the market rise that historically occurs after midterm elections.

I think we're on track to see 18,000 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.07%

While the market seems to be on a positive track,

Russia's first McDonald's shut down

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img Russian officials have shut four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, including the first to open in the city nearly 25 years ago at the end of the Cold War.

McDonald's (MCD) said the restaurants were closed Wednesday following a claim by Russia's federal consumer agency. Local media said the agency accused the company of "sanitary violations."

Jobless Claims in U.S. Declined More Than Forecast | Top Forex Brokers

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img The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state... moreShare it now!

Consumer Prices in U.S. Rise at Slowest Pace in Five Months

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img The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in July at the slowest pace in five months, indicating price pressures remain limited even as the economy picks up.

The consumer price index increased 0.1 percent, matching the median forecast of 80 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, after rising 0.3 percent the prior month, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. Stripping out volatile food

China targets executive pay at state-owned firms

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img President Xi Jinping has pledged to limit executive pay at China's powerful state-owned companies, the latest point of emphasis in a sustained austerity campaign.

"State-owned companies must realize more equitable salary levels," Xi said, according to state news agency Xinhua. "Unusually high executive salaries must be regulated."

Morgan Stanley Enabled Rosneft as No. 1 Until Crimea Grab

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img Long before the Ukraine crisis ruptured U.S.-Russian relations, Vladimir Putin and his right-hand man, Igor Sechin, hosted then-Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer John Mack at an exclusive reception at Putin’s Novo-Ogaryovo estate outside Moscow.

According to the Kremlin, Putin thanked Mack and a few other foreign bankers at the October 2006 gathering for leading the $10 billion initial pu

Yen Poised for Weekly Decline as Demand for Haven Wanes | Top Forex Brokers

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img The yen fell and headed for a weekly decline versus the dollar as investor demand for haven assets was damped by easing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Iraq and bets... moreShare it now!

Obama Donors Embrace Corporate Inversions He Criticizes

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img President Barack Obama has been bashing companies that pursue offshore mergers to reduce taxes. He hasn’t talked about the people behind the deals -- some of whom are his biggest donors.

Executives, advisers and directors involved in some of the tax-cutting transactions include Blair Effron, an investment banker who hosted Obama for a May fundraiser at his two-level, 9,000-square-foot apartmen

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