Archive for March 1st, 2014

Russia executes de facto takeover of Crimea region

March 1, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia executed a de facto military takeover of a strategic region in Ukraine as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to proceed to protect Russian interests. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react to the swift takeover of Crimea by Russian...
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Pakistani Taliban announces ceasefire to revive peace talks

March 1, 2014
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By Katharine Houreld and Mehreen Zahra-Malik
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Buffett posts record profit but loses again to S&P

March 1, 2014
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reeled in record profits in 2013 as its wide-ranging businesses capitalized on the improving U.S. economy, though its performance again failed to keep pace with the surging S&P 500.
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Crimean leader claims control, asks Putin for help

March 1, 2014
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SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The pro-Russian leader of Ukraine’s Crimea region claimed control of the military and police there Saturday and appealed to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for help in keeping peace, sharpening the discord between the two Slavic neighbor countries.
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Obama to Russia: There will be ‘costs’ for Ukraine

March 1, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning Russia “there will be costs” for any military maneuvers it launches in Ukraine, a move U.S. and Ukrainian officials say they believe to be already underway.
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Has Wall Street finally beat ‘The Oracle of Omaha’?

March 1, 2014
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By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) – A five-year bull market may have finally outdueled one of the U.S. stock market’s biggest bulls, and Warren Buffett will probably tell investors on Saturday that his 43-year run of beating the Street has come to an end.
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Obama issues blunt warning to Russia

March 1, 2014
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Obama issues blunt warning to Russia

President Barack Obama bluntly warned Russia on Friday that it will face international condemnation as well as unspecified “costs” for any military intervention in neighboring Ukraine. A senior U.S. official said Washington could boycott a major international summit to be hosted by Russia in June and reject Moscow’s efforts to promote trade with the...
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Earnings of Blackstone’s Schwarzman reach $374.5 million in 2013

March 1, 2014
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By Greg Roumeliotis (Reuters) – Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman’s earnings from dividends and pay soared by 75 percent to $374.5 million in 2013, underpinning his firm’s strong profits in real estate, private equity, credit and hedge funds, the company’s annual report showed on Friday.
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The Real Wolf of Wall Street

March 1, 2014
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The Real Wolf of Wall Street

If you are one of the very few who hasn’t watched “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” join the club. While I was contemplating whether or not I should watch the movie, I saw this infographic and now I am dead set on watching the movie this weekend. The following infographic sheds light on the...
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