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Economic battle over Ukraine heats up

March 4, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The battle over Ukraine’s future is also economic: on Tuesday, Russia cranked up the pressure by ending discounts on its natural gas supplies, while the U.S. and European Union offered quick-fix aid to the beleaguered government.
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Obama 2015 budget funnels money into roads, school, economy-bolstering programs

March 4, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs, handing Democrats a playbook for their election-year themes of creating jobs and narrowing the income gap between rich and poor.
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Robust earnings, lowering of Ukraine tension help FTSE rebound

March 4, 2014
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By Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 rebounded from two-week lows on Tuesday, recouping its losses in the previous session, with the perception that tensions between Russia and Ukraine were easing and robust earnings boosting investors’ risk appetite.
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S&P hits record as Ukraine-Russia tension eases

March 4, 2014
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 at a record high, as fears of a confrontation between Russia and Ukraine eased and Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no need to use military force in the Crimea region for now.
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Putin: Russia reserves right to use force in Ukraine

March 4, 2014
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow reserves the right to use all means to protect Russians in Ukraine as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev. Tensions remained high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea with troops loyal to Moscow firing warning shots to ward...
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Sam Brownback: The possible 2014 contender no one’s talking about

March 4, 2014
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Sam Brownback: The possible 2014 contender no one’s talking about


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TV decoder maker Pace’s full-year earnings rise on US demand

March 4, 2014
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March 4 (Reuters) – British TV-decoder maker Pace Plc (Other OTC: PCMXF – news) reported a 22.5 percent rise in full-year core earnings,driven by soaring demand for its next-generation media serversin North America.
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TV decoder maker Pace’s full-year earnings rise on U.S. demand

March 4, 2014
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(Reuters) – British TV-decoder maker Pace Plc reported a 22.5 percent rise in full-year core earnings, driven by soaring demand for its next-generation media servers in North America.
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Crimean village sharply divided by crisis

March 4, 2014
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NOVO-OZERNE, Ukraine (AP) — For years, the little Crimean town was closed off from the rest of the world, a secretive community, at the edge of a key Soviet naval base, sealed by roadblocks and armed guards.
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Obama thrust into fabled role as leader of the ‘West’

March 4, 2014
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Washington (AFP) – His first instinct was to pivot to Asia, then Barack Obama was dragged back into the Middle East: now he must play a role born in the Cold War — leader of the “West.”
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