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Ukraine forces attack rebel positions, Putin growls

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of “parasites”.<p>His decision quickly drew fire from …

Pro-Russian rebels capture police HQ in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Interior Ministry headquarters in eastern Ukraine's largest city fell to pro-Russia separatists Tuesday after a five-hour …

Russia's economic crisis deepens as EU readies fresh sanctions over Ukraine

New sanctions against Russian companies could be imposed after the collapse of the Ukraine ceasefire<p>The collapse of Ukraine’s ceasefire has shattered hopes for a quick end to the crisis in the Donbass, setting off fresh capital flight from Russia and raising the spectre of further Western sanctions …

More fighting in Ukraine as ministers prepare Berlin meeting

BERLIN/KIEV (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine agreed in Berlin on Wednesday to hold three-way talks involving pro-Moscow rebels by Saturday to pave the way for a new ceasefire, despite continued fighting that Kiev says has now killed 200 of its troops.<p>“It is a clear commitment …

32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad

Easy to get wrong. And easy to get right.<p>While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And …

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7 Things Great Leaders Always Do (but Mere Managers Always Fear)

Are you a great leader or a mere manager? Here's how to tell the difference.<p>When I think about the difference between <i>great leaders</i> and <i>mere managers</i>, I think back to a day when I put my foot in my mouth.<p>I was working as a lawyer for a giant government bureaucracy then. One of my bosses had a fancy …

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Stocks close mixed as tech rebound fades

Stocks closed mixed Thursday as the market gave back most of its earlier gains and a tech stock rebound faded.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30 points, or 0.2%, to 16,548, after earlier topping its record close and rising as high as 16,622.95. The blue-chip index closed at a record high of …

Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Sending Treasury $10.2 Billion After Posting First Quarter Profits

Despite home prices that grew at a meager 0.4% rate during the first quarter of 2014, government-backed mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were able to turn a profit during the quarter, albeit smaller profits than what they earned during the same time in 2013, the companies …

India admits Delhi matches Beijing for air pollution threatening public health

India's state air monitoring centre has admitted that pollution in Delhi is comparable to that of Beijing, but disputed a World Health Organisation (WHO) finding that the Indian capital had the dirtiest atmosphere in the world.<p>A study of 1,600 cities across 91 countries released on Wednesday by the …