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Ex-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Was Right About The Russian Stock Market

Carney, then the White House press secretary, said in March that the only thing to do as an investor in Russia was to short stocks, or bet that the price of stocks would fall.<p>Here's the exchange, via the White House:<p>Q: The Russian stock market is soaring the last couple days. Is this a sign that …

Russian crisis turns systemic as rouble crashes 13pc

Russia's central bank is letting the rouble plunge as the path of least resistance, but this is becoming dangerous as fear spreads<p>Russia is in the grip of full-blown currency crisis after a panic scramble for dollars sent the rouble crashing 13pc, with contagion spreading to Brazil, Indonesia and …

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Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It

In a strange move, the Justice Department issued a memo allowing Native Americans to grow marijuana on their lands. But after a troubled history with …

The system is broken: How the midterms expose our dying democracy

<b>Rick Scott, Mitch McConnell, Joni Ernst (AP/Phil Sears/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Justin Hayworth/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Regardless of how they turn out, the midterms have revealed our government to be broken and corrupt<p>Elias Isquith<p>November 5, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>In a provocative essay published over …

Three U.S. citizens last seen with police in Mexico are found dead

Three U.S. citizens who were in Mexico visiting their father and were last seen in the custody of police have been killed along with a friend, authorities said Friday.<p>Their bodies, each with a gunshot to the head, have been identified by relatives, authorities in the border state of Tamaulipas …

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