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  • Ukraine Says Russian Forces Among Separatists as Battles Ensue

    Updated 1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    Ukraine began an offensive against separatists in its restive east, recapturing an airport amid claims that Russian special forces were supporting the anti- government groups.

  • Ukraine Conflict Escalation May Yield Stronger NATO Moves

    Updated 1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    Ukraine’s offensive against pro- Russian separatists may have escalated the conflict to the point where NATO could be compelled to mount a stronger show of force to deter any Russian moves beyond eastern Ukraine.

  • Billionaire Hedge Fund Chiefs Join Ricketts’ Political Group

    Updated 2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    Two billionaire hedge fund executives have joined Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts’ super- political action committee as it works to elect Republicans to the Senate and House, according to a U.S. Federal Election Commission report.

  • Emerging Stocks Fall Most in Month Amid Chinese Slowdown

    Updated 3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    Emerging-market stocks dropped the most in a month after data showed a decline in Chinese lending and the weakest money-supply expansion on record, adding to concern about a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

  • Dollar Gains as Ukraine Crisis Stokes Demand for Safety

    Updated 2 hours, 1 minute ago

    The dollar rose for a third day as tension in Ukraine prompted traders to seek refuge in the world’s reserve currency and on speculation Japan may be moving closer to starting another round of economic stimulus.

  • U.S. Stocks Rebound as Treasuries Climb, Commodities Slip

    Updated 1 hour, 1 minute ago

    U.S. stocks climbed for a second day as optimism grew over corporate earnings and the Nasdaq Composite Index rebounded after falling near its average level for the past 200 days. Treasuries rose amid increasing tensions in Ukraine, while emerging markets slumped on signs China’s economy is slowing.

  • Ukraine Moves Against Separatists as Medvedev Evokes Specter of Civil War

    Updated 2 hours, 1 minute ago

    Ukraine unleashed an offensive to dislodge militants from cities in the eastern Donetsk region as authorities in the capital Kiev said Russian special forces were identified among the anti-government groups.

  • U.S. Leaves Open Military Aid to Ukraine, Clash Escalates

    The Obama administration left the door open to providing some military assistance to Ukraine while ruling out providing arms or other “lethal” aid at this time.

  • Iran Complains About U.S. Visa Refusal for Envoy

    Iran filed a complaint to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing “serious concern” over the Obama administration’s refusal to grant a visa to an Iranian diplomat tied to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

  • Tax Havens Leave U.S. Filers $1,259 Tab Each, Report Says

    Updated 2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    U.S. taxpayers would need to pay an average of $1,259 more a year to make up the federal and state taxes lost to corporations and individuals sheltering money in overseas tax havens, according to a report.

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