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The Worst Of Times In Russia

Russians are battling to survive the effects of inflation and declining wages — almost 20 million now live in poverty — forcing many to spend more than half of their income on food.
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Alibaba Expected To Report Robust Q4 Earnings

The Chinese e-commerce giant, which beat analysts’ expectations in the previous quarter, is likely to report a 33 percent yearly rise in revenue.
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China Plans $12B Investment In Civil Aviation

The investment will be used to improve infrastructure, particularly through construction of new airports, in the world’s most populous country.
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Scottish Nationalists Eye Election Win

On Thursday, London will vote for a new mayor and the Scots for their Parliament, while Wales and Northern Ireland will elect members to their local assemblies.
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No Country For Bad Content

At the Milken Global Conference, A-list execs like CBS’ Les Moonves dished on Netflix, China — and why star quality is more important than ever.
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Corporations Chastised For ‘Reckless’ Behavior

Companies are eating themselves alive to satisfy shareholders, said Stanley Druckenmiller, a hedge fund titan and former lieutenant of George Soros.
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Either Way, Tesla Beats Estimates

For the first quarter, the maker of electric cars lost $282 million, according to SEC standards, or $75 million, according to CEO Elon Musk.
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Has ‘Stop Trump’ Been Stopped?

With Ted Cruz ending his race for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump becomes — as he has already called himself — the presumptive nominee.

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Hulu’s Plan To Conquer The Post-Cable World

With a live TV service in the works and HBO-like originals such as “The Path” and “The Mindy Project,” Hulu is challenging Amazon and Netflix.
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Syria Truce To Cover Aleppo

The agreement comes amid fears that a ceasefire deal negotiated by the U.S. and Russia was starting to fall apart.
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More Proof Promised In Bitcoin Mystery

Australian businessman Craig Wright says he'll offer more evidence that he created the cybercurrency, after critics questioned his initial claim.
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A Long Way From Home

For Syrian refugees, Brazil offers a safe and legal haven, but the troubled economy has many questioning their long-term future in Latin America.