Putin understands FIFA in a way most other heads of state don't
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And yet for some inexplicable reason, Congress keeps asking the Defense Department to do more things, including scientific research and global infrastructure projects.
A proposed law would compel companies to add digital protection
The boss of investment bank Bear Stearns until 1993, he was embittered about the firm's near collapse in 2008
An incredulous local banker turned the state's first brewmasters down for a loan, asking “You’re going to sell a bunch of froufrou beer to South Mississippians?”
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Budget balance: -1.7%
Current account: -9.6%
Sovereign credit rating: B+/Stable
Stock market: -78%
A huge expansion of credit and high exposure to foreign currency-denominated debt has driven up inflation in Ukraine to 25%, the highest in Europe, while the overheating of the domestic economy has caused the country's current account deficit as a percentage of GDP to jump to 9.6% this year from 4.3% in 2007. With dwindling capital reserves and slowing economic growth, Ukraine has turned to the International Monetary Fund for help. It’s currently negotiating a $14 billion cash injection to stave off short-term defaults.