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Vladimir Putin's Natural Gas Deal Weakens Russia's Hand in Ukraine — KiEV, Ukraine ( TheStreet) -- Falling global energy prices have turned Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine from an imperial Russian triumph into a potentially significant setback for his country's economy. Hard currency reserves are evaporating while western financial sanctions sap the ruble and Ukraine's government continues to turn the country away from Russia and toward Western Europe.

Liberia Braces for Next National Crisis: A Crude Oil Boom — NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Forget Ebola. The next big thing to come out of Liberia may be crude oil. Since 2010, the government has awarded exploration rights for eight offshore blocks to bidders including Exxon Mobil , Chevron and Anadarko Petroleum . In addition, four new blocks are scheduled to conclude bidding this week.

The Poems of Catullus: A Bilingual Edition (9780520253865): Gaius Valerius Catullus, Peter Green: Books — The Poems of Catullus: A Bilingual Edition (9780520253865): Gaius Valerius Catullus, Peter Green: Books

Grandparents Can Make Early ‘529’ Gifts — So you just threw your daughter a big wedding. Now comes the not-so-obvious next step: setting up "529" plans for the future grandchildren. If that seems like rushing things, think again. With the average four-year price of a private college nearing $165,000 and rising 3.7% a year, anxious families are looking at lots of strategies for helping future grandchildren get a college education.

Energy, Politics and Putin: Russia's Gas Power Play Traps Europe — NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Over the past two decades, as Russia grew to provide more than one-third of the European Union's natural gas, state-controlled OAO Gazprom has assembled a network of holding companies, ownership stakes in energy and finance firms, and the support of friendly politicians across both continents that has allowed President Vladimir Putin to use the mammoth energy company's web of influence as a tool of Russian statecraft.

Austria's Case Against Holocaust Survivor's Son Over Restitution Claim Falls Apart — Austria's efforts to jail the son of a Jewish Holocaust survivor for trying to reclaim family property seized by the Nazis appear to have fallen apart, after a senior government official said the Austrian state has no claim against the man, Stephan Templ, a 54-year-old journalist and architectural h...

Offshore Wind Turbines Could Tame Hurricanes — Could an armada of giant windmills reduce damage from the next big hurricane? A study by scientists at Stanford University and the University of Delaware suggests that U.S. coastal cities could be spared by installing tens of thousands of gigantic wind turbines offshore in arrays up to 20 miles long.

Art Glass Offers Clear Advantages to Collectors — There was a time when glass was a craft. But in recent years it has become something more: an established art form, and an attractive-and affordable-investment. "Art glass is a great way to begin collecting art because there is so much available at so many price points," says Carina Villinger, head of 20th century decorative art and design at Christie's.

Alicia Glen + Bill de Blasio: House + Home in New York — In the big, green deep Alicia Glen has a habit of swimming with sharks and surviving. As head of Goldman Sachs' Urban Investing Group for more than a decade, she piloted the notoriously hard-nosed financial group into projects with a social impact - and solid cash returns.

How to Own a Vacation Home-With Someone Else — Figuring out how to share a vacation home is no day at the beach. But it may be the only way to have a day at the beach at all. That's because the price of second homes is rising, and few people have enough cash to buy one on their own, let alone enough vacation time to justify the purchase.
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Dec 17, 2014

@UncleGoodAdvice @metronewyork @MetroBOS @julianneaerts Actually all three covers are great, but Poynter did plug the Philly cover.

Dec 16, 2014

Our Philly paper is Poynters' front page of the day: @Newseum @NYTMetro

Dec 10, 2014

Naked madman convicted of fatally stabbing neighbors via @nypost

Dec 10, 2014

@KaterinaSokou actually, all it means is that certain governments have the fewest scruples and the greatest trust in their own impunity

Nov 20, 2014

Ezra Klein was very good at one thing. But vox is like the all-marshmallow diet. #beltwaybums #newsdeath

Nov 13, 2014

RT @JDSalant: After years of shrinking DC regional coverage, the @starledger and now the @TexasTribune add staff.… via @fishbowldc

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