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Here's Why the Russian Ruble Is Collapsing

businessweek.com — The Russian economy has been in trouble for months, but last night, things got absurdly bad. The value of the ruble dropped as much as 19 percent in the last 24 hours, the worst single-day drop for the ruble in 16 years.

Wells Fargo Let Executive Stay In Mansion It Foreclosed On

businessinsider.com — There are all kinds of stories of mis-aligned incentives in the foreclosure process. Banks get very little money for modifying them, and it's not even worth their trouble. Other foreclosure service providers get paid quite a lot and don't want anything to slow down the process. And then there's this...

Confirmed: KFC Has A MONSTER Hit On Its Hands With The Double Down

businessinsider.com — The initial reaction to the KFC Double Down -- a heart-stopping bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two pieces of chicken for the "bun" -- is huge. Business Insider stopped by a location in NYC this evening and confirmed that demand is through the roof.

Why the Greek Stock Market Is Crashing Again

businessweek.com — Yesterday we wrote that it was time to start paying attention to Greece again. The general gist: By early next year, the Greek Parliament needs to vote on a new president (a largely ceremonial role). If no candidate can get 180 votes (out of the 300 seats in Parliament), snap elections will be held.

Small Businesses Say Taxes Are Their Biggest Problem

businessweek.com — On Tuesday morning, the latest National Federation of Independent Business's Small Business Optimism survey was released, showing that small businesses are feeling sunnier than at any time since the financial crisis. The highlight of the report was a huge surge in the percentage of small business owners who think the U.S.

It's Time To Start Paying Attention To Greece Again

businessweek.com — It's been awhile since Greece was front page news, so here's a refresher: A few years ago, it looked as though Greece might be forced to leave the Eurozone, as investors lost faith in the country's ability to pay its debts.

At A Mobile Company, A Surprise Buyback

businessinsider.com — So King Digital, the company that makes Candy Crush, just announced a $150 million share buyback. That's the lion's share of the $177 million that the company made in the quarter. You can read the earnings announcement here. Anyway, this isn't the first time that King (which hasn't been public very long) has returned cash to shareholders.

Why Covering The Markets Is So Fun

businessinsider.com.au — After 6 fantastic years, today is my last day at Business Insider. Nich Carlson wrote about that here. While my responsibilities have broadened some over the years, I've really developed a love of covering the markets, and that's what I'll be doing at my next job.

Why Covering The Markets Is So Fun

businessinsider.com — After 6 fantastic years, today is my last day at Business Insider. Nich Carlson wrote about that here. While my responsibilities have broadened some over the years, I've really developed a love of covering the markets, and that's what I'll be doing at my next job.

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Dec 20, 2014

RT @DavidSchawel: MosPrime overnight lending rate up another 5% today to 29.9%. Banks need liquidity & this could be trouble http://t.co/Sb…

Dec 19, 2014

@mattyglesias @Noahpinion Sure. But then, if inflation signifies th gap being filled, why the need to then let it run hot for awhile.

Dec 19, 2014

@Noahpinion I don’t know. I guess that we seem to be closing the output gap even with subdued inflation.

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