Russia is planning for low oil prices for years Putin's ... double what it actually was. The slump in oil prices forced the government to slash spending. That hurt everyday Russians, who were already struggling with rising prices and falling wages. Some even took to the streets in rare public protests. 10/15/2016 - 10:14 am | View Link
Russia is planning for low oil prices for years President Vladimir Putin's government has just set a draft budget for the next ... In 2015, the Russian government originally based its budget on an average price of $100, double what it actually was. The slump in oil prices forced the government to ... 10/14/2016 - 5:32 pm | View Link
Russia is planning for low oil prices for years Putin's ... double what it actually was. The slump in oil prices forced the government to slash spending. That hurt everyday Russians, who were already struggling with rising prices and falling wages. Some even took to the streets in rare public protests. 10/13/2016 - 11:24 pm | View Link
Cheap oil roils ruble, but Russia bears the pain Wags were quick to note that it will soon meet Vladimir Putin's stratospheric public approval ratings ... and other basic necessities – while business investment has virtually stalled amid double-digit interest rates. Yet well over a year into Russia's ... 01/19/2016 - 11:00 am | View Link
Oil prices at 12-year-lows, dragging down the Russian currency Wags were quick to note that it will soon meet Vladimir Putin’s stratospheric public approval ratings ... and other basic necessities – while business investment has virtually stalled amid double-digit interest rates. Yet well over a year into Russia ... 01/19/2016 - 11:00 am | View Link
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Russia’s Eurasian Union Could Endanger the Neighborhood ... In the fall of 2011, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed forming a Eurasian Union (EAU) with Kazakhstan and Belarus. In November 2011, the presidents of these ... 04/16/2017 - 1:26 am | View Website
Cronyism Cronyism is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and ... 04/13/2017 - 7:09 pm | View Website
Flickr/EleazarThis is a guest post by Mrs. Mad Money Monster. She shares her story for us on relationships gone awry — both romantic and financial — but hey, at least she now gets some great blog posts out of it, eh? Take it away MMM … Thanks for divulging!
Have you ever considered how vastly different your life would be if you made different decisions?
Starbucks' Unicorn Frappucino might give good photo opp, but Anthony Bourdain thinks it's trash.
The inbred show-dog of Starbucks drinks was the target of Bourdain's disdain in a recent interview with Town & Country. He can't seem to comprehend how this wretched, unnaturally colorful thing exists but he's clearly not a fan.
SEE ALSO: I am the founder of Starbucks and I am begging you to stop buying the Unicorn Frappuccino
Tell us how you really feel, Mr.
Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesAround 2013, Netflix began to see the writing on the wall: The days of licensing a back catalog of great TV shows for dirt cheap were numbered.
The TV and film industry titans were realizing how valuable streaming rights were, which meant that getting them would become increasingly difficult over time for Netflix, especially as more services jumped into the market.
Netflix made the decision that it would have to start making its own shows and movies, starting with “House of Cards.”
The huge investment Netflix has made in “originals” over the last few years — $6 billion in 2017 alone — has paid off in a string of hits that have not only won fan loyalty, but also gotten the internet buzzing over and over again.
Kyle WalkerYou may not know your neighbors by name, but you can at least know them by education level.
Kyle Walker, an assistant professor of geography at Texas Christian University, has created an interactive dot map visualizing US neighborhoods by educational attainment.
Each dot represents between 25-500 people over the age of 25, and each is color-coded based on how far those people have gone in school.
Carl Court/GettyImagesModern technology enables stock markets to be faster and more complex than ever.
But while the speed of order executions are infinitely more impressive across the board, the conceptual backbone behind the stock market itself hasn’t changed much. In fact, the model we use today for settling trades and ensuring proper share ownership is still based on the one initially created in the 17th Century.
A DECENTRALIZATION OF EQUITIES?
Today’s infographic comes to us from Equibit, and it envisions what a decentralized securities platform could look like.
In such a paradigm, the settlement of trades would not occur through centralized transfer agents, but instead through a blockchain with this feature “built in”.
The application of blockchain technology could take the modernization of the stock market one step further.