Why the United States and Latin America Need a New Venezuela Strategy Price increases for consumer goods combined with severe shortages of necessary supplies and the precipitous decline in oil prices over the past year, have caused a recession in Venezuela and triggered mass protests ... with Putin's Russia, destabilization ... 05/21/2015 - 6:48 am | View Link
Putin’s Boy Scout Army In 2012, Rosmolodyozh, the state agency responsible for youth policy, offered to pay clubs to rehabilitate “extremists” who had taken part in protests against Putin’s return to the presidency ... That’s more than double the amount allocated as ... 05/1/2015 - 4:42 am | View Link
Putin Cracks Down on Critics, But Winds Up Looking Vulnerable Falling oil prices and international sanctions have poisoned Russia’s economy at the root, sending the ruble plunging by 45 percent against the dollar in the past six months. Inflation is already in double ... mass protests against Putin’s return ... 01/8/2015 - 4:50 am | View Link
Saudi-wielded oil price is double-edged sword Fears of prolonged lower prices have already reduced US oil and gas investment for 2014 by 37 percent. The Saudis have ignored the protests of other OPEC members ... Much of Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity has been based not just on ... 12/23/2014 - 2:29 am | View Link
Putin under pressure to show he can cure Russia's economic ills Putin's popularity ratings are sky high and he has not faced any big protests over the economic decline ... danger for the president is the economy, under the double pressure of sanctions and falling oil prices," commentator Kirill Rogov wrote in the ... 11/30/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
US Top News and Analysis More than 40 percent of people with individual health plans say it is very or somewhat difficult to pay their premiums. 05/22/2015 - 5:45 am | View Website
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Central Asia’s Cheap Oil Double Whammy | Foreign Policy Central Asia’s Cheap Oil Double Whammy. Lower oil prices and a tottering Russian economy are multiplying headaches from Baku to Bishkek. But that could be a boost ... 05/22/2015 - 1:27 am | View Website
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Exxon Starts 'Most Controversial Oil Rig in the World' there’s gotta be a way for the US govt to put a stop to this and fine Exxon with billions of dollars of fines and penalties and possible jail time on the CEOS for ... 05/21/2015 - 12:12 pm | View Website
While Uber Technologies Inc. has been quietly setting up shop in Pittsburgh for its Advanced Technologies Center, the company's test cars that are now hitting the road are less inconspicuous.
If the words "Uber Advanced Technologies Center" emblazoned on the side of the vehicle weren't enough of a giveaway, the device rotating on the top of the vehicle signals this isn't your average Ford.
"This vehicle is part of our early research efforts regarding mapping, safety and autonomy systems," Uber…