Apple Temporarily Halts Online Sales in Russia Due to 'Extremely Sharp' Ruble Fluctuations Apple has temporarily halted online sales in Russia due to fluctuations in the value of the ruble, reports Bloomberg. The online store will be down until Apple is able to revise its prices in the country. "Our online store in Russia is currently ... 12/16/2014 - 6:53 am | View Link
Toyota Expects Flat 2014 Sales in Russia Despite Car Market Slump Toyota Motor Corp expects to keep its sales in Russia at last year's levels despite a market ... the automaker faced a safety crisis in the United States and production halts after the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The company's target to sell 1 million vehicles ... 10/1/2014 - 6:14 pm | View Link
Germany halts weapons exports to Russia The European Union has been discussing the possibility of a blanket arms-sales ban for several weeks. Kiev has repeatedly accused Russia of supporting separatists by supplying them with weapons. In March this year, Sigmar Gabriel, the German economics ... 04/24/2014 - 5:54 am | View Link
An Energy Weapon vs. Russia? First, in the current crisis, it could deter Putin from using the gas weapon, lest he encourage Europeans to make concerted efforts to shift their long-term gas procurement to the United States when that becomes possible in a few years. Second, in future ... 03/4/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
Russia – Ford to begin EcoSport sales in October 2014 It will take a while for Russia to get into an EcoSport and drive, as the Blue Oval, according to a Carobka report, has told local news channels that the vehicle will not launch before October 2014. Unlike Europe which gets its EcoSport from the Indian ... 12/3/2013 - 10:14 pm | View Link
Russia–Ukraine gas disputes The Russia–Ukraine gas disputes refer to a number of disputes between Ukrainian oil and gas company Naftohaz Ukrayiny and Russian gas supplier Gazprom over natural ... 02/27/2015 - 10:21 am | View Website
Israel halts drone sale to Ukraine to avoid irking Russia ... The Foreign Ministry has halted a drone sale to Ukraine out of fears the deal would antagonize Russia, an ally of breakaway regions in east Ukraine, Channel 2 ... 02/27/2015 - 8:33 am | View Website
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France halts amphibious assault ship sale to Russia The Russian military under Putin quickly realised that they didn't produce the best weapons in the world and that they could do no wrong with buying stuff ... 02/26/2015 - 1:42 pm | View Website
Apple halts online sales to Russia as the ruble plunges in ... According to reporters at Bloomberg, Apple is shutting down its online sales to Russia because of the "extreme fluctuations" in its currency, the ruble. 02/26/2015 - 1:35 pm | View Website
The Woodland Park Zoo announced Friday that it will send its two endangered Asian elephants, Bamboo and Chai, to the Oklahoma City Zoo so they can be part of a larger social herd.
Critics of the zoo's elephant exhibit have argued for years that the exhibit should be closed and the elephants sent to a sanctuary in California.
Byrd was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball during the 2012 season after testing positive for a substance that can reduce side effects of steroid use and increase testosterone.
The Reds got Byrd in a trade with Philadelphia in December to play left field, a trouble spot for the last two years with Ryan Ludwick hurt or slumping.
Bailey is recovering from surgery last September to repair a torn tendon in the right forearm by the elbow.
 it went pretty well.
Manager Bryan Price plans to have Bailey throw off the mound three more times as he works his way back from surgery.
One-time factors, such as a 16 percent surge in federal defense spending, fueled the strongest acceleration in almost a dozen years.
The centerpiece of the fourth quarter's growth was consumer spending, which expanded at a 4.2 percent rate.
Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, and economists said the solid performance in the final three months of the year was an encouraging sign going into 2015.
Friday's report revealed that they increased investment spending to expand and modernize their facilities at a solid 4.8 percent rate in the fourth quarter.
While that was down from the pace over the previous six months, it was a marked improvement over the government's first estimate that business investment had only risen at a 1.9 percent pace during the three-month period.
The robust upward revision eased concerns that businesses might cut back sharply on investment in the face of global economic weakness and a rising dollar, which hurts export sales.
 one area of weakness in the government's report Friday — a slowdown in business stockpiling — may turn out to be a good thing for the future.
Prosecutors in Ohio say the remaining charges related to the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players have been resolved with a guilty plea by a former school employee.
The Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl) school district's former technology director pleaded guilty Friday to obstructing official business.
Outfielder Juan Pierre has announced his retirement after a 14-year major-league career that included a World Series championship with the 2003 Florida Marlins.
Pierre broke into the majors in 2000 with the Colorado Rockies and also played for the Cubs, White Sox, Dodgers and Phillies.