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If President Obama Can Get Home for Dinner, Why Can’t You?

No matter how challenging a C-suite job may be, it is surely dwarfed by the pressures of the U.S. presidency. No matter how many vacations they take or how much they exercise, presidents seem to visibly age faster than other people; among the White House staff, there’s frequent talk of …

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Russia considers Greece bailout – finance minister Siluanov

Greece hasn’t outright asked Russia for a loan, but Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Moscow wouldn’t rule it out. His statement comes days after Greece openly opposed further economic sanctions against Russia. “Well, we can imagine any situation, so if such [a] petition is submitted to the Russian government, …

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EU Foreign Ministers Extend Targeted Sanctions on Russia

Sanctions Extended by Six Months But Ministers Showed Little Appetite for Broader Measures European Union foreign ministers agreed Thursday to extend by six months targeted sanctions against individuals and companies in Russia and eastern Ukraine, but showed little appetite for broader new economic sanctions on Moscow. Under Thursday’s decision, EU …

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A glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym

New research reveals skipping the gym in favour of the pub is ok. Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are equivalent to those that we get from exercise. Red wine over a heavy session …

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SEC Allows Marijuana Dealer to Register Stock Shares

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has allowed a share registration to proceed for a company whose business model includes cultivation and sale of marijuana, which are both illegal under federal law, though legal under some state laws. This approval appears to be the first green light for a share …

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Georgian section of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway presented

Georgian Economy Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov attended the presentation of the Georgian section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and observed the test run of a train Jan. 28. The presentation took place in Javakheti, Kartsakhi. Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway director Oleg Bichiashvili, Samtskhe-Javakheti Governor Akaki Machutadze and other …

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EU discusses new sanctions against Russia today

The European Union’s foreign ministers meet today to discuss fresh sanctions against Russia, following an escalation of the war in eastern Ukraine. The renewed offensive by Russian-backed rebels has killed dozens of civilians, many in Mariupol, a port on the Azov Sea. Vladimir Putin has made clear his view that …

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50 Words Your Press Release Can Do Without

The press release can be one of the most powerful tools in a communicator’s kit. A well-written release informs the media about your products or services and can lead to greater exposure for your brand. Too often, however, press releases get bogged down by insider jargon, techno-babble and overused corporate …

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30 Top Cities for Real Estate Investment

Global direct real estate investment returned to pre-recession levels in 2014 and should reach about $1 trillion annually within five years. Driven by a strengthening global economic environment, last year’s total direct investment in real estate is estimated at $700 billion – a level not seen since 2006, before the …

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Nobel Winner Shiller Joins Pimco in Saying Buy Greek Assets

Bloomberg) — Investors who have wiped 15 percent off the value of Greek stocks since voters elected a government determined to renegotiate the country’s debts may be overreacting, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller. “Investing in Greece right now just might not feel right,” the Yale University economist said …

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