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The Murder of Boris Nemtsov - and Three Other Deaths

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by Mark Galeotti, The Conversation

The shocking murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, literally in sight of the Kremlin, clearly marks the beginning of a new era in Russian politics and Russiawatching alike. And it is unlikely to be pretty.

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What We Read Today 06 March 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Infographic Of The Day: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Dry Shampoo

What"s dry shampoo? How do you use dry shampoo?

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Infographic Of The Day: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Dry Shampoo

What’s dry shampoo? How do you use dry shampoo?

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Video of the Day:

The oil price is on the up, after falling below 50 dollars a barrel in January. At the moment it is rising steadily. But for some oil companies in the U.S. it may be too late.


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Investing.com Weekly Wrap-Up 06 March 2015



U.S. stocks fall sharply after stronger than expected jobs report

by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday after stronger than expected data from the monthly jobs report heightened concerns that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates by June.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 278.94 or 1.54% to 17,856.78, marking its biggest daily decline since Jan. 5 when it declined by more than 330 points.

All 10 sectors on the S&P 500 Composite Index ended lower on the day, as the S&P 500 lost 29.78 to close at 2,071.26.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

27 February 2015: ECRI's WLI Essentially Unchanged and Remains in Negative Territory

ECRI"s WLI Growth Index was essentially unchanged but has remained in negative territory for 20 weeks. According to ECRI, this index is forecasting slower economic growth in 1H2015 and now into 2H2015. ECRI released their inflation index this past week and is discussed below.

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