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Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Business / Economy Feb 5, 2019

Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Russia's economy expanded 2.3 percent last year, growing more quickly than the government and the IMF had predicted, according to state statistics published Monday. Russia's growth rate accelerated from 1.6 percent in 2017 and exceeded the economy ministry's prediction of 1.8 percent as well as ...

Trump rollbacks for fossil fuel industries carry steep, deadly cost

Business Jan 28, 2019

Trump rollbacks for fossil fuel industries carry steep, deadly cost

As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions ...

Deadly Mexican fuel blast poses president's biggest test yet

World Jan 20, 2019

Deadly Mexican fuel blast poses president's biggest test yet

A pipeline explosion north of Mexico City that killed at least 73 people has confronted President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with the biggest crisis since he took office pledging to crack down on graft and fuel theft. Petroleos Mexicanos said its specialists and local officials ...