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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Political Economy Update: US Economy Struggles While Russian Investments on an Upswing

Russia will invest an estimated $14 billion for the extension of the Trans-Siberian railroad http://bit.ly/eb3RCm

Alstom signs agreements with RusHydro, other Russian energy companies http://t.co/UF80wj0 via @AddThis

Putin expects big pharma presence in Russia - FiercePharma Manufacturing http://bit.ly/ePFOkH

Investing in Russia: Pepsi's Russian challenge | The Economist http://t.co/NV8azbP via @theeconomist

Kremlin hi-tech hub to partner with Nokia-Siemens http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6B841X20101209
Due West: Georgia’s wildcard in Russia’s WTO membership http://en.rian.ru/columnists/20101208/161688551.html


US Homes To Lose $1.7 Trillion In Value In 2010 - Zillow.com http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20101209-713511.html

(CHINA) poised to buy more Saudi oil than the United States does. http://econ.st/ekddK3 - The Economist

How the U.S. Unfroze a Trade Deal with South Korea http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_51/b4208031737438.htm

Former Homeland Security chief touts natural gas - Bloomberg http://t.co/iMboEMU via @BloombergNow

U.S. allocates $250 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-rocket system - Haaretz http://bit.ly/f411Qy
Most Americans say they're worse off under Obama, poll shows http://wapo.st/gpTUKy

Two ways to share Christmas with Christians in India http://etools.781net.com/a/vomso/bg_vomso_wdbm_434.html

BBC News - World is getting more corrupt, says transparency poll http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11954667