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Universities Open for Business – and Profits

Universities are taking advantage of a law allowing them to invest directly in small, innovative businesses — with mixed results. The legislation helps create jobs, additional income and stimulate technological innovation.

Doctor Fears Reprisals After Appeal

An Ivanovo doctor fears being fired or beaten after he told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on a call-in show last week that a local hospital had faked a display for a visit by Putin.

Belarus' Lukashenko Re-elected, Police Crackdown

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko won a fourth term Monday after a landslide election marred by a violent police crackdown and the arrest of opposition challengers.

Parents Hope Kids Don’t Get Their Jobs

The Moscow Times
A majority of Russians say they would rather not see their children follow in their professional footsteps, according to a survey released Friday.

2,000 Detained to Prevent Violence

As the unprecedented nationalist protests continued over the weekend, police again resorted to mass detentions to prevent violent clashes between Slavs and ethnic minorities.

Rear Admiral Suspected of $1.2M Fraud

The Moscow Times
Prosecutors have opened a criminal case against a deputy Pacific Fleet commander and two associates on suspicion of taking at least $1.2 million in government funds.

November Data Say Recovery on Track

The government released stronger than expected unemployment and wage statistics Friday, showing the economy on track and adding to the case for a rise in interest rates early next year.

Biden Says START Has Enough Votes

Top Democrats, including Vice President Joe Biden, said Sunday that they believe they have enough support in the U.S. Senate to ratify the New START nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

Thousands of Chicks Drowned

A bankrupt poultry farm drowned its fuzzy day-old chicks by the hundreds of thousands in garbage cans over the weekend and posted videos of the slaughter online in a bid to attract state aid.

With Russia, EU Sees Talk but Little Action

The Associated Press
Although the European Union holds more meetings with Russia than with any other foreign partner, the actual results have remained "well behind expectations," EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Friday.

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