• Will World Cup bring bounce to Russia's economy?

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Russia spent about $11 billion on the World Cup, and the country forecasts the competition will have added 1 percent to GDP over the last 5 years. But as Thuy Ong reports, it may not be enough to convince investors.
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  • California Wildfires Were Terrible Last Year. Will This Year Be Worse?

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    As blame for California's wildfires rises over Sacramento like smoke from last year's blazes, the state is being forced to confront the possibility that it'll happen again in 2018.
    California's drought is worsening, and blazes have charred more acres in the first six months of this year than they did in the same period in 2017, a year that ultimately set records for destruction and deaths. The state is covered with dried-out brush and the skeletal branches of 129 million trees killed by a bark-beetle infestation. Hundreds of miles of electric transmission lines run through the dead forests...
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