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Feb 21, 2015

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - February 21, 2015: Russia stopped gold-buying spree after prices soared in January

Russia stopped gold-buying spree after prices soared in January

Submitted by cpowell on  Saturday, February 21, 2015. By Nicholas Larkin
Bloomberg News
Friday, February 21, 2015

Russia stopped buying gold for the first time in 10 months after prices had the biggest increase on record.
Gold reserves were unchanged at 38.8 million ounces, or about 1,207 metric tons, as of Feb. 1 from a month earlier, the country's central bank said on its Internet site Friday. Bullion priced in rubles climbed 35 percent last month, the most in data going back to 2000. In dollar terms, the increase was the biggest in three years.
Higher gold prices "probably helped sway the central bank from adding to existing holdings," Ole Hansen, the head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank A/S in Copenhagen, said by e-mail. "They may be price-sensitive, just like we have seen with other major buyers in the past." ...
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RT Keiser Report - February 21, 2015: Keiser Report: Central Bank Command, Control World (E722) .

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RT News Video - February 21, 2015: Financial Lifeline: Greece reaches deal with Eurozone to extend bailout loan RT RT

Published on Feb 21, 2015
Athens has been given a financial lifeline by its European creditors to keep the country afloat for the time being. But the Greek government and its paymasters are presenting the deal in different terms.

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NYT Today's headlines February 21, 2015: Children, Caged for Effect, to Mimic Imagery of ISIS.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 


Top News
Children were herded into a cage in Douma, near Damascus, evoking an Islamic State video, to draw attention to violence in Syria.
Children, Caged for Effect, to Mimic Imagery of ISIS

By ANNE BARNARD

Broadcast to frighten and manipulate, the Islamic State's flamboyant violence consumes the world's attention while more familiar threats kill far more people.
The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, arrives for Friday's meeting with eurozone finance ministers.
Eurozone Officials Reach Accord With Greece to Extend Bailout

By LIZ ALDERMAN and JAMES KANTER

European finance ministers announced the agreement after an emergency meeting, giving Greece breathing room on its economic and financial troubles.
Delaila Hernandez, center, a JPS Health Network patient navigator, helped Fred Cardenas with documents during an Affordable Care Act enrollment event last week in Fort Worth.
Tax Error in Health Act Has Impact on 800,000

By ROBERT PEAR

The tax mix-up, affecting taxpayers in 37 states, is the first major problem to surface in an otherwise smooth second enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »
 
Editors' Picks
From left: Matt Willey (art director); Stacey Baker (associate photo editor); Kathy Ryan (director of photography); Joanna Milter (deputy photo editor, at computer); Gail Bichler (design director); Jake Silverstein (editor in chief) reviewing cover options for the Feb. 22 Global Issue.

MAGAZINE | Editor's Letter

Behind the Relaunch of The New York Times Magazine

By JAKE SILVERSTEIN

In with the new.

OPINION | Op-Ed Contributor

The Government's Bad Diet Advice

By NINA TEICHOLZ

America's dietary guidelines have long been based on weak science.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"When is a deal not really a deal? When it kicks the can down the road and when no one can agree on what was agreed."
PETER DOYLE, a former economist at the International Monetary Fund, who is skeptical about an accord reached between Greece and European officials to extend Greece's bailout.
Today's Videos
The Sturgeon Bay, 662 tons with three decks, is specially designed to break ice.
Video Video: Breaking Ice on the Hudson
Along the frozen Hudson River, Coast Guard ice cutters clear a channel for barges carrying essential winter supplies such as heating oil and road salt.
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Video Video: In the Studio | J.W. Anderson
Jonathan Anderson chats with Vanessa Friedman about the evolution of his small fashion label while balancing his new position as creative director at Loewe, the Spanish luxury brand.
For more video, go to NYTimes.com/Video »
 
World
Fu Xin, an architect who designs car dealerships for a German company, says she rarely meets women at her level.
In China's Modern Economy, a Retro Push Against Women

By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW and MICHAEL FORSYTHE

An economic boom that has created opportunities for women has also fostered a resurgence of traditional values, the idea that a woman's place is in the home.
Residents of the war-torn town of Debaltseve gathered on Friday for a food giveaway outside a damaged supermarket.
Ukraine Town Eases Back Into Life After Deadly Week of Fighting

By ANDREW E. KRAMER

The few residents left in the fiercely contested town, Debaltseve, emerged from basements and other refuges on Friday to a Dickensian scene of destruction and gloom.
Supporters of the mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, demanded his release on Thursday.
Mayor's Arrest on Sedition Charges Deepens Sense of Crisis in Venezuela

By GIRISH GUPTA

President Nicolás Maduro accused the mayor, Antonio Ledezma, of abetting what he called an American plot to overthrow him.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
Rudolph W. Giuliani, a former Republican presidential hopeful, in 2007. His remarks on President Obama have drawn outrage.
In Remarks on Obama, Rudy Giuliani to the Core

By ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN

Mr. Giuliani, long prone to flamboyant confrontation and rhetorical excess, is less inclined toward self-restraint than ever.
. First Draft: About That Giuliani Uproar: He Wasn't Even Listed to Speak
. First Draft: Giuliani: Obama Had a White Mother, So I'm Not a Racist
Tomás Péndola, 23, a high school chemistry teacher in Florida, used a program established by President Obama to get a work permit.
For Immigrants, Fear Returns After a Federal Judge's Ruling

By JULIA PRESTON

Many are anxious now that officials indefinitely postponed an expanded immigration program offering greater protection for young unauthorized immigrants.
Maureen McDonnell arrived at federal court with her son, Bobby McDonnell, left,  for her sentencing in Richmond, Va., on Friday.
Former First Lady of Virginia Is Sentenced to Prison for Graft

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER

Maureen McDonnell, who was convicted last year along with her husband, former Gov. Bob McDonnell, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
 
 
Politics
An inspector from the Agriculture Department checked eggs in Turner, Maine, in 2010. Officials at the Agriculture Department and the F.D.A. declined to say whether they would support a combined agency.
Obama Proposes Single Overseer for Food Safety

By RON NIXON

In his budget proposal, the president asks that the number of agencies dealing with food safety be reduced from 15, but many say that a single agency would be unwieldy.
President Obama speaking to party members at the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee in Washington on Friday.
Obama Asserts G.O.P.'s Actions Fail to Match Its Words

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

The president, who was addressing fellow party members at the Democratic National Committee, said the G.O.P. talked about helping the middle class but passed bills to benefit the wealthy.
Administration to Try to Block Ruling That Postpones Immigration Actions

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JULIA PRESTON

The move sends a message to immigration advocates who have been frustrated by the Justice Department's delay in filing a formal appeal to a judge's order.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business
A billboard for Takata in Tokyo. The company has resisted calls to expand its recall of defective airbag inflaters.
U.S. Agency Sets Fines for Maker of Airbags

By HIROKO TABUCHI and DANIELLE IVORY

The safety agency said the Japanese manufacturer had failed to respond "fully or truthfully" to demands for documents related to the defect.
Paul B. Kazarian, founder of the investment company Japonica Partners.
Greek Debt Vastly Overstated, Investor Tells the World

By LANDON THOMAS Jr.

Paul Kazarian, a large investor in Greek bonds, is trying to convince others that the country's debt is not as burdensome as it might appear.
Rodney Foster drives a Bentley, wears Bentley cologne and has polo shirts with the Bentley logo:
Luxury Cars Imprint Their Brands on Goods From Cologne to Clothing

By REBECCA R. RUIZ

Upscale automakers have been affixing their aspirational logos to non-automotive products as a way of protecting brands and cultivating loyalty.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
Chip Maker to Investigate Claims of Hacking by N.S.A. and British Spy Agencies

By MARK SCOTT

The American and British intelligence agencies were said to have stolen the encryption codes to chips manufactured by Gemalto, the world's biggest manufacturer of SIM cards.

Technophoria

Bringing Big Data to the Fight Against Benefits Fraud

By NATASHA SINGER

To detect possible abuse of programs or benefits, state and local governments are turning to data-mining techniques long used by financial services companies.

Bits Blog

Internet Taxes, Another Window Into the Net Neutrality Debate

By STEVE LOHR

Congress wants to permanently ban taxes on high-speed Internet service. But will the F.C.C.'s plan for utility-style regulation open a door to new charges?
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Raul Ibanez calling time. A rule requiring hitters to keep a foot in the batter's box will be enforced.
New Rules Are Set Out to Reduce the Length of M.L.B. Games

By TYLER KEPNER

Major League Baseball and the players' union agreed Friday to new rules designed to produce faster games, including countdown clocks for breaks between innings.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight Manny Pacquiao in what is expected to be the highest-grossing bout in history.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao Showdown Is Finally Set

By JOE DEPAOLO

Mayweather and Pacquiao, widely considered two of the greatest boxers of their generation, have agreed to a bout on May 2 in Las Vegas.
Kurt Busch was suspended Friday, two days before the season-opening Daytona 500.
After Ruling, Kurt Busch Is Suspended Indefinitely

By VIV BERNSTEIN

After a Delaware family court judge determined that Busch had choked his former girlfriend during a confrontation last September, Nascar suspended the Sprint Cup driver indefinitely.
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »