Morning Reads: Putin Cronies Cash In On Sochi; Catch-22 And The No-Fly List
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February 8, 2014

Via Moyers & Company:

Good morning — and happy Friday! Here are some of the stories we’re reading as the week winds down…

Stat of the day: $7 billion — The total value of the 21 Olympic contracts awarded to two childhood friends of Vladimir Putin.

“Anemic” –> Good way to describe today’s disappointing jobs report. Via: ABC News. BUT: Economist Dean Baker says a rise in labor participation is good news.

What a sweetheart –> AOL chief blames Obamacare and two “distressed babies” for his decision to cut 401(k) benefits for the company’s workforce. Jia Lynn Yang reports for the WaPo.

Midterm slump –> Ed ...

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