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Crackdown on Oil Tycoon Unnerves Russian Market

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Crackdown on Oil Tycoon Unnerves Russian Market

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Crackdown on Oil Tycoon Unnerves Russian Market

Crackdown on Oil Tycoon Unnerves Russian Market

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Russia freezes jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's stock in the Yukos oil giant. The move blocks Khodorkovsky from selling his controlling stake in the nation's largest company. Russia's stock market dips sharply on the news that officials had seized control of 53 percent of Yukos. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.

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