Russia, Ukraine To Sign Gas Agreement
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NPR's Business News starts with Russia and Ukraine planning to sign a gas agreement.
Those two neighbors have been feuding over prices since the start of this year. The dispute has been a huge problem for many European countries that import their Russian gas by way of Ukraine. Many parts of the continent were left without gas in the middle of winter. Now, the two former Soviet republics say they have worked out a deal that will allow Ukraine to pay a little more than it did last year, though it still gets gas at a discount. Ukraine's prime minister headed to Russia today to sign that agreement.
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