When banker turned teacher Beverly Harvey signed her contract with Prince George's County School District, she was thrilled. "This day has finally arrived. This is it!" Harvey said as she signed it.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks at an international investment forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi earlier this month. Despite efforts to push U.S.-Russia business ties, obstacles remain: Close friends of Putin dominate boardrooms, while businessmen who have not supported the current government have found themselves the victims of hostile takeovers.
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