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John Donvan (center) moderates an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate at New York University's Skirball Center on Sept. 21 in New York City. The motion for the debate was "Buy American/Hire American Policies Will Backfire." Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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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. Alexei Druzhinin/AP/RIA Novosti hide caption

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