Reuters… * U.S. imposes toughest Russia sanctions yet over Ukraine. * Sanctions prevent new loans by U.S. lenders to targeted firms. * Sanctions include Rosneft, Novatek, Gazprombank and VEB. * The 4 have $32.3 bln syndicated loans maturing in next 5 yrs (Adds …Russia slams latest US sanctions over Ukraine as ‘bullying’Fox NewsWall Street drops on news of downed Malaysian planeHindustan TimesFTSE extends losses after airliner shot down in UkraineReuters UKCNNMoney -Fox Business -Newsweekall 2,516 news articles …read more

New York Daily NewsThis logo’s the butt of a lot of jokes. Airbnb — the website that lets hosts rent out rooms, apartments and houses — debuted a new logo Wednesday. While the company tried to paint it as a symbol of love, community and comfort, some users had a field day …New Airbnb logo met with mixed reactionsKOIN.comIs Airbnb’s Rebranding Enough to Overshadow Its Legal Troubles?MashableWill regulators buy Airbnb’s new story about ‘belonging’?Washington Post (blog)

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New York TimesA “tentative agreement” has been reached to avert a strike on the Long Island Rail Road, one of the railroad’s unions told members on Thursday. The announcement, posted on the website of an electricians’ union involved in the continuing labor dispute, …UPDATE 1-NY transit strike averted, says one labor union in contract talksReutersMTA officials, LIRR union leaders reach tenative contract agreement to avert New York Daily NewsLIRR Strike Averted After Tentative Deal Reached, Union SaysBusinessweekNewsday -NY1all 178 news articles …read more

DesMoinesRegister.comDon’t know how to tape record on my phone – sorry. Event just concluded. At Krause guest house overlooking Raccoon River. Big breakfast w/ cloth. Loading… Post to Facebook. Chris Christie tells Iowa business leaders how he’d boost economy Don’t know …Rock vs. Chris Christie ends with (video) takedownMiamiHerald.comConservative group criticizes Christie as NJ governor campaigns in IowaRadio IowaChristie: I Would Bring Traffic Over the Border to a StandstillNew Yorker (satire) (blog)SFGate -WABC-TVall 70 news articles …read more

Los Angeles TimesThe Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funds over the next three years to meet patients’ needs and fix the troubled agency’s problems, its acting director said Wednesday. Testifying for the first time on Capitol Hill, interim VA …Acting VA Secretary: System fix will cost $17BFierceHealthcareVA Needs $17.7B To Resolve Treatment Delays, Acting Secretary SaysCalifornia HealthlineVeterans Affairs asks for nearly $18 billionDaily Record (subscription)The Pan American -Watchdog.org -The Hillall 277 news articles …read more