The ruble hit its lowest in over two months on Tuesday as investors awaited a new round of economic sanctions from the European Union over the Ukraine crisis, but Russian shares rose after steep falls in the previous session. EU diplomats are holding talks on imposing broad economic sanctions on Russia, targeting capital markets, defense and sensitive technology, while the United States has promised to ratchet up its own penalties. "Market participants are preferring to avoid risk in anticipation of the new EU sanctions on Russia," Ivan Kopeikin, an analyst at BCS brokerage, said in a note. Russian equities were firmer, however, with the dollar-denominated RTS share index 0.5 percent higher at 1,215.2 points after falling 3 percent on Monday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.