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MOSCOW (AP) — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor's rating agency downgraded Russia's credit rating to junk. (full story)
U.S. stocks hovered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Monday as investors waded through a mixed bag of corporate and geopolitical news. Traders were encouraged by the latest batch of corporate mergers. Energy stocks rose the most. (full story)