A pro-Russian activist holds a Russian flag during a rally in Donetsk's Lenin square March 23, 2014.
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Business latest: Russia sanctions

 

RUSSIA SANCTION: As U.S. and EU officials warn of escalating financial and trade sanctions against Russia, they face a reality that would make such a move tougher to execute than previous economic strategies against countries like Libya, North Korea or Iran. As a major oil and gas exporter, Russia could respond to any such escalation by shutting off supplies, leaving European capitals in the cold and dark. Still, Russia depends heavily on trade for hard currency. A look at the heaviest trade flows that could offer opportunities for the U.S. and EU to tighten the noose. Read more

FAST-FOOD SETTLEMENT: What’s the cost of giving minimum-wage workers a raw deal? About $448K, a handful of Domino’s franchisee found out when they settled with the N.Y. attorney general’s office. The deal is the third to be announced as part of an ongoing investigation into the fast-food industry for labor violations. Read more

NOT SO FAST ON CUBA INVESTMENT: Cuba is allowing more investment, but that doesn’t mean it’s a safe bet for investors. Watch more

US STOCKS FINISH MILDLY LOWER; ENERGY SHARES RISE WITH CRUDE: Read more

Business latest: Russia sanctions