Russia Says it Will Retaliate Against the United States

The escalating dispute between the United States and Russia is the worst since the Cold War.
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The escalating dispute between the United States and Russia is the worst since the Cold War. Russia says Friday morning it will retaliate against the United States for imposing sanctions on Russian intelligence agencies and expelling what the State Department said were 35 intelligence operatives. Russia's foreign ministry says it is considering expelling U.S. diplomats in response. Washington took the action over Russia's alleged use of cyber attacks to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. It's the end of the trading year and the end of the quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 13% this year, 8% of that coming since the election. The S&P 500 rose 10% this year. The Nasdaq has gained almost 9%. It's the season for ringing out the old and ringing in the new. Cyber security experts say the rollover to a new year is an excellent time to change passwords. They are reminding people to create a long and complex password.