Wednesday, November 24, 2010
St. Petersburg, Russia - China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday.
Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies.
"About trade settlement, we have decided to use our own currencies," Putin said at a joint news conference with Wen in St. Petersburg.
The two countries were accustomed to using other currencies, especially the dollar, for bilateral trade.
Since the financial crisis, however, high-ranking officials on both sides began to explore other possibilities.
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Well, so much for the impression Obama left after his Asian fiasco!
I had two, only two, choices: Libby's (2 for $3) or Safeway (10 for $10) brands. As is my wont, I read the labels and found both use high fructose corn syrup as the sweetener!
HFCS is something I avoid like the plague!
Sweeteners I use, when I use them at all
Onward to the produce section!
Wisconsin cranberries (I have witnessed the bogs in Wisconsin--quite awesome!) were on sale--two bags for $4. A bit more expensive, but most assuredly healthier!
I know my cranberry sauce will taste better than those canned things. Cooking it now, and may show you results later.
BTW, cranberries really benefit from a small amount of honey added after they have been cooked.
Oh...and Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!