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Greek Voters Give Bailout Referendum A Thumbs-Down07/06/15
Sixty-one percent of Greek voters said "no" to the referendum that included tough austerity measures for Athens, in exchange for a continued line of credit to keep paying the government's obligations.
The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The...
The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is expanding. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.
Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs
Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.
As Panama's Economy Booms, So Do Concerns Over Debt And...
Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.
Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime
The plan raises the cap under which most workers must get overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. It doesn't require congressional approval, but is expected to be criticized by businesses.
Greece To Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default
Greece's prime minister announced on Sunday that banks and the stock market will be closed after negotiations with the country's international lenders broke down.
Service Jobs, Like Uber Driver, Blur Lines Between Old Job...
Uber is appealing a California Labor Commission ruling that one of its drivers is an employee. Uber says she is an independent contractor. A new type of job category is emerging: dependent contractor.
For Online Video Stars, YouTube Is No Longer The Only Stage
Online video is such a huge and lucrative market that a lot of companies are trying to lure some of the biggest stars away from the current king of medium — YouTube.
Confederate Flag Merchandise Is Delicate Topic For...
Some businesses are removing Confederate flag imagery following last week's fatal shootings at a S.C. black church. But not every business is handling the Confederate flag issue in the same way.
How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas
Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.
Summit To Concentrate On Greece's Impending Deadline To...
Eurozone leaders are to meet in Brussels on Monday in a hastily called summit aimed at resolving the Greek debt crisis. Greece has until the end of the month to make a huge debt payment to the IMF.
Battle Over New Oil Train Standards Pits Safety Against...
Against the backdrop of several fiery derailments, safety advocates are questioning whether new federal rules meant to prevent incidents go far enough. Opponents say the new rules are too costly.
FCC Fines AT&T For False Data Plan Promises
Wireless carrier AT&T got hit with a $100 million fine — the largest ever proposed by regulators at the FCC. The company is accused of falsely promising "unlimited" data plans, which it disputes.
Gap To Close 175 Stores, Cut 250 Corporate Jobs
Gap CEO Art Peck says the move is being made to streamline the retail giant as it moves into the future, but questions remain about its long-term relevance and outlook.
Labor Unions Remain Steadfastly Opposed To Trans-Pacific...
Labor unions argue a deal would erode jobs and benefit corporations. Experts say those concerns are legitimate, but companies that are more engaged in global trade also pay higher wages.
Saudi Arabia Opens Its Stock Exchange To Foreign Investors
Saudi Arabia's stock market opened on Monday to foreign traders for the first time. Why have the Saudis opened the market now, and what does it mean for the market and for investors?
Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods' Produce Rating...
Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because nonorganic producers can earn the highest grades.
America's Next Economic Boom Could Be Lying Underground
When it comes to improving the standard of living for Americans, the middle class could use some help. One Harvard economist says the help is underground, in the form of oil and natural gas.
Businesses Are Hanging Up On Voice Mail To Dial In...
It was a workplace necessity not long ago. Now voice mail is the latest mode of communication to be phased out by the digital age. Companies big and small are cutting it to save time and money.
For Baltimore Businesses, Aid For Riot Repair Is Not...
Nearly 400 businesses were damaged during riots after Freddie Gray's death. But weeks later, the repairs are limping along, despite promises of aid from nonprofits and both city and state officials.
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