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Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:16am

Many companies are expected to expand coverage to same-sex spouses if they already offer benefits to opposite-sex spouses. But the recent Supreme Court decision doesn't require them to do so.

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Global Markets Dive As Greek Exit From Eurozone Looms

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:05am

There are fears a Greek exit from the bloc that uses the euro could have a broad impact on the world's financial system. Greek banks are closed today after the government imposed capital controls.

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SpaceX Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:05am

In Florida, an unmanned supply rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, but something went wrong. The loss of the rocket, which was also carrying experiments, is a setback for NASA.

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Greece To Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:05am

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.

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Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:18pm

A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought.

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The Man Who Saved Southwest Airlines With A '10-Minute' Idea

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:49pm

When a little startup called Southwest Airlines was on the brink of failure in 1972, an executive named Bill Franklin had a simple solution that saved the company: the "10-Minute Turn."

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Greece Tries To Stanch Bank Run Ahead Of Looming Default

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 7:41am

The country's finance minister tells the BBC that the option for a Monday bank holiday was under discussion.

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What Right Do Muralists Have To The Buildings They Paint On?

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 5:01pm

Musicians have their instruments, painters have their canvases, and muralists have ... walls. But when the building a mural is on is changing, the muralist has to choose to fight — or say goodbye.

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Police Question Suspect In Lyon Factory Beheading Attack

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 3:28pm

The man, identified as a 35-year-old truck driver at the plant, reportedly took a "selfie" with victim's body and sent it to an unidentified mobile phone number in Canada.

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Greece Slouches Toward Default As Germany Rules Out Further Debt Talks

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:25am

Germany says there will be no more negotiations after the Greek premier called for a nationwide referendum on a bailout plan. Meanwhile, fearful Greeks are withdrawing their euros.

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Native Americans Protest Proposed Copper Mine In Arizona

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 7:09am

One of the country's largest copper deposits lies east of Phoenix. But none of that copper has been mined yet. A land swap between the federal government and a private company may change that. Some Native American residents say a holy site is at risk.

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ESPN Brings Betting Talk To The Mainstream

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:41pm

ESPN wants to cater to its entire audience — casual and hard-core fans, fantasy players and people who've got a wager on the game. Now it's more open about a topic leagues and networks have avoided.

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Drink Beck's? Anheuser-Busch May Owe You A Refund

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:38pm

Several of the world's largest brewers are being sued for suggesting their beers are imports. Anheuser-Busch settled a class action suit that will require it to pay out millions of dollars.

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5 Ideas To Ease The Burden Of Student Loans

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 7:03am

Presidential candidates are writing their plans now. We talk with the experts about some of the policy options on the table.

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Service Jobs, Like Uber Driver, Blur Lines Between Old Job Categories

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:04am

Uber is appealing a California Labor Commission ruling that one of its drivers is an employee. Uber says he is an independent contractor. A new type of job category is emerging: dependent contractor.

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Univision Cancels Miss USA Telecast After Trump's Immigration Comments

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:04am

The network is protesting Donald Trump's recent negative comments about Mexican immigrants to the U.S. Trump is a part-owner of the Miss USA pageant, and a recent 2016 GOP presidential candidate.

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Supreme Court Vindicates President; Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:04am

The high court preserved a key provision in Obama's signature health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts' written opinion seems to shut the door on further legal challenges to the law.

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Not So Happy Hour For Beck's

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:12pm

A class action suit charged the brewer hid its true roots, in St.Louis. A court agrees and orders payments to customers — larger ones ones to people who kept receipts.

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Univision Cuts Ties With Trump After Comments About Immigrants

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:12pm

Univision is severing its relationship with Donald Trump following Trump's comments during his presidential announcement speech that immigrants from Mexico were "rapists," among other things.

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Univision Cancels Miss USA Over Donald Trump's Mexico Comments

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

Spanish-language television network Univision has cancelled its plans to broadcast Miss USA and Miss Universe after Trump — who owns the pageants — made harsh comments about Mexican immigrants.

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