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Could Greece's Debt Crisis Become Merkel's Worst Political Failure?

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

Critics say German chancellor Angela Merkel is being too rigid when it comes to helping Greece with its debt, but she is under intense domestic pressure to resist Greek demands.

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NYSE Tech Failure Underscores Vulnerability Of Financial Markets

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

Trading was abruptly halted Wednesday and remained shut down for more than 3.5 hours. A computer glitch was blamed. The White House said it was satisfied that there was no malice behind what happened.

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Kansas Lawsuit Settlement Sets Standard For Gun Seller Liability

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:02am

The state's high court ruled that gun dealers must exercise the "highest stand of reasonable care" to keep weapons away from felons.

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Who's Still Poor? Who's Made It To Middle Income? Pew Has New Data

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:33am

The global middle class is growing ... but slowly. (A lot of the credit goes to China.) And more than 70 percent of the world's population still falls below what would be considered "middle" income.

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Plus Size Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:27am

Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.

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An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon Woman

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:19am

Carrying a child for someone unable to become pregnant can be a legal and ethical minefield. In Oregon, lenient laws and strict contracts have made surrogacy a more appealing option for women.

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Facebook's New Logo Is A Visual Nod To Gender Equality

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 7:35pm

A female designer at the company updated Facebook's friend logo, placing a woman's silhouette in front of a man's.

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JPMorgan Chase Fined $136M Over How It Collects Debt

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:45pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the bank "sold bad credit card debt and robo-signed documents in violation of law."

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To Survive, The Greeting Card Industry Will Have To Get Creative

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:55pm

Card sales are stagnant and Hallmark just made major job cuts. While some millennials have found novelty in paper cards, the traditional cards can't quite compete with social media.

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Glitches Galore: A Brief History Of Technical Problems On Wall Street

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:36pm

Today's computer-related problems on the New York Stock Exchange that halted trading for more than three hours was not a one-off.

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China's Economic Downturn Needs To Happen To Boost Consumption

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist with Silvercrest Asset Management group, about the Chinese stock market and the impact on the U.S. and global economy.

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Lead Prosecutor Brings Ghandi-Like Attitude To Brazil's Corruption Scandal

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:31pm

In Brazil, one of the biggest corruption scandals in its history has an unlikely hero. He is a 35-year-old Harvard educated lawyer who says his inspiration is Gandhi.

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Can Subway Freshen Up Its Image After Jared?

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:21pm

Jared Fogle's dramatic story of weight loss helped to propel the Subway sandwich chain into a dominant player in fast food. So what happens now that Subway has suspended ties to its brand ambassador?

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A Day Filled With Market Jitters, But Not Panic

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01pm

If you were thinking about stuffing your money into your mattress, Wednesday gave you plenty of reasons to do so. But if you're an optimistic investor, the day gave you new reasons to be confident.

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Greeks Brace For Shortages At Home, Await Word On Fate From Abroad

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:49pm

Greeks are increasingly worried as they confront an eighth day of closed banks and limited withdrawals. Meanwhile, people are running short of money for essentials.

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NYSE Halts Trading After Computer System Issues

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:30pm

A problem with the New York Stock Exchange's computer system forced the exchange to halt trading in all securities on Wednesday morning. NYSE-listed stocks continued trading on alternative exchanges, and prices did not plunge. But the shutdown is a huge black eye for the NYSE.

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Microsoft Cuts 7,800 Jobs In Its Ailing Smartphone Business

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:30pm

Microsoft is cutting up to 7,800 jobs, which represents nearly 7 percent of the company's total workforce. The cuts are coming primarily from its smartphone business. It's evidence that Microsoft's attempt to mount a serious challenge to the leading mobile platforms, Apple's iOS and Google's Android, are not paying off.

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Greece's Tsipras Tells EU Leaders He Wants 'Socially Just' Solution To Crisis

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:30pm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appeared before European Parliament on Wednesday to propose what he called a "fair and viable solution" to the country's economic crisis.

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Subway Suspends Ties With Pitchman Jared Fogle

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 1:49pm

Authorities raided Fogle's home, but he has not been arrested or charged. Tuesday's raid puts a spotlight on Fogle's ties to the former head of a foundation he created to fight childhood obesity.

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Greece By The Numbers

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:11am

Forget about all the nebulous terms like "austerity," "bailout" and "capital controls." Here are the key numbers you need to know in the Greek financial crisis.

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