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Bailout Makes Germans Just As Squeamish As Greeks, For Different Reasons

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The eurozone's third bailout program for Greece was largely the work of German leaders, but makes may Germans uncomfortable. They want a hard line taken with Greece, but fear being seen as bullies.

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Sugar Hooked Us On Yogurt. Could Savory Be The New Sweet?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

Americans embraced yogurt only after manufacturers upped the sweet factor. Now new startups aim to wean us from the sugar habit. Think yogurt with a kick of jalapeño or a drizzle of olive oil.

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What Lifting Iran's Sanctions Means For U.S. Businesses

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The recent nuclear deal only covers a fraction of U.S. sanctions against Iran; most of the restrictions on businesses will stay in place. But there are exceptions. Who will benefit?

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Employee Or Contractor? New U.S. Guidelines Could Reclassify Workers

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:19pm

The Labor Department has suggested standards an employer must meet to consider a worker an independent contractor. Employment lawyers say this will lead to more lawsuits against employers.

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MAC Cosmetics To Launch Makeup Line Inspired By Tejano Star Selena

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

Tejano star Selena continues to be an influence nearly 20 years after her death. The glamour she brought to the stage will be part of a limited-edition collection by MAC Cosmetics after fans lobbied to make it happen. The Selena makeup line will be launched next year.

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Greece's Lost Olive Oil: How Export Barriers Stifle Economic Growth

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

Businesses in Greece are facing fundamental problems, despite the potential bailout. They struggle with tax issues, labor problems and infrastructure inadequacies. The Planet Money podcast visits olive oil entrepreneurs in Kalamata, Greece, to find out what it will take for the Greek economy to start growing.

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Despite Lack Of Luxury, Vintage Trailers Make A Comeback

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

AAA says more than 30 million Americans will be hitting the road for summer travel this year. Some will be riding in luxury RVs, with amenities like Wi-Fi and satellite TV. But vintage camper trailers from the 1950s and 60s also have their ardent fans, despite the lack of luxuries.

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Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:53pm

One of the most controversial aspects of the nuclear deal is the unfreezing of more than $100 billion in oil revenues. But concerns have been raised about what Iran might do with this windfall.

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The Fall Of A Dairy Darling: How Cottage Cheese Got Eclipsed By Yogurt

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:51am

Cottage cheese was the yogurt of the mid-20th century: a dairy product for the health-conscious. But it has fallen out of favor, while marketing of — and demand for — yogurt has soared.

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After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:42am

The state is reinstating drink specials, although so-called volume specials — like two-for-one, or all-you-can-drink — still won't be allowed.

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After Years Of Recession, Greeks Fear Bailout Will Only Make Lives Harder

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:02am

The Greek Parliament passed measures to support this week's eurozone-backed bailout agreement, but celebrations were muted at best, and there were large demonstrations against new austerity moves.

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Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:43pm

Greece is so saddled with debt it probably can't turn its economy around for years, the International Monetary Fund says. But writing down debt would require an OK from Germany, which has opposed it.

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Iconic Toy Store FAO Schwarz Closes 5th Avenue Doors

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:32pm

The legendary toy store will close its doors Wednesday for the last time on New York City's 5th Avenue. The store's owner, Toys "R" Us, says rent is too high to stay but plans to reopen in Manhattan.

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Greek Parliament Debates Austerity Measures In Bailout Deal

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:32pm

The Greek parliament debates the latest bailout deal in Athens Wednesday. It must approve a range of new laws for the bailout to proceed, but there is strong opposition to it within the ruling party.

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Greece's Parliament Poised To Vote On Austerity Measures

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 1:02pm

The agreement struck this week with the country's creditors is expected to pass with support from the opposition, but the vote is tearing apart the ruling left-wing Syriza party.

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Medicine, Law, Business: Which Grad Students Borrow The Most?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:04am

Future doctors and lawyers borrow a lot. Future professors, not so much.

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Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:47am

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and President Obama are fond of pointing out that the U.S. stands nearly alone in not giving its workers paid leave. Here's how it got that way.

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3 Emerging Themes From #RaceOnTech

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 9:46am

This week, our #RaceOnTech discussion has turned up some common themes regarding diversity in the science and technology fields: the role of identity, the the wealth gap and the importance of mentors.

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Malware And Hacking Forum Darkode Is Shut Down; Dozens Arrested

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 9:43am

Those indicted include an accused administrator who created a large network of hacked computers that stole private data "on approximately 200,000,000 occasions."

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Report: Mergers Have Cut Airline Competition At Many Airports, Raising Fares

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

An AP investigation has found that the fewer the airlines that serve an airport, the costlier its flights are. Recent mergers have cut the number of major U.S. air carriers from nine to four.

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