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Some Greeks Are Finding Opportunity Amid Their Economy's Uncertainty

In Greece, not all the smart, young people are leaving. Some are using the crisis as an opportunity to start a new business — including one woman who want to make trucking in Greece more efficient.
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Hey Yogurt-Maker, Where'd You Get Those Microbes?

Making yogurt requires bacteria — but which strains of bacteria? There are dozens to choose from, and that choice affects yogurt's tartness and texture.
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Wal-Mart Challenges Amazon 'Prime Day' With Rival Sale

It might be July, but retailers are staging a Black Friday style event on Wednesday. Amazon will offer its Prime members thousands of items at discounted prices for one day. Wal-Mart is punching back.
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New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

From high-heeled kicks to Air Jordans, a traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum encourages us to look at everyday footwear as exquisite objects of desire, and see "sneakerheads" as the historians.
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New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector

Financing options are multiplying for "coder bootcamps" — small, immersive schools that turn out software developers in weeks rather than years.
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As Big 3 Automakers Begin Union Talks, Both Sides Say Profit Is Job 1

GM and the UAW kicked off contract talks Monday; Chrysler and Ford will do the same this month. Negotiations are never easy, but since industry bailouts in 2009, there's a stronger push to cooperate.
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After Tense Negotiations For Bailout, Will Greek Parliament Fall In Line?

The parliament starts debate Tuesday on the new bailout plan agreed to over the weekend with eurozone countries. Given the concessions Greece agreed to, it's likely to be a very stormy session.
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Tired Of Greek Reruns? Understandable, But A New Season Is Beginning

Greece, buried under debt, is begging for its third bailout. Europeans are willing to help, but only if Greece can prove that this time will be different. Investors are betting this time, it will be.
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Shrinking Paychecks: Hillary Clinton Takes On 2016's Toughest Economic Question

The defining economic question for candidates this cycle could be how (or even whether) to deal with unstoppable forces like ride-hailing company Uber and global trade.
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Nintendo CEO Iwata: 'In My Heart I Am A Gamer'

Satoru Iwata, who helped Nintendo innovate and launch its revolutionary Wii game console, has died. His business card summed him up this way: "I run a game company, in my heart I am a gamer."

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