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As Budget Deadline Approaches, Illinois Faces A Government Shutdown

The budget expires on Tuesday and there's no sign of agreement on a new one. It's the first time in a dozen years that the solidly Democratic legislature has had to deal with a Republican governor.

President Pitches Overtime Rule That Could Raise Wages For 5 Million

The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from the current cap of $23,660.

Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will be free for only 3 months.

Greeks Brace For The Fallout As Deadline Looms

Greeks have lurched from one crisis to another in recent years and have learned to cope with uncertainty. Still, many are worried about what could happen when Greece misses a payment Tuesday.

The Economic Reality Of The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

From less-complicated tax filing to reducing uncertainty over medical decisions, the Supreme Court's ruling will have a wide impact on same-sex households. It will also affect corporate policies.

Like Greece, Cash-Strapped Puerto Rico Needs A Fiscal Lifeline

Is Puerto Rico America's Greece? Like Greece, Puerto Rico is running out of money and needs more time to pay its bills. There are many similarities, but also important differences.

SpaceX Rocket Explosion Raises Questions About Private Space Companies

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Andy Pasztor, aerospace reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about insurance options for SpaceX flights and launches.

If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

This week, Greek will miss a $1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. The debt crisis has the potential to create financial, economic and geopolitical trouble for Americans.

NBC Dumps Donald Trump Over Comments On Mexican Immigrants

NBC severs ties with Donald Trump over his derogatory remarks about Mexicans.

NBCUniversal Is Cutting Ties With Donald Trump

The media company is ending its business relationship with the presidential hopeful after comments he made about Mexican immigrants.