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Greece Approves Reforms, Clearing Hurdle For Bailout Deal

The measures involve an overhaul to the banking and judicial systems — demands made by Greece's creditors in exchange for the 86 billion euro rescue package.
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Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.
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When Sanctions Lift, How Will Iran Spend Its Billions?

Once Tehran takes steps to roll back its nuclear program, an estimated $100 billion in frozen overseas assets will become available. Iran has many needs to meet with its battered economy.
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California, New York And Washington, D.C., Make Moves On Minimum Wage

The University of California system will increase hourly wages to $15, while New York is one step closer to doing the same for its fast-food workers.
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New York City, Uber Strike 4-Month Deal On Vehicle Cap

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration had sought a 1 percent cap on Uber's growth within New York City, pending a study. Uber had opposed the measure.
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Eggs Go AWOL, And Bakers Scramble For High-Tech Substitutes

The national egg shortage is hitting bakers hard. Some are replacing eggs with highly engineered ingredients that promise to work just as well.
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New York, University Of California Announce $15 Minimum Wage

Minimum wage workers in New York state and at the University of California may be on the way to making what activists call "a living wage" of $15 an hour. The wage board in New York met to recommend the raise on Wednesday, the same day as the University of California's announcement that it would do the same for its employees.
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With U.S.-Cuba Ties Restored, Embargo Leaves Trade Restrictions In Place

Washington, D.C., and Havana may have restored diplomatic ties, but the crippling trade embargo against Cuba is still in place — for now. President Obama has started paving the way to increase the export of agricultural products to Cuba, and to begin exporting construction and telecommunications equipment.
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After Nuclear Deal, European Businesses Flock To Iran

Iran's market of 80 million, well-educated consumers is not open yet, but French and other European business delegations are already flocking to the country. They will be the first in and have a head start, but analysts say American business could be the big winner in the end.
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How An 11-Year-Old Boy Invented The Popsicle

The beloved ice pops were born of a young boy's tinkering with sugary soda powder and water on a cold night. But the end of this tale for Frank Epperson was not as sweet as his treat.

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