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Debate Begins: New OT Rules Will Raise Wages — Or Kill Jobs

The Labor Department plans to change a rule so that 5 million more Americans will be able to collect overtime pay. Business groups say the change will hurt hiring, but labor groups are applauding.
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Greece's Economic Crisis Presents Major Challenge To The Euro

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kathleen R. McNamara, director of the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University about what the Greek referendum means to Greece and Europe.
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How Default Could Push Greece Out Of The Eurozone

After missing a loan payment, Greece is one step closer to the possibility of quitting the euro, analysts say. And, they say, the crisis poses a danger to the eurozone itself.
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Brazilian President Mends Ties With President Obama On White House Visit

President Obama sought to downplay any major impact the Greek debt crisis could have on the U.S. economy. He spoke at a news conference with the president of Brazil and also addressed the ongoing talks on Iran's nuclear program and his administration's recent wins on the domestic policy front.
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Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

The bank, which helps finance trade deals for U.S. companies, needed reapproval by June 30. Now it is living on borrowed time, after an anti-crony capitalism campaign driven by conservative groups.
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Greek Government Offers Last-Minute Plan To Avoid Default

On the day it is due to miss a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund, Greece made a last minute appeal to the European Union to restart talks about how to deal with the country's debts.
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Obama Proposes Expanding Overtime Pay To Nearly 5 Million Workers

The White House is proposing new rules that will boost the number of people eligible to receive overtime pay. The rules are facing opposition from the retail and restaurant industries.
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As Minimum Wage Inches Up In D.C. And Maryland, Activists Say More Is Needed

As the minimum wage increases this week in D.C. and Maryland, activists in both jurisdictions say that more is needed — and in D.C., residents could soon vote on a $15 minimum wage.
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Financial Trouble In Puerto Rico And Greece

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory cannot pay its billions in debt. Like Greece, it faces a long road to stability. A look at the fundamental economic problems in Puerto Rico and Greece, and how they could affect economies in the U.S. and across the world.

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Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

A crowd-funding effort to get the $1.8 billion Greece needs to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from salads to gift baskets.

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