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Asia stocks rise for third day though Greece, China concerns weigh
HONG KONG Asian stocks rose for a third consecutive day on Thursday though widening cracks in Chinese stocks and Greece's standoff with its creditors capped gains while the dollar was bolstered by upbeat U.S.
Opinion: The real losers from a Greek exit won't be in Greece  MarketWatch
Dollar firms before payrolls, Greece unease simmers  Reuters UK
The Guardian  
The Latest: Greece's Varoufakis Will Quit if 'Yes' Wins
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___. 12:04 p.m.. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has said he will resign if there is a "Yes" vote in Sunday's referendum over recent creditor proposals.
Finance minister Varoufakis says will resign if Greeks vote "Yes" -TV  Reuters
Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis says he'll resign if Greece votes ...  The Guardian
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Vows to Donate $32 Billion to Charity
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, announced Wednesday that he will donate all of his wealth of $32 billion to charity over the coming years.
Why Saudi prince is giving away $32 billion
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is donating a cool �28billion to charity  Metro
California: Record water savings shows big cuts possible
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.
Californians shoot past Gov. Jerry's Brown's water conservation targets  San Jose Mercury News
California residents cut water use by hefty 29% in May, officials say  Los Angeles Times
Whole Foods execs: We overcharged some N.Y. customers
John Mackey and Walter Robb admitted to the error in a two-minute video on YouTube, and explained how they plan to prevent the errors in the future.
Whole Foods Admits to Sometimes Overcharging Customers  TIME
Whole Foods Co-CEOs Admit To Overcharging Customers  Huffington Post
Xiaomi's smartphone sales growth has ground to a halt
If there was ever time for Xiaomi to prove it's more than just a smartphone company making generic slabs of hardware, it is now.
Xiaomi sales put full-year goal in doubt  Financial Times
Xiaomi's less than projected smartphone sales till June cast doubt on ...  IBNLive
On-demand startups get more heat over using contractors
Facing intense pressure, a fast-growing category of Silicon Valley companies is slowly changing its tune about the benefits of freelance workers.
After Uber ruling, pressure mounts on companies to reclassify contractors  ITworld
Wading Into Silicon Valley Debate, Shyp Will Make Employees of Its Contractors  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Electrolux Boss Vows to Complete GE Appliance Deal Despite DOJ lawsuit
STOCKHOLM— Electrolux ELUXY -9.29 % AB boss Keith McLoughlin has vowed to press ahead with the $3.3 billion purchase of General Electric Co.
Electrolux CEO says partial GE appliances deal doesn't make sense  Reuters
Electrolux Vows to Complete GE Deal  Nasdaq
US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps
U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its manufacturing index rose to 53.5 last month from 52.8 in May.
Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at Fastest Pace in Five Months  Bloomberg
Factory growth improves with hiring Press
FTSE flat but shares in Dixons Carphone up on Sprint deal
(Open): The FTSE 100 opened little changed but shares in Dixons Carphone climbed on news of its tie-up with US mobile firm Sprint.
Europe flat as Greek standoff returns  CNBC
FTSE steadies, supported by Dixons Carphone  Reuters UK