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Germans fret over Europe's future but still believe
BRUSSELS The battle for Europe will be won or lost in Germany. On some days recently, it has looked like it might be lost. But that is to underestimate the deep German commitment to the success of European integration based on the rule of law.
End the Call for a Centralized Eurozone  New York Times
Analysis – Germans fret over Europe's future but still believe  euronews
The Australian Financial Review  
CEO Who Raised Minimum Salary To $70k Falls On Hard Times
Just three months ago, Dan Price was a progressive hero. To much fanfare, Price, CEO of Seattle-based Gravity Payments, announced he was raising the minimum salary for employees of his company to $70,000, and taking a $930,000 pay cut himself to ...
CEO Dan Price who set his firm's minimum wage to $70K hits hard times  Daily Mail
CEO who set $70000 minimum wage facing hardships  Atlanta Journal Constitution
Verizon Says No Strike Called as Talks Continue With Unions
Verizon employees stand on the picket line in front of the company's corporate office in New York, on Aug. 8, 2011. Photographer: Stephen Yang/Bloomberg.
No Strike for Verizon Workers Despite Contract Expiration  NY1
Verizon workers in Delaware to stay on job without new contract  WDEL 1150AM
Uber crosses $70bn valuation
Uber Technologies has completed a new round of funding that values the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $US51 billion ($70bn), equalling Facebook's record for a private, venture-backed start-up.
Microsoft to invest in ride sharing company Uber  The Australian Financial Review
Uber reaches $50 billion value thanks (in part) to Microsoft  Engadget
Powerball numbers for Aug. 1; one winner of $110 million jackpot
Powerball.jpg PowerballOne ticket holder matched the winning Powerball numbers on Aug. 1, 2015, winning the $110 million jackpot. LANSING, MI -- One ticket holder matched the winning Powerball numbers on Aug. 1, 2015, winning the $110 million ...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game  Washington Post
Kentucky Lottery reports record sales for fiscal year  Celebrity Cafe - Entertainment News (blog)
Yahoo buys shopping site Polyvore
Case in point: The tech giant announced Friday it will acquire Polyvore, the fashion-discovery site founded in 2007 by three former Yahoo engineers that lets users browse and buy clothes, accessories and beauty products.
The interesting story of how Marissa Mayer influenced the CEO of the company ...  Business Insider
Yahoo tries to get more fashionable with Polyvore purchase  Dispatch Times
NBCUniversal close to investment in BuzzFeed and Vox
buzzfeed The subsidiary of Comcast or CMCSA is showing interest in raising the stake of BuzzFeed in Vox Media, according to a person familiar with the matter.
NBCUniversal close to investment deals with BuzzFeed and Vox  Statesman Tribune
Comcast expanding its interest in new media
Gas Price Goes Up in Washington
Gas taxes are not actually collected at the pump, but at the time a delivery truck is filled. According to the master plan, an additional increase in the gas tax will be witnessed in summer 2016, amounting to 4.9 cents per gallon, bringing Washington's ...
Gas tax jumps 7 cents on Saturday  Sentinel Republic
Tax spurs price jump at Washington pumps  Rapid News Network
Central Bank to cap Credit Union savings at €100000
A savings limit of €100,000 per customer will be imposed on credit unions under regulations due to come into force in January. Ads by Google.
Pot industry's bank bid rejected by federal regulators  Denton Record Chronicle
Pot industry hits another roadblock in Colorado, credit union sues banking ...  The Hoops News
Four Years in, Consumer Protection Agency Has Plenty to Do
The nation's youngest government agency recently celebrated its four-year anniversary, and it's still got plenty to do. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was born out of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law that passed in 2010 and started a ...
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