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Mixed Messages and No Progress in Greek Crisis
BRUSSELS - Bewildered Greeks, not to speak of people throughout Europe and the world, could be forgiven for wondering who, if anyone, is in charge.
Bankruptcy is a real possibility for Greece. Does its leader have a plan?  Washington Post
IMF's Lagarde says Greece must reform before debt relief  Reuters
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Justice Department investigating whether airlines are colluding to keep fares high
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.
U.S. officials want to know: Are airlines colluding on fares, capacity?  Dallas Morning News
Feds launch inquiry of possible airline collusion  Kansas City Star
Saudi billionaire has "well devised plan" to give away riches
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Saudi Arabia's billionaire 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.
Billionaire Saudi prince, SU alum Alwaleed bin Talal vows to donate $32 ...  Syracuse.com
Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal promises $41 billion fortune to charity  ABC Online
PayPal Acquires Xoom for Stake in Digital Money Transfers
PayPal, the online payments company weeks away from an expected spinoff from eBay, took a leap into the growing digital money transfer business on Wednesday by acquiring Xoom, a big player in the field.
Opinion: Xoom deal reunites with PayPal roots  MarketWatch
PayPal to Buy Online Money-Transfer Company for $890 Million  Wall Street Journal
GE, Electrolux to fight US antitrust lawsuit
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday to block Swedish-owned Electrolux's proposed $3.3 billion purchase of General Electric's Louisville-based appliance business.
GE's Divestiture Plans Hit Hurdles  Wall Street Journal
Justice halts Electrolux's buy of GE's appliance division  Washington Post
Missouri rejects 'Grain Belt Express' plan for wind power
The Missouri Public Service Commission voted Wednesday to deny a Texas company's plan for a controversial $2.2 billion, 780-mile transmission line to carry wind power from the Kansas high plains across Missouri to eastern power grids.
Missouri panel rejects plan for multistate wind power line  fox2now.com
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.
Shyp Makes Couriers Employees Before It's Too Big to Change  Wired
'Sharing economy' business Shyp changes contractors to employees  Financial Times
Jobs, manufacturing data bolster US economic outlook
US private employers hired the most workers in six months in June and factory activity picked up, providing fresh evidence the economy was gathering solid momentum after contracting at the start of the year.
US payroll report tipped to show gain of 230000  Financial Times
Private sector adds more jobs than expected  The Australian
Californians cut water use in May, ahead of mandatory reductions
LOS ANGELES California residents, in a boost for efforts to deal with a devastating four-year drought, cut water use by nearly 29 percent in May to score the biggest reduction since the state governor in early 2014 called for voluntary cutbacks ...
Californians shoot past Gov. Jerry's Brown's water conservation targets  San Jose Mercury News
California Cities Show Biggest Water Savings yet in Drought  ABC News
AAA: 41.9M to Hit the Road for Independence Day Weekend
WASHINGTON - AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day weekend, the most since 2007.
Stay safe on the roads this holiday weekend  Troy Messenger
AAA forecasts highest travel numbers since 2007  Morris Daily Herald