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The last thing Europe needs: another Greek debt crisis

The last thing Europe needs: another Greek debt crisis

How’s this for déjà vu? Another debt crisis is brewing in Europe. Greece needs European creditors to release cash from a bailout agreed in 2015 so it can make debt repayments, but officials are at loggerheads. Investors are starting to worry, demanding higher returns on Greek debt. Adding to the confusion is a warning from the International More...

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Trump isn't killing the bull market. Here's why
By asif On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Trump isn’t killing the bull market. Here’s why

More and more business leaders and Wall Street strategists are expressing their worries about what President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies and unpredictable nature might do to the markets More...

Visa crackdown puts these rural doctors at risk
By asif On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Visa crackdown puts these rural doctors at risk

At his pediatrics practice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Dr. Alaa Al Nofal sees up to 10 patients a day. He’s known some of them since they were born. Others, he still treats after they’ve graduated More...

LeBron, Serena and other Nike stars champion 'Equality'
By asif On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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LeBron, Serena and other Nike stars champion ‘Equality’

Nike says it’s time to stand up for equality in a new ad campaign. The company on Sunday launched a star-studded short film titled “Equality” to mark Black History Month. The ad features More...

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for "massive campaign" against fake news
By asif On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for “massive campaign” against fake news

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the tech industry to take action against “fake news” stories that are polluting the web. “There has to be a massive campaign. We have to think through every demographic,” More...

'Lego Batman' producer today. Treasury secretary tomorrow?
By asif On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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‘Lego Batman’ producer today. Treasury secretary tomorrow?

Steven Mnuchin had a pretty good weekend. First the treasury secretary pick advanced a step closer toward confirmation on Friday. Then his latest movie claimed the top spot at the box office. Mnuchin More...

This Thai company makes food packaging out of bamboo to cut down on trash
By asif On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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This Thai company makes food packaging out of bamboo to cut down on trash

To tackle Thailand’s mounting trash problem, one company is turning to the country’s plant life. Universal Biopack makes packaging that it sells to restaurants and manufacturers. But rather More...

Verizon is bringing back unlimited data
By asif On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Verizon is bringing back unlimited data

Verizon (VZ) is bringing back an unlimited data plan. Starting Monday, Verizon customers can get unlimited data, talk and text for $80. The company says the new introductory plan also includes up to More...

Indian rival slams Uber's business model
By asif On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Indian rival slams Uber’s business model

Uber’s top rival in India has some unsolicited advice for the U.S. startup: Go local. “They have a very cookie-cutter approach in terms of what the model is and how [to] force feed it into More...

Oil prices have doubled in a year. Here's why
By asif On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Oil prices have doubled in a year. Here’s why

It’s a good day for OPEC. Data published Monday by the oil cartel show its members have largely complied with an agreement to slash production. The confirmation caps a remarkable year for OPEC, More...