Business

6:12am

Wed July 1, 2015
U.S.

After Supreme Court Decision, What's Next For Gay Rights Groups?

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 3:42 pm

Carlos McKnight waves a flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the Supreme Court.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Having clinched the long-sought prize of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, some long-time advocates are now waking up to the realization that they need to find a new job. At least one major same-sex marriage advocacy group is preparing to close down and other LGBT organizations are retooling.

They have grown from a ragtag group with a radical idea into a massive multi-million dollar industry of slick and sophisticated sellers of a dream. Today, their very success has made their old jobs obsolete.

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5:20am

Wed July 1, 2015
Education

As Panama's Economy Booms, So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:44 am

Panama City's skyline.
Arnulfo Franco AP

The 66th floor of Panama City's Trump Tower is a fine spot to experience Panama's booming economy. Beyond the building's windows, hundreds of skyscrapers stretch the length of the capital's skyline. Inside, a hand of blackjack will set you back $200, but all-you-can-drink champagne costs just $10.

On average, economic growth in Panama has topped 8 percent in the last five years, making the country the envy of its struggling Latin American neighbors.

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5:09am

Wed July 1, 2015
Europe

Online Fund Started To Raise Money For Greece's Debt

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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5:07am

Wed July 1, 2015
Business

Martha Stewart's Company Sold For A Fraction Of Its Previous Worth

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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5:07am

Wed July 1, 2015
Economy

Historic Vote May Determine Whether Greece Remains In The Eurozone

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:40 pm

Pensioners holding their queue numbers try to enter a bank in Athens. The government ordered about 1,000 bank branches around the country to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to $134 from their retirement checks.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza AP

At the end of World War II with the continent in ruins, Winston Churchill famously proclaimed, "We must build a United States of Europe." He believed such a union would bring an end to centuries of European wars.

For 70 years Europe has been engaged in a political and economic quest to make that happen. But many in Greece, such as Athens cabdriver Jordan Repanidis, feel this historic reshaping of the Western world has a stranglehold on their country.

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8:37pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Donald Trump Sues Univision For $500 Million

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 11:05 am

Univision dropped its broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe, pageants that Trump co-owns.
Chicago Tribune TNS via Getty Images

Donald Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, is suing Univision. The Spanish-language TV network dropped its coverage of Miss USA and Miss Universe — two beauty pageants that Trump co-owns — because of Trump's remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement on June 16.

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5:42pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Salt

Communities Get A Lift As Local Food Sales Surge To $11 Billion A Year

Tomatoes at Union South Farmers Market in Madison Wisconsin.
Patrick Kuhl Flickr

There's a renaissance in local and regional food, and it's not just farmers markets in urban areas that are driving it.

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5:20pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

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

President Obama has proposed a rule requiring requiring overtime pay for more workers. The plan has drawn fire from many employers.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Business groups and labor unions sharply disagreed today over the potential impact of a proposed change to the federal rule governing overtime pay.

In coming months, the two sides will submit comments in writing to the Labor Department to try to shape the rule's final wording, but the verbal sparring already has begun.

Business leaders say hiking overtime pay would reduce hiring, while unions say the change would stimulate the economy by raising incomes for about 5 million Americans.

Before laying out the different reactions, we'll look at what happened today:

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4:15pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Economy

Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 9:09 pm

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4:15pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Europe

How Default Could Push Greece Out Of The Eurozone

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:39 pm

People wait in line to withdraw euros from an ATM after Greece closed its banks Monday in Athens.
Milos Bicanski Getty Images

This story was updated at 7 p.m. ET.

The deadline passed Tuesday evening for Greece to make a key loan payment to the International Monetary Fund — putting it a step closer toward quitting the euro.

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