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Days before referendum, Greek voters perplexed and undecided

July 3, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Costas Christoforidis hasn’t decided how to vote in Sunday’s referendum on a bailout deal for Greece’s troubled economy. more »»

 
 
 
US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of . more »»

Puerto Rico governor: Creditors should help solve crisis

July 3, 2015 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's governor said Thursday that creditors are responsible for helping the U.S. more »»

FDA OKs drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis. But it will come at a steep price — more than $250,000 for a year's treatment. more »»

Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

July 2, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. more »»

US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

July 2, 2015 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. more »»

Robot kills man at VW plant in Germany

July 2, 2015 BERLIN — A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. more »»

Greece’s bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

July 1, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to th... more »»

Economists: Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option

July 1, 2015 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. more »»

Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chair

July 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Phil Knight, a middle-distance runner who partnered with his track coach at Oregon to launch a footwear and apparel company that made the Nike swoosh one of the most recognizable logos in... more »»

Canadian government OKs Cirque du Soleil sale

July 1, 2015 OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian government has approved the sale of Cirque du Soleil to a group headed by a U.S. private equity firm and its Chinese partners. more »»

Drug, device firms paid $6.5B to care providers

July 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $. more »»

NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired

June 30, 2015 NEW YORK — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the... more »»

Chinese premier calls for deal to keep Greece in eurozone

June 30, 2015 BRUSSELS — The prime minister of China, the European Union’s No. more »»

US resuming aid to Bahrain military

June 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The State Department says it is resuming aid to the military in Bahrain, which has been withheld since Bahrain cracked down on demonstrations in 2011. more »»

Justices rule against EPA plant mercury limits

June 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary... more »»

Bank supporters have the votes

June 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The supporters of the federal Export-Import Bank have the Senate votes to revive it and will get a chance to do so, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday. more »»

Feds shut down database over hacking attempt

June 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The federal personnel agency whose records were plundered by hackers linked to China announced on Monday the temporary shutdown of a massive database used to update and store backgroun... more »»

Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut

June 29, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn to date Sunday, with the prime minister announcing Greek banks would remain shut indefinitely and restrictions would... more »»

China cuts in interest rate to boost economy

June 29, 2015 BEIJING — China’s central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some banks to lend to small and rural businesses, as Beijing... more »»

 
 

Hardin County Extension Office July 3, 2015

will be closed in observance of Independence Day. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on July 6. more »

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