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July 31, 2015 Greek PM defends controversial 'Plan B' for euro zone exit

Source: Reuters

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday acknowledged his government had made covert contingency plans in case Greece was forced out of the euro, but rejected accusations he had plotted to take the country back to the drachma.

July 31, 2015 Magid: Concerns raised about cybersecurity bill

Source: Mercury News

A controversial cybersecurity bill working its way through Congress has raised concerns not just of civil liberties groups but also of some leading scientists and security experts who worry that it could be counterproductive

July 31, 2015 Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability

PC World - They will work with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST), described as foundational research and development agencies....

July 31, 2015 Ag ministers repeat call for U.S. to end COOL

Leader Post - The îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) ruled in 2012 that COOL was discriminatory to Canadian hog and beef exports. A final ruling by the WTO in May 2015 reaffirmed that the U.S. COOL measure is...

July 31, 2015 Beijing wins election to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Source: USA Today

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic...

July 30, 2015 50 years later, how Medicare changed America

Source: PRI

Few programs have had so much impact on lives of ordinary Americans as Medicare. But what seems like a mundane program has actually been controversial during much of its 50-year history. And the law that was signed on July 30,...

July 30, 2015 U.S. can stay under debt ceiling through at least late Oct: Treasury chief

Source: Reuters

The U.S. federal government can stay below its legal limit on borrowing until at least late October and likely do so a little longer than that, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday.

July 30, 2015 September Is Looking Likelier for Fed’s First Rate Increase

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve remains on track to raise interest rates later this year, and perhaps as soon as its next policy meeting in mid-September, as economic growth continues to meet its expectations.

July 29, 2015 Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike plan

Source: Reuters

The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September. The U.S. central bank is scheduled to issue its latest...

July 29, 2015 Investors support national legislation mandating corporate disclosures on trafficking and slavery risks

Source: The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of 300 investors with assets under management of over $100 billion, Calvert Investments and Christian Brothers Investment Services, applaud Congresswoman Carolyn...[more]

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