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Greece's Bailout Referendum Boils Down To: Yes Or No

On Sunday, the people of Greece will vote on their country's future. What happens when voters are asked to choose between two options that could send their country down two very different paths?

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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that — and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.

All Things Considered

Busy Travel Weekend Raises Concerns About Transportation Infrastructure

Expect heavy traffic and busy airports if traveling this Independence Day weekend. Travel industry groups say with unemployment down and wages ticking up, more Americans will be on the move.

So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.

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BP Settlement To Address Ecosystem Damage Caused By Oil Spill

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Bethany Kraft, director of the Gulf Restoration Program at Ocean Conservancy, about the BP spill's impact on the environment to date.

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Man Offers Cheap Housing In Silicon Valley By Renting Out Backyard Tent

Due to high costs of housing in Silicon Valley, John Potter rents out a tent on Airbnb for $46 a night.

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Obama Touts New Federal Overtime Pay Rule In Wisconsin

President Obama traveled to Wisconsin Friday to tout the administration's new proposed rule that could make 5 million more people eligible for overtime pay.

Do Organic Farmers Need Special Seeds And Money To Breed Them?

Organic farmers say they need crop varieties that were bred specifically for conditions on their farms. Clif Bar & Company decided to back their cause with up to $10 million in grants.

Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Greece's Impasse With Europe

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was elected on the promise of renegotiating the regimen of austerity imposed on Greece by its creditors. And Europe warned him it expected Greece to repay its debts.

BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Week In The News: Greek Crisis, Cuban Embassy, Overtime Expansion

July 3, 2015
Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Greece's European creditors were assessing a last-minute proposal Athens made for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout program expires and it loses access to billions of euros in funds. (AP)

Overtime pay. Diplomatic ties with Cuba. Greece defaults. Iran deadline missed. Chris Christie jumps in. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Plainridge Park Generates $6.1M In Gambling Revenues

July 2, 2015
A view of Plainridge Park Casino, the state's lone slots parlor, which opened in June. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The haul by the Plainridge Park slot parlor in Plainville means the state will receive about $2.5 million

U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs In June, But Wages Were Flat

July 2, 2015
A "now hiring'' sign is seen in a storefront window on July 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Unemployment dropped to 5.3 percent, but while the overall report was positive, there were some cloudy signs.

Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter Among Social Media Sites Moving Into News

July 1, 2015
The Snapchat logo is pictured on an iPhone. (Adam Przezdziek/Flickr)

Millennials’ top source for political news is Facebook, according to a recent study. Now, other social networks are trying to get on board.

Why One Greek Business Owner Is Voting Yes In Sunday’s Referendum

July 1, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talks to the media as he leaves after he participated in a bilateral meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the EU meetings in Brussels on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

As the prime minister urges Greeks to vote no in the referendum, restaurant owner Nikolalos Voglis explains why he will vote yes.

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

July 1, 2015
Terri Kelly is CEO of W. L. Gore. (Courtesy)

Terri Kelly is one of few people with a title at W. L. Gore – the maker of Gore-Tex – and she says she really doesn’t like having one.

As Marijuana Industry Grows, So Does Its Political Clout

July 1, 2015
Different varieties of marijuana flowers are displayed at medical marijuana dispensary Kaya Shack in Portland, Ore. On July 1, recreational marijuana in Oregon became legal, but it's likely customers won't be able to buy the pot at medical dispensaries until October 1. (Gosia Wozniacka/AP)

For members of Congress, the cannabis industry offers new, high-yield donors. But it also raises some questions.

Redefining American Overtime

July 1, 2015
In this June 26, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, June 29. (AP)

Five million workers may qualify for overtime pay. We’ll look at the plan and the pushback.

How Boston 2024’s Revised Olympic Bid May Shape City Development

July 1, 2015

David Anderson, a project manager at a Boston architectural firm, discusses how Boston 2024’s new Olympic bid plans would impact the city’s architectural landscape.

USOC Lauds Boston 2024’s Revised Bid, But Says ‘A Positive Trend’ In Support Is Needed

July 1, 2015
From left: United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, USOC Chair Larry Probst, Boston 2024 Chair Steve Pagliuca and Boston 2024 Vice Chair Roger Crandall speak during a news conference Tuesday in Redwood City, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Boston 2024 met with USOC officials in California to present its new bid. The group stressed public support could affect Boston’s Olympic future.

State’s Earned Sick Time Law Goes Into Effect

June 30, 2015
Earned sick time advocates rally on June 30 in front of the State House after delivering signatures to appear on the ballot this November. (State House News Service)

Backers of the law — which voters easily approved in the fall, and which takes effect Wednesday — say it will extend benefits to nearly 1 million workers.

In California Drought, Grape Growers Face A Trade-Off

June 30, 2015
A reduction in water means richer wine, but also a bigger price tag on the bottle. (kubina/Fllickr)

The drought could affect production of low-cost bottles, but if can you shell out for the more expensive stuff, you might be in for a treat.

Google Is Manipulating Search Results, Study Finds

June 30, 2015
A woman googles something on an iPad. (cogdog/Flickr)

The study by top legal and economic scholars found the search engine giant knowingly buries its competitors. Google refutes the findings.

Greek Debt Crisis Spirals Toward Default

June 30, 2015
People stand in a queue to use an ATM outside a closed bank, next to a sign on the plant, bottom right, reading ''NO'' in Athens, Tuesday. It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday. (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP)

Greece closes its banks as debt negotiations reach a crisis point. We hear the latest on the debt crisis and its threat to the Eurozone.

With Bid 2.0, New Details At A Critical Juncture For Boston 2024

June 29, 2015
Boston 2024 Chair Steve Pagliuca speaks during the release of the group's "Bid 2.0" at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Monday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

The new plan for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics is out. Boston 2024 has detailed more of its budget and venue plan.

Boston 2024 Revises Its Bid For The Summer Olympics

June 29, 2015
Boston 2024's plan for an Olympic Stadium at Widett Circle in Boston. (Boston 2024)

“Bid 2.0″ calls for two new neighborhoods in Boston, city tax breaks for developers, MBTA upgrades and more.

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