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AP Business Headlines
World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as government efforts failed to reassure panicky investors....
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other....
Aetna will spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy....
      
Wall Street Journal Headlines
Aetna agreed to buy Humana for $34.1 billion, following weeks of frenzied merger talks among large health insurers. Deal would add to Aetna’s Medicare business.
BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion over 18 years to settle all federal and state claims arising from 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including the biggest pollution penalty in U.S. history.
Using an industry technique known as “upgauging,” airlines increase capacity by adding seats on existing jets and replacing smaller planes with larger ones.
Regulators are likely to take action before summer’s end against Fiat Chrysler over recall lapses involving older Jeeps tied to rear-end crashes and millions of other vehicles, the U.S. auto-safety chief said.
Vertex’s cystic-fibrosis drug Orkambi, which treats the most common mutation of the disease, received U.S. regulatory approval on Thursday.
      
CNNMoney Headlines
The unemployment rate for teens is dropping and more teens are entering the workforce. That's good news for everyone else, economists say.
Behind the headlines is a country in the middle of a deep recession.
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Nathan's hosts the annual hot dog eating contest at Coney Island on July 4th.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
The move affected nearly 300 individual discussion areas — so-called subreddits that focus on individual topics like technology, art and business.









Auto policies and some credit cards will often cover rentals, but such coverage can come with restrictions.









Start-ups and doctors are in zealous pursuit of new and sometimes controversial ways to prevent, detect and treat concussions.









The move values Ant Financial Services at more than $45 billion and makes the Chinese government a stakeholder, according to people familiar with the transaction.









The merger could be the first in a series of deals in the sector as the U.S. health insurance industry grapples with rising medical costs and seeks scale to achieve better pricing power.









      
USA Today Business Headlines
A record number of deals have been done in the health care industry this year.
     
 
 
Study: Americans' support of First Amendment grows but a third can't specify its parts.
     
 
 
Matt Levatich calls running the legendary motorcycle brand 'incredible responsibility.'
     
 
 
IMF concedes that Greece's debts are unsustainable and that it needs relief
     
 
 
Stocks on China's main stock benchmark plunged 6% Friday.
     
 
 
      
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