Asian shares rose on Wednesday as investors watched to see the next step as Greece fell into arrears after failing to make a debt repayment on Tuesday. Investors worry a default on its debts will lead Greece to eventually drop out of the euro currency, a move that could potentially set off turmoil in financial markets. But they appeared to be taking a wait-and-see stance.
Katy Daigle, Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 9:31pm
Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
The Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 9:21pm
Honduras' Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the vice president of Congress and 15 other people accused of defrauding the country's health care system in a corruption scandal that has sparked large street protests.
Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy, Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 9:11pm
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made good on his threat and swiftly vetoed the Republican-crafted spending plan Tuesday night just hours after the GOP's huge majorities in the Legislature sent it to him on the last day of the state government's fiscal year.
Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 8:51pm
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday signed a $71.2 billion, two-year state budget that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income-tax cut.
Sara Burnett, Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 8:21pm
The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension funds.
Rachel La Corte, Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 7:11pm
Washington state's recreational marijuana law has a new tax structure under a measure signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Abandoned Golf Course in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan to Be Repurposed with 23-Megawatt Solar Power Plant from KYOCERA TCL Solar LLC
Kyocera Corporation, Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 6:11pm
enough electricity to power approximately 8,100 typical local households *1.
Rachel La Corte, Associated Press | posted 19 minutes ago
As a key deadline neared Tuesday night, Gov. Jay Inslee was expected to sign a $38.2 billion two-year state operating budget that cuts tuition for college students and puts more money toward the state's K-12 education system.
The Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 10:31pm
The World Bank has urged China to carry out fundamental reform of its state-dominated financial system to keep economic growth on track.
The Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 10:21pm
China's manufacturing was weak in June and employers cut more jobs, two surveys showed Wednesday, in a new sign the world's second-largest economy is struggling to emerge from a slump.
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 10:01pm
The mood among big Japanese corporations is unexpectedly upbeat despite recent data showing the recovery appears to be stalling.
Ronnie Greene and Steve Peoples, Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 9:51pm
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $28 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday.
The Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 9:11pm
a budget plan — and is expected to veto the others. Here is a summary of the legislation:
The Associated Press | posted Jun 30th - 8:41pm
Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.
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