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Obama: Make 5 million more workers eligible for overtime

An estimated 5 million more salaried workers may soon become automatically eligible for overtime pay.

That's according to President Obama, who on Monday evening previewed a key part of a proposed change to overtime rules.

Today, the only way you're aut...

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Greeks rush to bitcoin in lieu of euro

With bank doors slammed shut, frantic Greeks are turning to online trading platforms to see if the digital money Bitcoin is a better bet than the euro.

The world's largest Bitcoin exchanges tell CNNMoney they've seen a surge of business from Greece.

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Puerto Rico wants to be able to declare bankruptcy

Puerto Rico's governor has a message for Washington D.C: change the law, we want the right to declare bankruptcy.

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US stock suffer worst drop of 2015 on Greek default fears

Greece only makes up 0.3%of the global economy, but it's causing a global stock market sell-off, including a drop of 350 points in the Dow Jones industrial average.

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Greece could be biggest national default in history

If Greece defaults on its debt, it will be the biggest default by a country in history.

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Why Puerto Rico's economy is in a 'death spiral'

Puerto Rico's economy is heading into a "death spiral" right now.

That's how the commonwealth's governor, Alejandro García Padilla, summed up the situation in an interview with the New York Times. Puerto Rico owes about $73 billion in debt, which Pad...

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Global markets spooked by looming 'leap second'

You won't even notice it -- it will literally pass by in a second. But markets around the world are frantically trying to avoid a leap second that threatens to disrupt global trading on Tuesday.

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Connoisseur travelers choose airline based on drink options

Whenever Ben Schlappig travels from his home in Los Angeles to Europe, he flies Singapore Airlines.

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China stocks free fall into a bear market

China stocks resumed their dramatic slide Monday as investors pulled out of the market despite a decision by the central bank to cut interest rates to a record low.

The Shanghai Composite swung between massive gains and losses before closing down 3.3%...

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The very big risks of the Greek debt crisis

Greece is spiraling ever deeper into a financial and political crisis that could end with it becoming the first country to crash out of the euro.

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Hyundai named official NFL auto sponsor in 4-year deal

Hyundai and the National Football League announced on Monday that the Korean-based automaker would become the league's latest auto sponsor in a deal that will last four years.

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Naming your baby Quinoa could win you $10K

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Americans finally started spending in May

Americans hit the checkout aisle last month.

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Fed Reserve: No interest rate hike for now

Get ready, America: an interest rate hike is on the horizon.

The Federal Reserve…

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Americans gave away record amount of $$ last year

Americans gave away a record pile of cash to charity last year: nearly $360 billion.

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Poll: Most Americans say it's easy to fall out of middle class

Most Americans believe it's more likely for people to fall out of the middle class…

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10 best cities where you can earn a living wage

Millions of Americans would kill for a job that pays them a living wage.

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Americans are savers now. It's a problem for the economy

America's 2015 economic report card looks like this:

Low gas prices. Check.

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Snow and sub-freezing temperatures are no reason to hibernate. Adopt a new winter…

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Summer means road trips, and it seems everyone has a tip on how to save fuel. But…

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Technology pioneer Steve Jobs was one of the most recognizable CEOs in the world and…

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What Obama's trade deal (likely) means for American jobs

If it's revived, what would President Obama's trade deal do to my job?

That's really…

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America has the most job openings in 15 years

American businesses have a lot of "we're hiring" signs up.

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Man commutes 220 miles a day for 'dream job'

A Virginia man commutes 220 miles -- or about seven hours -- a day, all in the name…

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Fiat Chrysler issues urgent recall of SUVs

Fiat Chrysler is calling the owners of 65 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs…

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Bottled water recalled due to E. coli fears

An E. coli scare has prompted a California-based bottled water producer to recall…

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1.4M popular Hondas face second recall over airbags

Honda says 1.4 million cars that have already being recalled to fix their driver…

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China stocks free fall into a bear market

China stocks resumed their dramatic slide Monday as investors pulled out of the…

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Ugly day for China markets: Stocks nosedive

It's another freakout Friday for China stocks.

China's benchmark Shanghai Composite…

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Red-hot Netflix is splitting its stock -- seven times

Netflix wants to make its red-hot stock more affordable.

It won't be quite as cheap…

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