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10:08 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Fact Check: 36 Percent Or Not? Inside Jeb Bush's Tax Math

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush participates in a Fourth of July parade in Amherst, N.H., on Saturday.
Kayana Szymczak Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 5:59 pm

Jeb Bush released more tax returns than any other presidential candidate in history. Over 33 years, the former Florida governor's campaign said he paid an average effective tax rate of 36 percent.

... depending on how you calculate it.

That's a confusing number, and it obscures three decades in which Bush's income climbed slowly, then explosively.

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The Two-Way
9:46 am
Wed July 8, 2015

United Flights Grounded For More Than An Hour Due To Network Router Problem

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 1:34 pm

Computer problems prompted United to ground flights at airports around the U.S. Wednesday morning, throwing travelers' plans into disarray. After a nationwide ground stop that lasted more than an hour, the airline says it has fixed the problem is bringing its systems back online.

Update at 2:30 p.m. ET: 'Issue With A Router'

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The Two-Way
7:46 am
Wed July 8, 2015

For A 3rd Straight Day, Chinese Markets Plunge

A man walks past an electric board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, on Wednesday.
Andy Wong AP

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 9:08 am

It was another turbulent day on the Chinese stock market on Wednesday. For a third day in a row, stocks tumbled as the government tried unsuccessfully to prop up the market.

Reporting from Beijing, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports that over the past three weeks, the markets have lost some $4 trillion.

Anthony reports:

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The Two-Way
5:58 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Greek Prime Minister Tells EU Leaders He Wants A United Europe

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves an emergency summit of eurozone heads of state and government in Brussels on Tuesday.
Francois Walschaerts AP

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 10:29 am

Facing a critical moment in his country's financial crisis, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took a more measured approach during a speech to the European Parliament on Wednesday.

The BBC reports that Tsipras appealed for a united Europe and said he was confident he could present a proposal that would allow Greece to meet "its obligations in the interests of Greece and the eurozone."

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Europe
5:20 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Solution To Greece's Debt Crisis Remains Elusive

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 6:36 am

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Asia
5:15 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Stock Market Drop In China Raises Concerns About An Economic Crisis

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 1:30 pm

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Parallels
3:33 am
Wed July 8, 2015

As Government Hunts For A Solution, Greeks Anticipate Catastrophe

People read the front pages of various newspapers hanging at a kiosk Tuesday in central Athens. European leaders have set a Sunday deadline for Greece to reach a deal on debt repayment and austerity measures.
Jean-Paul Pelissier Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 1:49 pm

European leaders have given the Greek government an ultimatum: Sign up for tough reforms by the end of this week or leave the eurozone. Banks have been closed for more than a week, and now there's a real possibility they could fail — and that Greek depositors could lose everything.

Giorgos Pathiakakis, who founded his sports academy in a middle-class Athens neighborhood 15 years ago, says the bank closures have stalled his business.

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Media
2:51 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Factual Error Opens CNN Star Sanjay Gupta To Scrutiny Over Dual Roles

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, attends the Clinton Global Initiative in 2010.
Mark Lennihan Associated Press

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 8:36 am

Journalism isn't brain surgery — a distinction wrapped in a witticism that CNN's Sanjay Gupta must be tired of hearing.

Yet while he was covering the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in Nepal this year, the journalism evidently proved trickier than the brain surgery. Gupta, a star news correspondent and Emory University trauma neurosurgeon, appears to have misidentified a patient on whom he operated. The tale of how that happened, both twisty and subtle, throws fresh light on Gupta's dual roles as doctor and reporter.

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All Tech Considered
2:36 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Amid New Overtime Rules, More Employers Might Set Email Curfew

New federal rules could expand the number of employees eligible for overtime. That may lead more companies to curtail the use of work email after hours.
Skopein Getty Images/Ikon Images

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 2:20 pm

The buzzing phone or ding of an email from the bedside table might be standard these days. But a long-awaited proposal that would increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay could mean more companies curtailing the use of work email after hours.

When Nicholas Castillo was hired as a bank branch manager several years ago, he was told his $30,000 salary came with expectations.

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Europe
5:01 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Despite Large Cuts To Greece's Pension System, Creditors Want More

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 5:32 pm

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The Two-Way
4:58 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Carnival Expects to Begin Cruising To Cuba Next Year

Carnival Cruise Lines' main entrance of their office building in Miami. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit the Caribbean island nation since the 1960 trade embargo.
Alan Diaz AP

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 6:36 am

Carnival Corp. says it has received permission from the U.S.

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Around the Nation
3:35 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

No One Can Drive New Jerseyans Away From Full-Service Gas

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 5:32 pm

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Business
3:35 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Carnival Receives U.S. Permission To Operate Cruises To Cuba

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 9:28 pm

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Asia
3:35 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Chinese Stocks Take A Plunge Despite Government Efforts

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 6:23 am

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The Two-Way
11:52 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Obama Administration Aims To Expand Access To Solar Power

Solar panels gather sunlight in Florida.
John Raoux AP

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 1:53 pm

The Obama administration hopes to make solar power more accessible for low- and middle-income Americans. It's announcing a series of moves, including installing more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing, low cost loans for homeowners and a program to help renters.

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