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NPR Topics: Economy

Chief Bailout Negotiator: Greece Needs An 'Economically Sustainable' Deal

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Euclid Tsakalatos, Greece's deputy foreign minister and chief negotiator in the bailout talks, about Sunday's referendum and what yes and no votes would mean.

Aetna To Buy Insurance Rival Humana For $37 Billion

The health insurance company Aetna announced Friday it will buy rival Humana for $37 billion. The merger comes as other health insurers consider consolidating to cut costs.

Debt Crisis Puts The Squeeze On Greece's Banks

The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone.

#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Health Insurance Rival Humana

If the deal passes antitrust scrutiny, it would be the largest such acquisition in the insurance industry. It's the latest sign of consolidation in health insurance in the wake of Obamacare.

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?

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.

New Rules Could Create A New Class Of Overtime Workers

The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.

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.

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.