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Greece says deal close, Schaeuble quashes optimism
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's cash-strapped government insisted Wednesday it was "very close" to reaching a vital deal with bailout lenders, but the optimism in Athens was swiftly shot down by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble....

UAW rival at VW represented by 'union avoidance' expert
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The rival group to the United Auto Workers union at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee brands itself as local, independent and free of outside influence or political agenda....

AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press....

Health law court case winner could be political loser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser....

US stocks recover from a slump the day before
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering the most of their losses from the day before, as Greece appeared closer to resolving its latest debt issues....

FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating - and the government is taking note....

THE LATEST: English football chairman says Blatter must go
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:...

FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
LONDON (AP) -- FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials....

Exxon shareholders to vote on climate change, fracking
DALLAS (AP) -- Shareholders of big oil companies overwhelmingly rejected several environmental resolutions including proposals to put climate-change experts on their boards and set goals for greenhouse-gas emissions....

Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash
A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message....

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