WRAPUP 1-Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt *Creditors say Greece's euro membership at stake. ATHENS, July 5- Greece voted on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain. Investors and European policymakers say a rejection would set Greece on a...
Tanzania resumes debate on energy bill after suspending opposition MPs DAR ES SALAAM, July 4- Tanzania's parliament resumed debate on Saturday on a contentious and long-delayed petroleum bill, after the speaker suspended around 40 opposition lawmakers for disrupting an earlier session. The government says the legislation will create a legal and regulatory framework to manage discoveries of gas- Tanzania's reserves are...
UPDATE 1-Despite crisis, few Greeks ready to forgo coffee ATHENS, July 4- They might be living through one of the worst economic crises of modern times, but for Greeks coffee remains an indispensable fuel for thought on the eve of a referendum that may decide their future in Europe. But few of them appear ready to forgo their trademark iced coffee, freddo or frappe, which can cost anywhere between 2 and 4.5 euros in downtown...
| By: Lefteris Karagiannopoulos
Hiring a veteran is no charity act Veterans are talented, hardworking and the unemployment rate among them has dropped. Here's how companies can attract them, Gudmundsson says.
| By: Peter Gudmundsson, CEO of RecruitMilitary
UPDATE 2-Euro rescue fund declares Greece in default on euro zone loans The decision came two days before Greeks were set to vote in a referendum on whether to accept bailout terms rejected by their leftist government, with a' No' vote likely to put Greece on a path to leaving the euro zone. The European Financial Stability Facility said Tuesday's failure to pay the International Monetary Fund "results in an event of default by Greece,...
| By: Francesco Guarascio
INSIGHT-Puerto Rico signals Chapter 9 push with ex-Detroit judge on board NEW YORK, July 3- When Puerto Rico hired former Detroit judge Steven Rhodes it sent a signal to creditors that one possible solution it sees is the one thing it cannot do now: declare bankruptcy. "The parallels between Detroit and Puerto Rico are strong enough that I think any of the public corporations or the commonwealth itself could take advantage of the same...
| By: Megan Davies
Barclays eyes narrow new UK bank as rivals take different path *HSBC, Lloyds, RBS plan "broad" ring-fence, Barclays differs. LONDON, July 3- Barclays is planning to set up a smaller separate UK bank than rivals as British lenders finalise how to restructure to meet new rules designed to give greater protection to savers and taxpayers. Unless it makes a U-turn, Barclays will adopt a different structure to its main rivals.
| By: Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham
CORRECTED-Four allies break with Tsipras coalition's line over bailout referendum ATHENS, July 2- A referendum on bailout terms that has morphed into a plebiscite on Greece's future in Europe has created the first real splits in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' ruling coalition. His party colleague Dimitris Kammenos said Greece's role in Europe was "non-negotiable." And Tsipras and Panos Kammenos- who is also defense minister- made a show of unity...
| By: Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou
White House directs GMO regulators to update, improve oversight July 2- The White House on Thursday directed the three U.S. agencies that oversee biotech crop products to improve and modernize their regulatory "framework" to boost public confidence in a system that critics call a failure. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service proposed a rule in 2008 after being cited in a government...
| By: Carey Gillam