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Jun 18, 2012

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After weeks of uncertainty, it appears as though Greece will be staying in the eurozone... at least for now: the pro-bailout, pro-austerity New Democracy party narrowly beat the anti-bailout Syriza party in yesterday's elections. Critics say President Obama's decision to allow undocumented immigrants to work legally will make the job market here in the U.S. even tougher. Look out for sunburns today, as some new federal rules for sunscreen products that were supposed to take effect won't actually be enforced until December. And what Microsoft is up against when it finally releases its new tablet.

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Some stability comes with Greek election results

Jun 18, 2012
The Greek election result has so far brought modest relief to financial markets around the world. A victory by the New Democracy party suggests Greece is not headed for a quick and messy exit from the euro.

French Socialist Party wins majority in parliament

Jun 18, 2012
Voters in France this weekend gave President Francois Hollande's Socialists a solid majority in the lower house of parliament, complementing their majority in the upper house and thus, complete legislative power in the government.

Australia could bring back crocodile hunting safaris

Jun 18, 2012
The government in Australia wants to boost the sagging tourism industry. One idea: Bring back the crocodile hunt.

After Greek elections, crisis wanes, but not over

Jun 18, 2012
Greece manages to stay in the eurozone for now, but it is clear that European central banks can't handle too many more bailouts for countries like Spain.

Eurozone crisis remains far from over

Jun 18, 2012
The election results are in from Greece, and the pro-bailout, pro-austerity New Democracy party narrowly beat the anti-bailout Syriza party in yesterday's elections and is now trying to form a coalition government. That means the euro stays together for the moment.

How the immigration change impacts jobs

Jun 18, 2012
Obama's decision to ease restrictions on some undocumented immigrants won’t add pressure for jobs seekers in the short-term.

Pro-bailout New Democracy party wins in Greece

Jun 18, 2012
It appears Greece will be staying in the eurozone for at least a bit longer, as the pro-bailout, pro-austerity New Democracy party narrowly beat the anti-bailout Syriza party in yesterday's elections.

A great first job out of college

Jun 18, 2012
Over 1,000 college seniors apply every year for one of just 12 available jobs... to drive an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

How bailout plans have changed

Jun 18, 2012
The stabilizing election result in Greece does not change the reality that banks are on the brink in a number of European countries. And there's hot debate in Europe over just how much the European Central Bank should do to bailout the banks -- a problem we can relate to here in the states.

With Greek elections done for now, what's next?

Jun 18, 2012
Looking ahead at what's to come for other eurozone countries and what's happening at the G20 summit.

Greek election means disaster averted, not resolved

Jun 18, 2012
What does the Greek election mean for the U.S. and have any lessons been learned as a result of the crisis?

'Big Sunscreen' wins delay in new FDA rules

Jun 18, 2012
Stricter regulations on what sunscreen packaging can say were supposed to go into effect today, just in time for summer. But a delay sought by the industry means they won't happen until the winter.

Microsoft's big reveal

Jun 18, 2012
The company lifts the lid on something new today. But can anything make the tech giant relevant again?

PODCAST: Greece holds on, an ATM lets too much go

Jun 18, 2012
After weeks of uncertainty, it appears as though Greece will be staying in the eurozone... at least for now: the pro-bailout, pro-austerity New Democracy party narrowly beat the anti-bailout Syriza party in yesterday's elections. Critics say President Obama's decision to allow undocumented immigrants to work legally will make the job market here in the U.S. even tougher. Look out for sunburns today, as some new federal rules for sunscreen products that were supposed to take effect won't actually be enforced until December. And what Microsoft is up against when it finally releases its new tablet.
On the heels of Greece and Spain, Cyprus formally announced its request for a bailout from the euro zone this week.
Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Population growth: The problem of weight

Jun 18, 2012
The problems of a sustainable future for the planet don't stop at pure population -- it also matters what the people in that population are consuming, and how much they weigh.

After weeks of uncertainty, it appears as though Greece will be staying in the eurozone… at least for now: the pro-bailout, pro-austerity New Democracy party narrowly beat the anti-bailout Syriza party in yesterday’s elections. Critics say President Obama’s decision to allow undocumented immigrants to work legally will make the job market here in the U.S. even tougher. Look out for sunburns today, as some new federal rules for sunscreen products that were supposed to take effect won’t actually be enforced until December. And what Microsoft is up against when it finally releases its new tablet.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC