Mississippi Barge Traffic Threatened by Low Water

Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Barges carrying soybeans, grain, coal, oil and other commodities on the Mississippi River are reducing their loads to navigate waters shrunk by the worst drought in 50 years. By the end of this month, rock structures in the river near southern Illinois threaten to curtail traffic, according to the National Weather Service. (Source: Bloomberg)
Greece Backs Tsipras’s Rejection of Further Austerity
35:55 - Greece voted against yielding to further austerity demanded by creditors, leaving Europe’s leaders to determine if the nation can remain in the euro. In other developments, outspoken Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned, giving Greece a chance to lower the temperature on its often confrontational interactions with other European countries.
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