MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Here are the four stories that you should know about for Monday, July 13, 2015.
Headaches start Monday for drivers as westbound traffic on Interstate 394 has been shifted onto the HOV lanes between Interstate 94 and Highway 100.
The 7,000 drivers who usually travel west on I-394 during rush hour are being squeezed into two lanes, rather than the normal three.
And those heading east can’t use those HOV lanes to get downtown at Highway 100.
After 17 hours of intense negotiations, Greece will stay a part of the Euro currency.
The deal calls for Greece, already reeling from harsh austerity measures, to cut back even further in exchange for more loans without which its financial system would surely collapse.
Mark your calendar if you’re looking for a deal.
Wal-Mart just announced a rival sale to Amazon’s Prime Day on Wednesday.
It will include more than 2,000 exclusive online discounts.
The lower prices will last 90 days and the company will offer free shipping on orders over $35 for 30 days. Free shipping is usually just for orders of $50 or more.
Amazon calls its sale bigger than Black Friday, but is only available for Prime members.
Starbucks Is Hiring
Starbucks will lead a multi-company initiative to hire 100,000 young, minority workers.
The company will partner with a dozen companies like Alaska Air group, CVS, Lyft and Microsoft to hire over the next three years.
They’re looking for mostly low-income, 16-to-24-year-olds as apprentices, interns and part- and full-time employees by 2018.