U.S. stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) join the rest of the world, sliding lower as fear mounts over the Greek debt crisis. But Greece isn't the only locale facing financing troubles. Closer to home, Puerto Rico has plenty of debt troubles of its own. The U.S. territory's governor, Alejandro García Padilla, says the island is in a "death spiral" and their debt is "not payable."
Here are some of the other stories yahoo Finance is keeping an eye on today.
Amazon small business loans
Amazon (AMZN) is expanding its small business lending program to eight countries including China. The program, called Amazon Lending, will offer short-term loans to sellers who participate in Amazon's marketplace. Amazon's Chinese competitor Alibaba (BABA) has a similar program in China and here in the U.S. Can either succeed in the other's home country?
Note: Yahoo Finance's parent company, Yahoo Inc. owns a ~15% stake in Alibaba
A new threat to your personal data
Your personal information may not be as protected as you think. If you carefully read the terms of service agreements on many websites, you'll find that your personal data could be transferred to one or more third parties if the company ever goes bankrupt. According to a New York Times study of the top 100 websites, more than 85 percent of the sites have these transfer provisions in their policies.
Google and railroad safety
Google (GOOGL) is partnering with the Federal Railroad Administration to provide the locations of all railroad crossings in Google Maps. An upswing in the number of accidents at rail crossings last year prompted the government to seek new methods to warn drivers of these hazards.