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The Grateful Dead embodied the hippie spirit, but the free market has sent prices for resold tickets to the band's final shows soaring to more than $100,000. Tickets for the rock legends' three July 4 weekend shows at Chicago's Soldier Field -- which has a capacity of 61,500 -- sold out within minutes after going online Saturday. Nearly 500,000 people queued up on the site to buy Grateful Dead tickets, a record for vendor Ticketmaster, the band said on a website for the shows. The Grateful Dead, who emerged from the San Francisco hippie scene in the 1960s, became a defining band for many free spirits of the baby boom generation.
MADRID (AP) — Spain created hours of confusion over the future of Greece's troubled finances Monday by announcing that eurozone nations were negotiating a third Greek bailout of up to 50 billion euros ($56 billion), then backtracking hours later by saying the prospect of such a bailout is only hypothetical.