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U.S., Europe May Take Economic Action

There's apparently a feeling that the U.S. and Europe are poised to make moves that will help the global economy. Investors are betting the Federal Reserve will launch new stimulus action. They're also betting some decisive action will be taken soon to reign in the fiscal crisis in Europe.
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Britain To Get 24-Hour James Bond Channel

British broadcaster BSkyB is launching the channel for the month of October to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise. The first movie to be shown in high definition will be the 1962 film, Dr. No.
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Natural Gas Giant Tries To Shift Gears

Chesapeake Energy is still a leader in America's "fracking"-fueled natural gas boom, but low natural gas prices are making the company less profitable. Now the company is selling some of its assets and shifting more of its efforts into oil and other energy sectors to try to boost its bottom line.
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British Bank's Value Tanks After Laundering Charges

At a time when European banks already are struggling, three huge British banks recently have been charged with engaging in bad practices or flat-out corruption. Barclay's had its LIBOR scandal, HSBC had its drug money scandal and now Standard Bank is being accused of money laundering. What's going on in London and what are the potential impacts on the U.S. economy?
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Is There A Role For Government In Cybersecurity?

The Cyber Security Act of 2012 failed in the Senate, despite growing alarm in the intelligence community about the vulnerabilities of the nation's infrastructure. The episode highlights a unique problem for politicians concerned about the balance between national security and federal regulation.

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