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Mortgage Settlement Monitor Issues First Report

So far, the banks have offered more than $10 billion in consumer relief, in the form of refinancing, modifications and loan forgiveness. Bank of America must pay the biggest share of the settlement, But the report showed the bank had not completed any refinancings or principal-reduction modifications.
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China To Buy 50 Planes From Airbus

The more than $3.5 billion deal was signed during a visit to China by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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It Wasn't Cheap To Host James Bond-Themed Bash

Sweden's spy agency sanctioned the elegant party last year. It cost more than $650,000 at a time when the government was pushing austerity measures.
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Samsung Vows To Appeal Patent Verdict

David Greene talks to Ina Fried, a senior editor at the website All Things Digital, about the next steps for Samsung after it lost a patent lawsuit to Apple.
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What The Apollo Astronauts Did For Life Insurance

Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, he had to solve a more prosaic problem.

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