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French Law Requires Breathalyzer Kits In Cars

In France, a law just took effect that requires all drivers, including tourists, to buy a breathalyzer test to keep in their cars. Drunk driving is huge problem in France — causing more accidents per year than speeding. It was recently discovered that the head of the group that lobbied for the law also works for a company that makes the kits.
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Daycare Needs Stretch Around The Clock

As more people take shift work in the still struggling economy, the need for after hours child care has increased. Throughout the country, many daycare centers have begun offering evening hours or 24-hour care. Parents say their kids should be sleeping at home at night, but they have no choice but to work when jobs are available.
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Under Pressure, Barclays CEO Diamond Quits

Chief executive Bob Diamond is the latest figure ousted in a financial markets scandal at Barclays. The bank's chairman also announced his intention to resign.
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GlaxoSmithKline To Pay $3 Billion To Settle Charges

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $3 billion to settle charges that it illegally marketed some of its most popular drugs. U.S. officials say among other things, the company promoted an antidepressant to children that was approved only for adults.
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Scandal That Cost Barclays Chairman His Job Threatens To Spread

Emails from the big British bank suggest traders tried to manipulate a key interest rate. Now regulators in Europe and the U.S. are looking into whether other banks also gamed the numbers.
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Maryland Businesses Rebounding From Rough Weekend

While Montgomery County residents continue to struggle with a lack of power in many places, storm damage and missed financial opportunities have many area businesses reeling.

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