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Hedge Fund Tycoon Convicted In Insider Trading Case

Jurors in the insider trading trial of Rajat Gupta did not waste any time coming to the conclusion that he had violated the law. He was found guilty on four of six charges and faces up to 20 years in prison. Gupta was on the board at Goldman Sachs and managing director of McKinsey & Company.
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The Euro Crisis Has A Beat (And You Can Cry To It)

Who says disco is dead? Or that it can't be used to explain complicated news events, like the debt crisis that threatens to disassemble Europe as we know it. A number of eurzone-themed songs are making their way up the monetary charts.
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Insurers Wait For Verdict On Health Care Law And Their Bottom Line

"I'm less concerned about how they rule and more concerned about when we can actually get at fixing this," says the head of Aetna, the nation's third-largest health insurer. He says at one level, the health care law represents a huge opportunity for the U.S. health insurance industry.
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Rajat Gupta Guilty In Insider Trading Case

The former managing partner of McKinsey & Co. and director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Procter & Gamble was convicted of giving tips to billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam.
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Central Banks 'On Standby' As Greek Elections Loom

Greeks head to the polls on Sunday for elections that could lead to their nation dumping the euro. The ripple effects from that could be severe.
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Three Frightening Phrases You Should Understand

When economists talk about their fears, they constantly use three phrases: "fiscal cliff," "muddle through" and "hard landing." Each is related to a different problem in a different region of the world: the U.S., Europe and China. And there are worries that all of these crises will explode soon.
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Coca-Cola Returning To Myanmar; Now It Sells In All But 2 Nations

With the country also known as Burma taking steps toward democracy and respect for human rights, Coke is returning after a 60-year absence. What are the two nations where it still won't be doing business?
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Markets Encouraged By Plans To Calm Eurozone Panic

Turbulence and anxiety in the Eurozone have helped make this a volatile week on the markets. Global central banks are bracing themselves for worse and are moving to avert market panic ahead of the Greek election. Reports say they're preparing to take coordinated action to help banks by pumping in funds.
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Domain-Name Expansion Prompts Rush Of Applications

The group that governs Internet names is allowing for more "top-level domain names" — that's the technical term for endings like dot-com and dot-net. Nearly 2,000 applications poured in from companies hoping to grab domain name endings like dot-app, dot-eat and dot-baby. Google spent more than $18 million to apply for the rights to obvious endings like dot-google and dot-goog. It's also among seven companies that applied to own dot-love.

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