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HSBC Reaches $1.9B Deal Over Money Laundering

HSBC bank has reached a record $1.9 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over money laundering. All Things Considered host Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Jim Zarroli.
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'Profoundly Sorry' HSBC Reaches $1.9B Settlement In Money-Laundering Case

The deal settles allegations that HSBC ignored red flags of massive money laundering by Mexican drug cartels and allowed transfers of billions of dollars from sanctioned nations like Iran.
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Forget The Register: Stores Use Mobile To Make Sales On The Spot

Cash registers may be on the wane in some stores as more retailers help customers complete purchases using mobile devices. It's convenient for shoppers, and retailers benefit by leaving customers less time to change their mind about a purchase.
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The People Who Make Our Clothes And The Conditions They Face

Dozens of Bangladesh workers making clothes for the U.S. market were killed in a factory fire last month. Debate over the safety of apparel makers and what can be done to improve conditions.

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'Orange County Register' Presses Hum With Optimism

The suburban Los Angeles paper is expanding its newsroom and emphasizing print over digital. Trying to dig the Register out of a financial hole, the new owners see promise in an expanded print edition with more color and more content.
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Everyone Chip In, Please: Crowdfunding Sandy

Crowdfunding is a simple way for anyone to ask for money online from friends, family and even strangers. One woman raised $10,000 to help her neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy. She's been hand-delivering checks to owners of damaged businesses and people who just need the extra lift.
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Spain's Economic Woes Take A Toll On The Media

Across Europe, the recession has hit media companies where thousands of journalists have been fired and many work for low wages. In Spain, journalists see the cutbacks as a threat to press freedom at a time when Spaniards need to understand the financial crisis they are facing.

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