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HSBC Agrees To Settle Money-Laundering Case

The Justice Department is expected to announce Tuesday that it has settled a money laundering case against HSBC. The British bank announced early Tuesday it has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle allegations of money laundering.
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SEC Head Mary Schapiro To Step Down This Week

David Greene talks to Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, about her tenure. After almost four years on the job she is stepping down this week.
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Right-To-Work Measure Expected To Pass In Michigan

The bill would bar contracts requiring employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The proposed right-to-work law has infuriated union leaders in a state considered the heart of the union movement. Michigan's Legislature is expected to pass the bill Tuesday.
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The 'Fiscal Cliff' For English Majors

The arts are supposed to help us better understand our daily lives. So what do Shakespeare, the Greeks and other classics tell us about the "fiscal cliff?"
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Chinese Firm Could Buy Mass. Battery Maker

A Massachusetts-based company called A123 Systems could be purchased by a Chinese firm, if a bankruptcy judge signs off on the deal. A123 makes batteries for electric cars, among other things. Before it declared bankruptcy, the company got a lot of federal stimulus money.
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Corporate Ladder Climb Is Slow Going For Women

Despite some high profile executives like Marissa Mayer at Yahoo and Virginia Rometty at IBM, women still hold very few CEO jobs — only about about 20 in the Fortune 500. The latest research indicates women have made practically no progress over the past several years ascending to the top slots, or getting on corporate boards.

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