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Former Goldman Sachs Vice President Goes On Trial

Three years ago the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges against Goldman Sachs and one of its traders, Fabrice Tourre. They were charged with misleading investors over mortgage-backed securities. Goldman settled and agreed to pay $550 million. Tourre's trial began Monday in a Manhattan court room.
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Did Social Media Help Ease Tensions After Zimmerman Verdict?

Protests of the George Zimmerman verdict remained largely peaceful this weekend, as social media continued to be the place to vent, bicker and debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin and its aftermath.
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The Dog Days Of Summer Lead Drinkers To Shandy

A beer-cocktail combo popular in 19th century England is seeing a global revival. Shandies are tasty, fruity and practically scream summertime. They're also lower in alcohol than a regular beer, which makes them more appealing as governments tighten rules on drinking and driving.
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New Bangladeshi Law Lets Workers Unionize More Freely

The vote comes amid scrutiny of working conditions in the country, and it follows a building collapse outside Dhaka in April that killed more than 1,000 people. The country's media say the measure is an effort to appease Western critics of working conditions.
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Datsun's Rebirth In India And The Revival Of Long-Gone Cars

Nissan announced Monday that it was reviving the iconic brand for India and other emerging markets. It's not the only car model that has come back.
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Asiana Will Sue TV Station Over Bogus Flight Crew Names

KTVU-TV aired offensive names that it says were confirmed by a summer intern working for the National Transportation Safety Board.
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Rail Industry Vows To Learn From Fiery Accident In Canada

As investigators look for what caused last weekend's train crash in Canada, a question is emerging across the border in the U.S.: Could it happen here? Transportation safety officials have warned railroads for years about the types of tanker cars involved in the Lac-Megantic accident. But they are still widely used in Canada and the U-S.
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More Earnings Reports To Be Released This Week

Earnings season will pick up pace this week with a lot of major financial companies releasing their reports. Big names like Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley will spell out how they fared in the second quarter.
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J.K. Rowling Admits To Writing 'Cuckoo's Calling'

The little known crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling was written by someone using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. He claimed to be a first time author and former member of the British Royal Military police. London's Sunday Times revealed the writer to be none other than J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame.
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BPA-Free Plastics Going On Trial In Texas

The case focuses on a line of plastic resins made by Eastman Chemical. The resins don't contain BPA but may indeed act like estrogens, two other chemical companies allege. Eastman is suing.

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