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What Does A Gun Debate Mean For Retailers?

Retailers that sell firearms are facing some difficult choices following the Sandy Hook tragedy. One of the largest outlets for firearms, Dick's Sporting Goods, says it is suspending sales of certain kinds of rifles during a "time of national mourning." Wal-Mart has removed a website-listing for a rifle similar to the one used by the gunman.
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Switzerland's UBS To Settle Rate-Rigging Scandal

UBS has agreed to pay some $1.5 billion in fines to international regulators following a probe into the rigging of a key global interest rate. UBS became the second bank, after Britain's Barclays PLC, to settle over the rate-rigging scandal.
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The Day Instagram Almost Lost Its Innocence

The wildly popular photo-sharing site Instagram nearly caused a user revolt when it revamped its terms of service and privacy policy to suggest it could allow uploaded photos to be used in ads without users' permission. Instagram later clarified its position in an effort to quell concerns.
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Investors, Retailers Shy Away From Guns; Will It Last?

There's nothing like a broad-scale consumer boycott, but companies are responding proactively to rapidly shifting attitudes about guns. Whether consumers sustain anger about gun violence for very long will determine whether there's any real shift in markets.
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Private Equity Group Withdraws Stake In Gun Company After Newtown Shootings

Executives at Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity group, say the Sandy Hook shootings are a "watershed event" and has decided to withdraw its investments in a group of firearms makers, including Bushmaster, Remington and others.

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