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HSBC Critic: Too Big To Indict May Mean Too Big To Exist

The accusations against HSBC were harsh — that the bank laundered money for Mexican drug cartels and conducted transactions on behalf of Iran and other states tied to terrorism. So, why did federal authorities fine HSBC rather than pursue criminal charges?
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Why Legos Are So Expensive — And So Popular

Legos often cost twice as much as similar blocks from a rival toymaker. So why are Legos so much more popular than other brands?
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Rules Could Make TV Commercials Quieter

CALM is an acronym for a new law that takes effect Thursday. It stands for the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, and it means you won't have to jump for your TV remote the second commercials air. The law says the volume of commercials needs to be the same as the programs they're coming out of.
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Environmental Outlook: "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow (Rebroadcast)

How America's trees and forests shaped the nation.

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Obama, Boehner Star In 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

Of the 535 members of Congress, not many are in the loop about negotiations to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases in the new year. Lawmakers are waiting to see what President Obama and John Boehner come up with — and some are nervous about having to quickly vote on a bill despite misgivings.

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