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Waiting For JPMorgan And The Whale

When the big bank reports second-quarter earnings on Friday, the real news will be how big its trading losses have grown. The answer could have repercussions for the entire banking sector.
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How To Define Your Terms In 300 Pages

New rules governing the swaps market highlight the risks behind sprawling, complex regulatory initiatives. When rules get too complicated, lawyers and lobbyists are the main audience.
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New Testimony And More Questions In The Interest Rate Rigging Scandal

Regulators in at least seven countries are looking into the Libor interest rate scandal. New testimony and what it may mean on both sides of the Atlantic.

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A Mom-and-Pop Pharmacy Celebrates 100 Years in Georgetown (Originally broadcast February 24, 2012)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Morgan's Pharmacy, a local mom-and-pop institution that's still getting by in an era dominated by chain drug stores.

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Mobile Ad Networks Accused Of Invasive Apps

Mobile apps are aggressively placing unwanted ads on phones. Lookout, a mobile security firm in San Francisco, tested mobile apps and found some disturbing practices. Those include transmitting consumer phone numbers and email addresses and transmitting to third parties and placing ads on the mobile phone's desktop.
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Brazilian Dogs To Get Mating Hotel

Two entrepreneurs — a brother and sister team in Brazil — are building an eight-story hotel for pets. One floor apparently is dedicated to mating. The hotel's romantic rooms for canines will cost about $50 a day, and feature amenities like mood lighting, a heart-shaped ceiling mirror and red floor cushions.
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DirectTV, Viacom Battle Over Distribution Fees

Nearly 20 million subscribers of the country's largest satellite TV provider are unable to watch dozens of channels. DirecTV ordered the blackout after its distribution agreement with Viacom ended.

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