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Ex-Barclays CEO To Appear Before British Panel

The former chief executive of the British bank Barclays is appearing before a parliamentary committee in Britain Wednesday. Bob Diamond, who resigned Tuesday, is supposed to answer questions about the rate-setting scandal at the company. Barclays released documents Tuesday suggesting that a Bank of England official may have pressured the bank to lower its rates.
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Office Stress Dogging You? Try Punching In With Fido

A number of studies have touted the health benefits of canine companions. But a new study says dogs can make for a happier, more productive workplace, too.
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Episode 384: The Little Lie That Rocked The Banks

The most important interest rate in the world has been set by what amounts to an honor system among banks. Now it turns out at least one bank was fudging the numbers.
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Glaxo Settlement Pulls Back Curtain On Drug Marketing

The government released a slew of documents in the Glaxo settlement that serve as a one-stop guide to sales practices that allegedly ran rampant for years.
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Storm Stimulus Unlikely As Communities Recover

Major storms can spur significant economic activity as homeowners and businesses rebuild. But this week's storms are unlikely to provide much benefit.
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States Go To Casinos, But Does The Gamble Pay Off?

Maryland and Ohio are the latest states turning to casinos to help address tight budgets. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Suzette Parmley reports on gambling and says that nationwide, casinos brought in about $33 billion in 2011. Parmley speaks with host Michel Martin about the growth of legal gaming and the potential costs to the people who play.
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Free Trade Ruling Could Nix Country-Of-Origin Labels on Meat

U.S. requirements for meat to be labeled by country of origin may be in jeopardy after a recent World Trade Organization ruling. Or, maybe not. The U.S. is taking its time to contemplate the next move.

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