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British Bank's Value Tanks After Laundering Charges

At a time when European banks already are struggling, three huge British banks recently have been charged with engaging in bad practices or flat-out corruption. Barclay's had its LIBOR scandal, HSBC had its drug money scandal and now Standard Bank is being accused of money laundering. What's going on in London and what are the potential impacts on the U.S. economy?
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Is There A Role For Government In Cybersecurity?

The Cyber Security Act of 2012 failed in the Senate, despite growing alarm in the intelligence community about the vulnerabilities of the nation's infrastructure. The episode highlights a unique problem for politicians concerned about the balance between national security and federal regulation.
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How His Life Was Hacked In The Cloud

It only took an hour for Mat Honan's digital life to be destroyed. First, his Google account was taken over and deleted, then his Twitter feed was used to broadcast a racist and homophobic tirade. Then hackers erased all the data on his iPhone, iPad and MacBook. He lost all the photos of his one-year-old daughter.
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British Bank Denies Laundering Iranian Money; Say It's Not A 'Rogue Institution'

New York State regulators accuse Standard Chartered of handling 60,000 secret transactions for Iranian institutions. The bank's stock has plunged on the news. It denies any wrongdoing.
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How Internet Browser Roles Are Changing

Microsoft and Google are battling it out to be the most popular Internet browser. Renee Montagne talks to Bloomberg technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about the current browser war.
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Best Buy's Founder Bids To Take Over Retailer

Best Buy founder and former CEO Richard Schulze is trying to put together a leveraged buyout to take the company private again. Some analysts are skeptical about his ability to raise enough money to do the deal.

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