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EX-Barclays CEO Apologizes To British Panel

The former head of the bank Bob Diamond apologized for "reprehensible behavior" in testimony before a British parliamentary committee Wednesday. But he complained the bank had been unfairly singled out for manipulating banking loan interest rates.
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Ex-CEO: Barclays Isn't The Only Bank At Fault

"We have a profound issue — that is, an industry-wide issue, not just a Barclays issue," Robert Diamond told Parliament members Wednesday. The former head of Barclays Bank resigned Tuesday over a growing interest-rate manipulation scandal.
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Fear Of Fires Fizzles Some July Fourth Fireworks Fun

This year, three-quarters of the country are experiencing some level of drought, and many cities are temporarily banning fireworks. But restrictions may not keep committed revelers from the rush of lighting a fuse.
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Designer Of Classic Ferraris Dies At 85

Sergio Pininfarina died this week in Turin, Italy. His family's design firm was behind the sleek, elegant bodies that became a hallmark of Ferrari automobiles.

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