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Government Files First Criminal Charges In BP Oil Spill

Kurt Mix, a former BP engineer, has been charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages after the spill.
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Bribery Accusations Hurt Wal-Mart's Stock Price

Wal-Mart could face significant legal liability following a report accusing the company of systematic bribery in Mexico. A report in The New York Times claims Wal-Mart officials in Mexico paid more than $20 million in bribes to help the company open more stores there. The story also says top Wal-Mart executives in the U.S. looked the other way. The company's stock price fell nearly 5 percent Monday.
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Victoria Beckham Announces Posh Ride

Victoria Beckham has teamed up with Range Rover to produce a special edition Evoque luxury SUV. The former Spice Girl, married to soccer star David Beckham, has designed fashion lines before, but says this is her first foray into automobiles.
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GM To Add 600 Chinese Dealerships In 2012

In the last decade, Chinese auto sales have exploded, driven by rising incomes and intense demand. GM's expansion would bring the number of dealerships up to 3,500 in China. And that's not too far off the 4,400 dealerships it has in the United States.
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Ex-Iceland Leader Found Guilty In Banking Crisis

Former Prime Minister Geir Haarde was the first leader to be put on trial for his role in the global financial crisis. Renee Montagne talks to Michael Stothard, a correspondent for the Financial Times, about Haarde being found guilty of negligence for his handling of the financial crisis. He was cleared of three other charges.
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Facebook's Profits Slide Ahead Of IPO

Weeks ahead of its initial public offering, Facebook released its first quarter profits Monday, and they are down 12 percent from a year ago. At the same time, company expenses have nearly doubled. Facebook attributes some of that to market expansion, which requires more employees and infrastructure.

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