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HSBC Officials Knowingly Dealt With Iranian Banks

British bank HSBC has agreed to pay a record fine of $1.9 billion to settle an investigation by U.S. prosecutors. HSBC faced charges of laundering money for Mexican drug cartels and facilitating prohibited transactions with nations like Iran and Cuba. For more, Robert Siegel talks with Jimmy Gurul, law professor at Notre Dame University.
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Protests Surge As 'Right To Work' Bill Passes In Mich.

Michigan's House approved legislation on Tuesday that would significantly weaken union powers, as protestors gathered outside. Opponents claim it is politically motivated and hurts the average worker. Supporters say it will help attract new businesses to the state. Thousands of protestors descended on the capitol building as the vote took place.
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Small Businesses Might Still Hire If Taxes Are Raised

President Obama has said it over and over — to help balance the federal budget, the wealthiest Americans should pay more in taxes. Republicans frame it a different way and say raising those taxes would hit small businesses, making them less likely to hire new workers.
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Some Democrats Uncomfortable With Fiscal Cliff Cuts

House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday that he's waiting for President Obama to provide specific spending cuts as part of a deficit-reduction package. Robert Siegel talks to Tamara Keith.
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Judge: Zimmerman Must Keep Wearing GPS Tracker

George Zimmerman appeared in court in the Trayvon Martin case on Tuesday. The judge denied Zimmerman's attorney's request to loosen the terms of his release on bail.

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