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Citigroup Agrees To $7 Billion Fine For 'Egregious' Misconduct

Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims that it committed fraud when it sold mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Most of the money will be paid to the U.S. Treasury, but some will be used to provide mortgage relief to struggling homeowners.
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The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear

"Be a man" — it's a mandate most boys hear at least once in their lives. Former NFL player Joe Ehrmann says it can leave boys ill-equipped to face life's real challenges.
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This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity

When we don't have enough of something — love, time or money — we spend extraordinary effort worrying about how to get by, research shows. The stress of poverty changes the way people think.
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For Most Kids, Nice Finishes Last

A Harvard researcher says teens feel their parents prioritize success and feeling good over kindness — and so they do, too.
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How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

Virginia furniture owner John Bassett III was determined to beat out foreign competitors. Author Beth Macy documents him, and the collapse of the U.S. furniture industry, in her new book, Factory Man.
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Accounting Giant To Pay $4 Million After Improper Lobbying

The SEC announced Monday that auditing giant Ernst & Young will pay $4 million to settle charges a subsidiary lobbied Congress inappropriately. The firm neither admitted nor denied the charges.
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Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

You and your friends may have more than music and movies in common. Friends typically have more genetic similarities than strangers, researchers say. That may have evolutionary advantages.
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Trump Plaza Latest Atlantic City Casino To Fold

The casino sent out a warning on Monday to more than 1,000 employees that their jobs will likely end in September. It could be one of four Atlantic City casinos to shut down.
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Why A Spoonful Of Medicine Can Be A Big Safety Risk For Kids

Parents are used to seeing medication doses in tablespoons or teaspoons, but a study shows that using these units increases the risk that they will give their children the wrong dose of medicine.
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Tipping The Cap To Derek Jeter, An All-Star's All-Star

A stirring tribute ad shows celebrities, fans and rivals giving a nod to the New York Yankees shortstop, who is retiring at the end of this season.

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