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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
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Feb 14, 2014 — The departments of Treasury and Justice signal that banks can work with the legal marijuana industry without fearing prosecution for such crimes as money laundering.
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Jan 16, 2014 — NPR's Ari Shapiro, who recently arrived in London, reports that all the wonders of modern technology have somehow not managed to reduce the time or the maddeningly high costs of transferring money across national borders.
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Jan 2, 2014 — A former Georgia banker who vanished while under suspicion for stealing millions of dollars appeared in court Thursday, after being arrested during a traffic stop this week. The man had been presumed dead after his mysterious disappearance 18 months ago.
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Sep 16, 2013 — The fine is reportedly said to be at least $700 million for what authorities say were massive derivative bets made without adequate risk controls in place. The case became known as the "London Whale" owing to the size of the trades made.
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Jun 27, 2013 — A report issued Thursday by Ireland's Central Statistics Office found that its GDP had fallen by 0.6 percent. The same report also included newly revised figures for recent quarters. As a result, the negative GDP numbers in two or more quarters satisfies the definition of a recession.
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Jun 11, 2013 — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports those who opt in to the service rack up more costs and are more likely to have their accounts closed.
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Dec 10, 2012 — The deal settles allegations that HSBC ignored red flags of massive money laundering by Mexican drug cartels and allowed transfers of billions of dollars from sanctioned nations like Iran.
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Aug 13, 2012 — Commentator Stuart Kauffman feels that the courage and integrity of an earlier age has been replaced by something else, something less admirable, in today's society.
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Jul 18, 2012 — Fines and refunds of $210 million sounds like a lot, but how big is it for a big bank?
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Jul 12, 2012 — When the big bank reports second-quarter earnings on Friday, the real news will be how big its trading losses have grown. The answer could have repercussions for the entire banking sector.
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