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What A Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Can Teach Us About The Fiscal Cliff

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UBS To Pay $1.5 Billion In Fines Over Libor Scandal

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Why A Principal Created His Own Currency

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Why Mexico Is The World's Biggest Exporter Of Flat-Screen TVs

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How The Government Set Up A Fake Bank To Launder Drug Money

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A Sequester Is A 'Jelly-Like Mass,' And Other Notes On Fiscal-Cliff Jargon

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Why Coke Cost A Nickel For 70 Years

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A Hidden Safety Net, Made Visible By The Storm

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Energy Independence Wouldn't Make Gasoline Any Cheaper

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The Accountant Who Changed The World

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He Won't Tell You His Name, But He'll Help You Hide Your Money

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Insurance Companies Send Out Rebate Checks; Economists Get Nervous

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Even If You're All-Powerful, It's Hard To Fix The Economy

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A Father Of High-Speed Trading Thinks We Should Slow Down

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Losing With LIBOR: One Trader's Story

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