On Sunday, Ireland became the first country to formally exit the bailout program funded by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union. Peter Muhly /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. government says JPMorgan Chase & Co. knowingly sold faulty mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. The bank says it's broken no laws. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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JPMorgan Chase will reportedly pay a $700 million fine to settle allegations that it made risky trades out of its London office that led to more than $6 billion in losses. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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The headquarters of Lehman Brothers in Times Square in 2008, the year the financial services firm filed for bankruptcy. Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images hide caption

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Years of rapid industrial expansion have left many parts of China contending with thick smog and dirty water. Vincent Yu/AP/DAPD hide caption

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Leaders take part in the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland on Tuesday. Their discussions included tax-avoidance issues. Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Google, like Facebook, Microsoft and other Internet companies, is concerned that data requests from U.S. surveillance agencies could ultimately damage its reputation in the U.S. and overseas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, headquartered in McLean, Va., employed Edward Snowden, the computer technician at the center of the controversy over leaks involving the National Security Agency. Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Damage on the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas is visible as the ship docks in Freeport, the Bahamas, on Monday. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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People walk on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., on Friday. The Jersey Shore beaches officially opened for the summer, after rebuilding following the destruction left behind by Superstorm Sandy last fall. The storm caused $37 billion of damage in the state. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Garment workers sew T-shirts at a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2009. Bangladesh, the world's second-largest clothing exporter, has lured clothing makers through a combination of low wages and light regulation. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some housing experts say New York's zoning code has discouraged the building of affordable housing by requiring that all apartments be at least 400 square feet. The city is interested in finding ways to rewrite the rules. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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