The website RocketHub connects startups with a funding network. Here, the site's founders (from left): Alon Hillel-Tuch, Vladimir Vukicevic, Brian Meece and Jed Cohen. RocketHub hide caption

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Garment workers and relatives of Rana Plaza victims stage a demonstration on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 24. Shariful Islam/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Round-tripping occurs when American citizens open bank accounts in tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, funnel money into the accounts and then use it to buy stocks and bonds back in the U.S. David McFadden/AP hide caption

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"The stock market is rigged," says Michael Lewis, and high-frequency traders are to blame. But defenders of high-speed trading say it plays a legitimate role. Paul Giamou/iStockphoto hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on as Crimean leaders sign a treaty for Crimea to join Russia on Tuesday. In response, Western countries have imposed limited sanctions. Sergei Ilnitsky/AP hide caption

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Internet service providers are having trouble keeping pace with growing demand for video streaming services. But there's disagreement over how to fix the problem. iStockphoto hide caption

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The study did reveal widespread disparity in upward mobility based on geography. For those hoping to climb the economic ladder, San Francisco is one of the best places to live, the study found. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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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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