BNP Paribas Agrees To Nearly $9 Billion Fine And Admission Of Guilt

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Scotland's offshore oil platforms in the North Sea generate significant wealth for the nation — especially for the Shetland Islands, where oil tanker traffic boosts the local economy. Andy Buchanan - WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence

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States may have their own higher wage laws, but the federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13 an hour. AP hide caption

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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

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Homebuilding remains slumped at levels not seen since WWII. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Housing Market Fake-Outs Stump Economists

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Europeans throw away 90 million tons of food each year, including these vegetables pulled from waste bins of an organic supermarket in Berlin. A new German website aims to connect surplus food with people who want it. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That

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Bitter Debt Fight Between Argentina And U.S. Set To Reach Climax

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On the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said the choice of Jean-Claude Juncker to head the European Commission marks "a bad day for Europe." John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

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Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

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British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a technology Trade fair March 10 in Hanover, Germany. Nigel Treblin/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

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Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Leads Pledge Of Income Equality

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The U.S. government-backed loans that help Boeing and other U.S. manufacturers sell abroad has opponents of renewing the Export-Import Bank's charter accusing it of crony capitalism. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Former Treasury Secretary Finds In Climate Change An Economic Threat

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