That little red "message" light may not be as ubiquitous in offices as it used to be. Photo illustration: Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Countrywide, acquired by the Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, accounts for most of the allegations of wrongdoing against BofA. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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In a settlement deal, JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay some $13 billion in fines and other payments related to mortgages and mortgage securities that helped cause the financial crisis that began in 2007. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Wen Jiabao, when he was China's premier, at a banquet in 2010. Barbara Walton/pool/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The JPMorgan Chase building in London, where traders ran up huge losses. Timur Emek/AP 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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