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Chaim Gross, 24, is known as "Patient Zero" at his company Zeno Radio. About half of the workers have fallen ill in the past couple of months. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Companies are turning to corporate monitors to check on employees who may be misbehaving. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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To Catch Worker Misconduct, Companies Hire Corporate Detectives

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Alecia Warthen, 43, has been unemployed since April. She says she's applied for more than 100 jobs and has received only four interviews and no offers. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Pedestrians pass the Dow Jones display ticker in Times Square on Wednesday in New York. U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers that slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Retail Workers Bear Brunt Of Sluggish Holiday Sales

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Raj Rajaratnam, center, billionaire co-founder of Galleon Group, is surrounded by photographers as leaves Manhattan federal court May 11 after being convicted of insider trading charges. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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HSBC has agreed to pay $1.92 billion to settle a multiyear U.S. criminal probe into money-laundering lapses at the British lender, the largest penalty ever paid by a bank. Edgard Garrido/Landov/Reuters hide caption

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HSBC Critic: Too Big To Indict May Mean Too Big To Exist

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Camden City Police Chief Scott Thomson says he has shooting investigations "backlogging like burglary cases." Half of his force was laid off last year, and the city says expensive benefits in the police union contract are preventing them from hiring more cops. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Crime-Ridden Camden To Dump City Police Force

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In His First Big Move, Citigroup CEO Cuts 11,000 Jobs

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Maurice Geddie of Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood picks up a free turkey donated by a local grocery store. He's hoping his wife will be willing to cook it, though she's been stuck cooking for storm victims at shelters for weeks. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Sandy Victims Get Bird's-Eye View Of Homelessness

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