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In a lawsuit, the Justice Department alleges Standard and Poor's misled investors with fraudulent credit ratings. The agency could seek more than $5 billion in damages. Henny Ray Abrams/AP hide caption

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S&P Lawsuit Puts Ratings Firms Back In The Spotlight

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Michael Pietsch is currently executive vice president and publisher of Little, Brown and Company. He'll become CEO of Hachette on April 1. Courtesy of Hachette hide caption

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Why Traditional Publishing Is Really In A 'Golden Age'

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka leaves the White House on Tuesday after meeting with President Obama to discuss immigration policy and other issues. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Labor Movement Did A 180 On Immigration

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits an Islamic shrine Tuesday in Cairo. He became the first Iranian leader to visit Egypt since the 1970s. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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For The First Time In Decades, Iran's President Visits Egypt

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The Xlerator hand dryer is made almost entirely of American components and assembled in Massachusetts. But the company's owner says it's simply not cost-effective to use an American-made motor. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Why Is It So Hard To Make A 100 Percent American Hand Dryer?

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Syrian women walk through a market area in the northern city of Aleppo last November. A new website is documenting the use of rape in the Syrian conflict. John Cantlie/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tracking Rape In Syria Through Social Media

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