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J.P. Morgan -- The Man and the Bank

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From his earliest days in high finance, J.P. Morgan was a hustler who often traded on the shady side. The bank that survives in his name inherited his pattern of committing multiple crimes and walking away scot-free. The latest? Getting shareholders to pay a banker's $1 billion fine.

U.S. Banks Rake In Record $40.3 Billion in Quarter

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Business is clearly good again for the financial institutions that were rescued by American taxpayers just a few short years ago. Thanks in part to increased revenue from customer fees, U.S. banks' profits soared to a record high for the first quarter of 2013, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported Wednesday.

Foreclosure Settlement Ends Investigation Into Banks

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Homeowner advocates and some lawmakers are upset that an $8.5 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and other banks over improper foreclosures would let lenders off the hook both financially and legally.

1,200 New Coal Power Plants Planned Worldwide

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Despite warnings from scientists and environmental groups that global warming will be unstoppable if carbon emissions do not peak within a few years, 59 countries, led by China and India, are planning to expand their coal-powered energy sources.

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