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HSBC whistle-blower: You have to know how banks work to understand the size of this scandal

In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Falciani said that what he revealed about HSBC was only just the tip of the iceberg.<p>"If you dig down a little bit in how offshore banks and intermediate banking work, you would understand that these things cannot involve just one single bank," …


At least 20 dead as US freezes under Siberian Express

Bitter arctic air brings North America to a standstill, with schools closed and public transport hit by problems amid record temperatures as low as -40C<p>At least 20 people have died in the US after the Siberian Express, a weather system of freezing arctic air, sent temperatures plummeting to record …


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A Silicon Valley Banker Just Sold His Enormous Mansion With A Secret Bar For $25 Million

The sale price was a whopping $25 million, realtor Arthur Sharif, who represented Porter in the sale, confirmed with Business Insider exclusively.<p>"It's a historic home," Sharif told us. "It was never a question of whether we would get the price we wanted — it was about finding the right person. We …

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