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  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. left, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, talks about a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota over its disclosure of safety problems, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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  • British man charged with hacking Federal Reserve

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  • Feds: 3 nabbed for widespread Gozi computer virus

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    Countrywide ‘brazen’ on bad loans

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  • **FILE** Buildings and palm trees are reflected on the entrance of the Countrywide Financial Corp. office in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 25, 2008. (Associated Press)

    U.S. suit alleges 'brazen' fraud at Countrywide

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  • **FILE** Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is seen in Beirut on June 2007. (Associated Press/Hezbollah Media Office)

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