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HSBC avoided a legal battle that could further savage its reputation and undermine confidence in the global banking system by agreeing Tuesday to pay $1.9 billion to settle a U.S. money-laundering probe.
British banking group HSBC said Monday it will cut 30,000 jobs worldwide by 2013 and sell almost half its retail bank branches in the U.S., part of a new strategy to focus on fast-growing emerging markets.
AT&T Inc. said Friday that it's going to start limiting speeds for the 5 percent of its customers with "unlimited" data smartphone plans who clog the airwaves the most.
"I am pleased with the results, which mark a first step in the right direction on what will be a long journey," New chief executive Stuart Gulliver said in a statement.
Gulliver said in a statement that he expects financial markets worldwide to remain volatile this year and in 2012.