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The arrest of the Colombian woman, accused of laundering money for the Mexican drug cartel, will do little to hamper a group that operates in as many as 50 countries, including the US.
Drug lords like La Barbie threaten Mexico's security with American-bought firearms, and finance their violent empires with American drug money.
A new website, Move Your Money, offers advice on moving accounts from huge banks to local ones.
JPMorgan Chase's surging earnings show that many of the biggest US banks are becoming more powerful. What happens if they get in trouble again?
But unsold homes remain a big challenge for the US economy.
The plan seeks to contain the risk of large-firm failure. It would also give regulators alternatives to costly AIG-style bailouts.
Family finances get healthier as people save more and spend less. But will that help the recovery?