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Los Angeles Non-Profit Organization Studies Poor Children

by Administrator on Sep 30, 2011

According to studies made by a Los Angeles Non-Profit organization, Hispanic children are the largest single group of children in any racial or ethnic category. The organization found this to be a more negative milestone compared with black or white kids in the US population. Continue reading →

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HSBC to pay $1.9bn in US money laundering settlement

by Administrator on Dec 11, 2012

  HSBC has confirmed it is to pay US authorities $1.9bn (£1.2bn) in a settlement over money laundering, the largest paid in such a case. A US Senate investigation said the UK-based bank had been a conduit for "drug kingpins and rogue nations". Money laundering is the process of disguising the proceeds of crime so that the money cannot be linked to the wrongdoing. HSBC admitted having poor money laundering controls and apologised. "We accept responsibility for our past mistakes," said HSBC group chief executive Stuart Gulliver. "We have said we are profoundly sorry for them, and we do so again." The bank said it had spent $290m on improving its systems to prevent money laundering and clawed back some bonuses paid to senior executives in the past. It also said it expected to reach an agreement with the UK's Financial Services Authority shortly. Last month it announced it had set aside $1.5bn to cover the costs of any settlement or fines. The news followed the announcement of a similar ... Continue reading →

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