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United States News – Swiss Government, United Nations, Chuck Hagel, Caroline Valetkevitch

After FATCA, Swiss Government Tackles Money Laundering
UBS and other Swiss banks have faced investigations and prosecution and it’s not over yet.  Wegelin was convicted and is closing. See Swiss Bank’s Tax Evasion Sentence Is Really Death. The Swiss government has had its work cut out for it to placate investors and repair relations with the U.S. government that it must feel are critical. Switzerland agreed to play ball with FATCA, the once controversial U.S. law that obligates foreign banks to report on American account holders. See U.S. and Switzerland Sign New FATCA Agreement.

Syria Rebels Say U.N. Peacekeepers Have Been Released to Jordan
The release would end a standoff that raised new questions about the fighters just as the United States and other Western nations were grappling over whether to arm them.

Two suicide bombers strike on Hagel’s visit in Afghanistan
Militants staged two deadly suicide attacks Saturday to mark the first full day of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Afghanistan, a fresh reminder that insurgents continue to fight and challenges remain as the US-led NATO force hands over the country’s security to the Afghans.

Jobs Lift Dow to Record, S&P up for 9th Week Out of 10
Stocks extended their advance on Friday, with the Dow hitting yet another record and the S&P climbing for its sixth straight day after a payroll report that was much stronger than expected. All three major U.S. stock indexes were on track for their biggest weekly gains since the first week of the year.



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