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Morning Roundup: February 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Olympic fans want booze at Sochi, Italy overturns dumb pot law, racing horses test positive for Viagra, and Indiana court says being drunk and annoying a-okay. MORE  

HSBC Laundered Billions in Drug Cartel Money

By McCarton Ackerman

European mega-bank admits to doing business with Mexican drug cartels through its US branches. MORE  

Confessions of a Shopaholic Bank Robber

By Bryan Le

A dapper thief robs a string of Manhattan banks to fuel his shopping addiction. MORE  

Medical Marijuana Causes Banking Headache

By Bryan Le

Banks fear federal charges of drug racketeering and money laundering if they allow dispensaries to deposit earnings. MORE  

London is Home of High Finance

By Anthony Daconti

Economic crisis sees addiction snowball in London's Square Mile, where you can order cocaine at a pub before trading. MORE  

Cocaine and Hookers for Wall St. Execs, Subsidized by You

By Kenneth Garger

How one sex and drug supplier took advantage of the bank bailout to boom before it bust. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

How Wachovia Bank Laundered Billions for Mexico's Murderous Cartels, New Rules for Painkillers, and the Military's Growing Drug Problem. MORE  

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