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"The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLB), aka the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, (Pub.L. 106-102, 113 Stat. 1338, enacted November 12, 1999) is an act of the 106th United States Congress (1999–2001). It repealed part of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933 allowing banks, securities companies and insurance companies to become a combination of an investment bank, a commercial bank, and an insurance company. Signed into law by President Bill Clinton."

Charged with the 1974 murder of a white jailer, Joan Little was ultimately acquitted on Aug. 15, 1975. Her defense claimed that Little, who was in prison at the time, had stabbed the jailer with an ice pick in defense when he assaulted her sexually. Little became the first woman in the United States, regardless of race, to be acquitted using the defense that she used deadly force to prevent sexual assault.

September 1, 1941: German government orders Jews to wear yellow stars. Anti-Jewish laws were also enforced in Italy, under the dictatorship of Mussolini. This photograph pictures a young Jewish child with a Star of David badge from Rhodes, where Anti-Jewish laws were in effect.

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President Xi says China will invest $1.25 trillion abroad over the next 10 years:

Professor Stratis G Andreadis, President and Chairman of the Board of the Commercial Bank of Greece, in his study in Athens, 1961. He is also a shipowner, former statesman and art collector, and this Byzantine icon is one of his most prized possessions. Photo by Slim Aarons, 1961.

I hope that this image travels the world . . . "While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, "The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Natives will have to find another place to live.

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Putin's performance in 1 chart: #Russia is one-trick econ. Oil contributed to fat living of 2000s and lack of reforms

#Flashback 2006 - Financial Globalization: A Reappraisal (Rogoff, Prasad, Wei, Kose) #IMF …