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Iceland's Jailed Bankers Are Back, Demanding They Were Crisis Scapegoats

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, one country stood out: Iceland was the one nation in the world which not only let its banks fail, but convicted the bankers responsible for the collapse of the country's financial system (incidentally, since then Iceland has been one of the world's economic success stories, with the economy growing over 7% last year). Now, nearly a decade later, Iceland’s ex-bankers, once reviled as symbols of crony and rogue capitalism, say they were scapegoats: and having been "improperly" jailed for their roles in the 2008 financial crisis, they’re now taking their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.

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Does Donald Trump Regret Anything? Highlights From His FT Interview

With Donald Trump's 100th day in office fast approaching and set to coincide with the April 28th deadline when the Continuing Resolution is set to expire, potentially resulting in a government shutdown, the FT sat down with the president for an interview that covers some of the more pertinent aspects of Trump's presidency to date.

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'Sanctuary' Crackdown Begins: Homeland Identifies 3 Maryland Counties Harboring Illegal Immigrants

A month ago, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh wrote to federal authorities asking that they declare the state's courts, schools and hospitals off limits to immigration agents. Frosh, a Democrat, wrote that he was sending the letter in response to new immigration guidelines issued by the Trump administration that greatly expand the number of people considered a priority for removal from the country.

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Wall Street Explains What Today's Failure To Repeal Obamacare Means For Markets

Following today's Republican fiasco, where the GOP was unable to gather enough votes to even repeal Obamacare in the House (let alone the Senate) forcing the Republican party to withdraw their healthcare bill, stocks suddenly spiked - if only briefly - on expectations today's bad news is actually good news for Trump's tax reform. As we explained moments ago, that will unlikely be the case far various reasons. But what do others think?

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