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The 9 Most Important Financial Stories of 2012

Sometimes the most important news stories get overshadowed by short-term crises and teakettle tempests. With that in mind, we at DailyFinance decided to take a look back at the nine stories of 2012 that are likely to have the biggest impact on your wallet in the year ahead.

A Look at Back at Bank Scandals Since the Financial Crisis

Even before the LIBOR scandal hit, the financial industry's image was already badly tarnished by its leading role in causing the global financial crisis and recession. Here's a look at some of the low points for banking and bankers since the start of the financial crisis.

Woman Who Lost Home Sues Big Banks Over LIBOR Manipulation

What can you do when a megabank takes your home? How about suing a dozen of them. Annie Bell Adams has filed suit against 12 of the world's biggest banks, alleging that their manipulation of the LIBOR rate caused her mortgage payments to be much higher than they otherwise would have been.

The LIBOR Scandal Explained in One Simple Infographic

The LIBOR scandal is being called the "Wall Street scandal of all scandals" but the nature of this massive fraud can be hard to fathom. This nifty infographic from AccountingDegree.net gives non-finance folk an idea of what the scandal is all about.

The $800 Trillion Scandal: How Banks' LIBOR Lies Affected You

The incredible LIBOR rate-rigging scandal is huge, and it's only going to grow in scope: Many of the world's largest banks have already been implicated in manipulating interest rates that are tied to some $800 trillion in loans and securities.

Credit markets inching toward health

Experienced investors know that most economic recoveries occur slowly, almost imperceptibly, kind of like the arrival of dawn.

Case in point: The...

Mortgage horror: ARM reset time

One of my friends is worried because he's got an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) on his home and it's going to reset later this year. He's got an...