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The major question is never far away. At least at Torrey Pines the question has a topical link. It was there five years ago that Tiger Woods won the US Open on one leg, his 14th and last major championship success. The Farmers Insurance Open does not have quite the same ring, but Woods likes it well enough, having won it six times on this track.

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Jessops has become the first high street casualty of 2013, collapsing into administration yesterday and leaving 2,000 jobs hanging by a thread.

Jessops jobs on the line as chain is 2013's first casualty

Administrator holds out little hope that company will be able to find a buyer

Jessops is latest High Street name to fall into administration

Around 2,000 jobs at the camera chain are under threat

HSBC's $9bn sale of stake in Ping An at risk

The sale of HSBC'S $9.4bn (£5.9bn) stake in the insurer Ping An is in doubt after Chinese authorities appeared to withdraw funding for part of the deal.

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RBS 'set to agree £350m payment for Libor scandal'

Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland is close to agreeing a £350m settlement with US and UK regulators over the Libor-fixing scandal, according to reports. This dwarfs the £290m penalty for Barclays in June. The furore cost then-chief executive Bob Diamond his job.

Market Report: Deutsche gives nod to embattled banks

Britain's banks have had a torrid time of late – and deservedly so. Money-laundering, mis-selling and excessive bonuses are just some of the issues that have eroded investor confidence in a sector, that has been up against the wall since 2007.

James Moore: New York bus inspectors really mean business

Outlook First it was the banks, now it's the buses. Stagecoach is the latest British company to fall foul of American regulators.

David Buik: Despite the bile and hatred, bank shares are rising

Midweek View: It is essential... Osborne does not surrender one inch of sovereignty over bank regulation to the EU

James Moore: US watchdogs' language puts the bite on HSBC

Outlook Is it the $1.9bn (£1.2bn) fine that hurts HSBC or the fact people will never look at this grandest of banks in quite the same way again?

Editorial: Has bank culture really changed?

Between HSBC's record $1.9bn fine today and Standard Chartered's $327m penalty the day before, it has been a week of hard lessons for Britain's banks. Or has it?

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