LONDON -- The financial sector has been dealt yet another blow. This time, big bank Barclays (NYSE:BCS) is making headlines with its involvement in the latest LIBOR scandal. In today's feature, David Kuo and Nate Weisshaar examine whether investors should jump ship or give Barclays and other banks a spot in their portfolios.

Also up for discussion today are Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) and Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN.L).

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