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U.S. Derivatives Regulators to Seek Comment on Overseas Reach
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- US financial regulators are planning to seek comment on when Dodd-Frank Act rules for the $601 trillion swap market apply to international transactions or firms conducting business overseas. The Securities and Exchange Commission is ...more »

Where there's a will: How to minimize probate fees
Globe and MailAugust 1, 2011

Likewise, the death benefits of any insurance policies on your life will sidestep probate fees if you name beneficiaries under those policies. By designating beneficiaries (other than your estate), these assets fall outside of your estate and pass ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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FDA Final Order: No Marijuana Growing for Research
Opposing ViewsAugust 30, 2011

By NORML on Aug 29, 2011 By Paul Armentano The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued its final order rejecting a ruling from the agency's own Administrative Law Judge finding that it would be 'in the public interest' to grant ...more »

Investigations
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MP faces criminal investigation
The Canberra TimesAugust 24, 2011

Labor backbencher Craig Thomson may soon become the subject of a criminal investigation after the Health Services Union he once led referred allegations about a credit card sex scandal to police. ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Labor Laws Thwarting 'Green Jobs' Agenda
National Review Online (blog)August 30, 2011

Investor's Business Daily reports that a number of internal reports have shown that certain federal regulations, many of them championed by labor and environmental groups, are thwarting efforts at the state level to create these “clean tech” jobs. ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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DOJ's Expanding Power to Seize Assets Sparks Concerns
Wall Street Journal (blog)August 22, 2011

Another red flag to critics is the fact that the federal government can share seized assets with cooperating state and local law enforcement agencies, which can then use seized funds at their discretion, WSJ reports, noting that the federal government ...more »

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