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Berkshire paying $150M for Omaha newspaper company
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionDecember 1, 2011

Berkshire owns more than 80 subsidiaries, including clothing, insurance, furniture, utility, jewelry and corporate jet companies. It also has big investments in companies including Coca-Cola Co. and Wells Fargo & Co.more »

Hospital expects to emerge from bankruptcy
phillyBurbs.comDecember 1, 2011

Nearly two years after filing for bankruptcy, Lower Bucks Hospital is expected to emerge with a clean financial slate next month, though a new report found "sustained and dramatic softening" in some patient numbers. The US Bankruptcy Court in ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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Records law could change amid scandal
ESPNDecember 2, 2011

This week the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote that Penn State had denied its requests for its contract with a public relations and marketing firm, its contract with a law firm, and records related to the departures of Paterno and Spanier from their posts ...more »

Investigations
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Switch to federal jurisdiction for Bernie Fine investigation could mean ...
Syracuse.comDecember 1, 2011

Syracuse, NY -- When federal authorities took control of the sexual molestation investigation of Bernie Fine last week, the case took an extremely serious turn for Fine, legal experts say. Federal laws involving the types of crimes alleged against Fine ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Medicaid Providers Can't Sue Over Frozen Payouts
Courthouse News ServiceDecember 1, 2011

(CN) - California broke federal law when it unilaterally froze reimbursement rates for Medicaid providers, but the providers have little recourse to the courts, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday. After chastising the state for ignoring ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Pa's Top Environmental Regulator Opposes New EPA Air Quality Rule
StateImpact PennsylvaniaDecember 1, 2011

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer wants the Environmental Protection Agency to postpone enforcement of new air quality rules. Krancer submitted comments to the EPA's proposed ...more »

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