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Sales-Tax Measures 'to Cost Us Big'
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

But Ms. Strawn, and others like her who operate with just a dozen or so employees, would have to begin collecting and remitting taxes for the more than 40 states that currently charge sales and use taxes, along with thousands of cities and counties ...more »

300000 public sector workers in Scotland on strike
ScotsmanDecember 1, 2011

Thousands of public sector workers attend a march against pension cuts in Glasgow. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty By Tom Peterkin AROUND 300000 public sector workers in Scotland took strike action yesterday, forcing the closure of almost all of the ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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Chief Justice Lobbies for Restored Budget
Courthouse News ServiceDecember 1, 2011

"I hope this hearing serves as a voice to let those who make decisions about our budget that we need adequate, stable funding," Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said Tuesday. At a hearing in the San Francisco headquarters of the Administrative Office ...more »

Investigations
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Major Banks Face New Foreclosure Suit
New York TimesDecember 1, 2011

The attorney general, Martha Coakley, and her investigators contend that the banks improperly foreclosed on troubled borrowers by relying on fraudulent legal documentation or by failing to provide homeowners with loan modifications after promising to ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Regulators Pledge New Rules After MF Global's Demise
New York TimesDecember 1, 2011

The rules were unnecessary, he argued, because federal laws already prevented brokerage firms from mixing client funds with company money. But in MF Global's final days, the firm broke that sacrosanct rule. Investigators now fear that MF Global tapped ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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State Police Nab 816 for Texting While Driving
WGRZ-TVDecember 1, 2011

The remaining tickets were spotted by regular police patrols. All of the tickets were issued between Nov. 23 and Nov. 27. "The more than 800 tickets issued in just five days further demonstrates the need for these stricter laws which focus on drivers ...more »

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