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Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll
Mirror.co.ukNovember 1, 2011

The reason behind her name change 18 months ago is simple. “I love wolves,” she says. Throughout her Leicester home, the 53-year-old, who runs a web development business with her partner Paul, has countless pictures of – you guessed it – wolves. ...more »

Brookfield Office buys Four World Financial Center
CTV.caNovember 1, 2011

In a related development, Brookfield has a deal to lease 767000 square feet of office space at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan to Bank of America. "Renewing Bank of America/Merrill Lynch for a sizable amount of space at the World ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Gigantic bankruptcy leaves future of former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine at risk
New York Daily NewsNovember 1, 2011

Now he's in the throes of one of the largest bankruptcy filings in US history. The curtain on the third act of ex-Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, 64, came down with a thud Monday as the Wall Street firm he took over just a year ago filed for bankruptcy. ...more »

Collections
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Unions unhappy with dues collection proposal
CBC.caNovember 1, 2011

That's not going over well with labour groups, who worry the change would turn them into collection agents forced to pursue their members for cash. Currently, Saskatchewan labour law allows for "checkoffs" in unionized shops in which dues are deducted ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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MF Global bankruptcy shows regulatory resolve
Reuters Blogs (blog)November 1, 2011

While the collapse is expected to be handled under pre-Dodd Frank bankruptcy laws and under the Securities Investor Protection Corp., it may signal that regulators are prepared to take earlier action when they see uncovered financial risks. ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Art Museum Partnership Directors forum: "Expecting the Unexpected"
Art DailyNovember 2, 2011

“The conversations are germane to the issues we face,” commented Audrey Kauders, Director, Museum of Nebraska Art. Those issues included: The IRS says your tax-exempt organization owes Uncle Sam; there are authenticity problems with a Baule mask; ...more »

Garnishment
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Homeowners Get Past Foreclosure, but Face Deficiency Judgments
First Coast NewsNovember 2, 2011

"If they secure a deficiency judgment they can garnish or levy," he said. Garnish as in wages and levy personal property. Is there anything you can do? Both real estate experts said if you are served with a deficiency judgment, get legal help and ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Today's Questions for the President
National Review Online (blog)November 1, 2011

Reuters reports that Beacon Power Corp. filed for bankruptcy this week, only one year after receiving a $43 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. The New York Times reports that an auditor for Nevada Geothermal Power, which received at ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Another Bankruptcy Black Eye for the DOE
Motley FoolNovember 1, 2011

Alert the conspiracy theorists -- another company that received a Department of Energy loan guarantee has filed for bankruptcy. Beacon Power, a company hoping to make flywheels into energy-storage gold threw in the towel Sunday. ...more »

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