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Sac State awaits rest of $10 million pledge from Alex Spanos
Capitol WeeklyOctober 1, 2011

Nava cited California law around the Public Records Act, noting that a government organization can withhold such information, but must provide a written justification. "We will not discuss donor agreements," Nava said via email. "Confidentiality of ...more »

Federal disability benefits could end for as many as 700 resident immigrants
Minnesota Public RadioOctober 1, 2011

The total number of state residents affected by the cutoff of Social Security disability benefits will grow to more than 700, said Immigrant Law Center executive director John Keller. The recipients are not US citizens, and had been granted benefits ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Bankruptcy option suspected by Kodak investors
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

Bankruptcy imminent for Kodak? Investors dumped Kodak stock Friday, under suspicion that the company had p[lans to declare bankruptcy. By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press / October 1, 2011 Kodak workers enter corporate headquarters in Rochester, ...more »

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Taxing US reality stings Dual citizens
CanadaEast.comOctober 1, 2011

"The government of Canada is not going to help the Americans collect or enforce the collection of tax returns," he says. The banks have said they will not support the US position either, if only because they are concerned with how much compliance would ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Solyndra Needs Trustee for Bankruptcy, US Lawyer Says
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

If US Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath refuses to appoint a trustee, she should convert the case to a liquidation under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, the US Trustee said. The case is In re Solyndra LLC 11-12799, US Bankruptcy Court, ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Here's Occupy Wall Street's "One Demand": Sanity
Huffington Post (blog)October 3, 2011

Meanwhile well-intentioned voices like Kristof and my friend Mike Konczal helpfully provided them with policy demands. And they're good ones: A financial transactions tax. Investigate Wall Street crimes. Cancel excessive debts. ...more »

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Program can help grads pay off loans
Columbus DispatchOctober 2, 2011

... said Kantrowitz, negotiate for a lower sum. Once loans are rehabilitated, you can apply for the income-based plan. “Your monthly payment will be lower in most cases than the amount you were paying under wage garnishment,” Kantrowitz said.more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Vaughan Bid for Documents Denied
Albuquerque Journal (subscription)October 1, 2011

A US District Court judge has denied an attempt by Doug Vaughan's lawyer to access documents across the federal judicial system in Bankruptcy Court, where his former real estate ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Pelican Pools forced into bankruptcy
St. Augustine RecordOctober 1, 2011

Under personal bankruptcy law, a homesteaded home, one automobile and some other assets cannot be seized in personal bankruptcy. “Debtor estimates that, after any exempt property is excluded and administrative expenses paid, there will be no funds ...more »


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