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Stealing your identity
bcrnews.comOctober 1, 2011

Mike Prusinski of LifeLock, an identity theft protection business, said identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. “You are 10 times more likely to have your identity stolen than your car,” he said. And of those thefts, one out of every ...more »

Public sector wage freeze law possible, Hudak says
Toronto SunOctober 1, 2011

“I think we need to realize that we have a collective bargaining agreement regime in Ontario that is the law.” Asked about a public-union pay freeze Friday, Hudak wouldn't rule one out — though it would only be considered as a “last resort” in ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Kodak bankruptcy? Investors dump stock.
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

Kodak says it has no intentions of filing for bankruptcy. But Kodak confirms hiring law firm specializing in restructuring and share price falls by more than half. By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press / October 1, 2011 Kodak workers enter corporate ...more »

Collections
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More Photos From Yesterday's Emotional SlutWalk Rally
GothamistOctober 2, 2011

Killing the woman punishes her for eliminating the collection of a dowry, and saves her family the cost of years of supporting her. Rapists get away with rape since most women wouldn't speak up, and if they do speak up, the families have an "honorable" ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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End of an era? Moo & Oink stores now closed, in bankruptcy
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 1, 2011

All four Moo & Oink stores are shuttered, 200 employees are out of work with no severance and a judge on Friday placed the company in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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IRS sends tax preparers back to school
Tribune ReviewOctober 2, 2011

They take 24 hours of continuing education each year — more than the 15 hours the IRS specifies in new regulations that kick in this fall — to target what some studies have concluded are widespread mistakes or false information on taxpayers' returns. ...more »

Garnishment
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What should I do if I cannot afford to pay my taxes?
Tax Law Home (blog)October 5, 2011

If the IRS needs to escalate the collection of the taxes due, they can seek to obtain a judgment against you, possibly garnishing your wages and seizing your assets (excluding your home and business, which are protected from seizure by the IRS). ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Solar power projects wobbling in wake of Solyndra bankruptcy, increased ...
Independent Voter NetworkOctober 6, 2011

Stirling Energy Systems (SES) recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which further complicates California's big push toward 33% renewable energy by 2020, as two massive solar thermal projects had been approved using the company's ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Week ahead in Congress: Battles over spending, trade, and regulation
msnbc.comOctober 3, 2011

It's sort of like the new bankruptcy regulations that make it harder for individuals to file for and get relief in bankruptcy. Who does that benefit? Only their creditors. Most personal bankruptcies relate to uninsured medical expenses. ...more »

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