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Google touts daily deal on home page, a first
Reuters CanadaSeptember 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc promoted a Groupon-like daily deals offer on its home page on Wednesday for the first time, a rare instance of the Internet giant using its prized online real estate for advertising. The world's No.1 Web-search ...more »

A Franchise Star Anchors The Newest Madden
Kotaku AustraliaSeptember 1, 2011

Disaster struck in week nine when I lost my starting right tackle, Khalif Barnes, for the year with a busted tailbone. Two weeks later, I lost my starting right guard, Cooper Carlisle, effectively for the year with a partial ACL tear. ...more »

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Advertising
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Anti-Sharia Movements' Unintended Consquences For Jews, Native Americans, and ...
American MuslimSeptember 6, 2011

Furthermore, some of these measures would raise questions about statutes that take into consideration or reference religious laws, including prohibitions on false advertising of kosher food. Anti-Shariah measures are nothing more than another example ...more »

Foreign Investments
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The EU's (crafty) Kosovo foreign policy
Transitions OnlineSeptember 8, 2011

Its implications to aspirants and their citizens are both practical – ie ease of travel, work and study abroad – and political – ie the promise of EU accession and the accompanying international legitimacy, aid and foreign investment. ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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Culinary asks FTC to investigate Ultimate Fighting Championship
Las Vegas Review - JournalSeptember 1, 2011

... Workers Local 226 has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the business practices of Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship, claiming the world's largest promoter of mixed martial arts events is violating US antitrust laws. ...more »

Franchising
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Analysis: When Will The Law Of Gravity Apply To Call Of Duty?
GamasutraSeptember 2, 2011

And as it looks to buy gifts for others and keep up with its friends, it's going to stick with a brand that has kept it happy for the past few years. Can Battlefield grow to become as popular as CoD? Sure. It's an amazing looking game and based on the ...more »

Gaming Law
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Gambling Foe Charlie Dent Will Personally Benefit from Sands Events Center
Keystone PoliticsSeptember 6, 2011

“I voted against the state's gambling law as a member of the state Senate because I considered it an abomination, perhaps the worst law I saw enacted in 14 years of state service. I oppose casino gambling anywhere in Pennsylvania. ...more »

Banking Law
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Smith Moore Leatherwood Announces 63 of Firm's Attorneys Named The Best ...
dBusinessNews Atlanta (press release)September 6, 2011

... William L. Dennis (15): Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Trusts and Estates • Steven E. Farrar: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law (Defendants), Construction Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law (Defendants) ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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Increased Unemployment In August
Ashland CurrentSeptember 17, 2011

US and Canadian negotiators are attempting the first substantial redo of the great lakes water quality agreement in 25 years. Government leaders say they plan to keep the agreement's goal of restoring and maintaining the waters of the great lakes basin ...more »

Business Formation
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Post-Storm Scam, Fraud Warnings Issued
The DispatchSeptember 2, 2011

“Whether you are repairing damage to your home or yard, or looking to donate to a charity to help others, there are a few steps you should take to ensure you do not fall victim to a scam.” In addition to home or business repair scams, Gansler also ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Investec targets US firms for post-Legal Services Act funding offers
Legal WeekSeptember 1, 2011

Investec set up a professional services finance unit at the end of last year to invest up to £10m per law firm in those looking to grow and take advantage of the LSA via the use of alternative business structures (ABS), which allow external investment...more »

Commercial
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Rob Samouce: Doggie DNA to catch owners who don't scoop the poop
Naples Daily NewsSeptember 3, 2011

... of their associations, covenant enforcement, assessment collections, contract negotiations and contract litigation, real estate transactions, general business law, construction defect litigation and other general civil litigation matters. ...more »

Rosen Law Firm Reminds Investors of Important Lead Plaintiff Deadline in ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 3, 2011

The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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Dick Kelly turns a stronger and greener Xcel Energy over to Ben Fowke
Pioneer PressSeptember 4, 2011

Q Before you were appointed CEO, you oversaw NRG Energy, Xcel's subsidiary that went into bankruptcy and became the utility's albatross. Did you feel any pressure because of that? Benjamin GS Fowke III is the new CEO of Xcel Energy. ...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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Debevoise Expands Disputes and Investigations Capabilities in Asia
MarketWatch (press release)September 19, 2011

David W. Rivkin, Co-Chair of the firm's International Dispute Resolution Group and current Secretary-General of the International Bar Association, said: "We have many years' experience working with clients based in jurisdictions spanning from India to ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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FORM 8-K: NATIONAL TECHNICAL SYSTEMS FILES CURRENT REPORT
Military & Aerospace ElectronicsSeptember 3, 2011

In connection with the acquisition, we entered into a new lease, with an initial five-year term, for LTI's advanced 20000 square foot facility located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. LTI is internationally recognized as a leading engineering services and ...more »

International Transactions
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Moye White Attorneys Make Best Lawyers in America® 2012 List
dBusinessNews Denver (press release)September 1, 2011

The firm's attorneys offer strategic, team-oriented counsel to public, private and governmental clients in complex business and real estate transactions and disputes. Moye White is a member of the International Alliance of Law Firms, providing its ...more »

Communications & Media
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Court Hears Arguments in Case Challenging Constitutionality of Law Granting ...
eNews Park ForestSeptember 1, 2011

The ACLU's argument also focuses in particular on the fact that Congress has eliminated all claims against the telecoms not only for violations of federal statutes, like Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy ...more »

Judge blocks NM governor on immigrant driver licenses
Chicago TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

"MALDEF will continue to fight throughout this legal process to obtain a final end to this licensing scheme and to restore the rule of law," Martha Gomez, a staff attorney for MALDEF, said in a statement. A spokesman for Governor Martinez said the ...more »

Construction & Development
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Self Starter - Bahamas Striping - empowers young Bahamians
Bahama Islands Info (blog)September 2, 2011

In fact, he and the other employees as young as they are, see themselves as nation builders. As a young entrepreneur, I don't just want to build a successful company; I want to build nation builders." “This job has given me hope,” says Davis. ...more »

Locating Funds
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New law helps parents with private schooling for disabled
TucsonSentinel.comSeptember 15, 2011

Now she sees hope for relief in a new law allowing parents to put 90 percent of state money allocated for a disabled child's education toward private school tuition or private education services such as speech or occupational therapy. ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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Gov. Signs Simitian Data Theft Bill
Patch.comSeptember 2, 2011

The new law requires business and agencies where breaches took place to provide victims with a full accounting of what transpired, how it may affect them, and how they can protect themselves. “No one likes to get the news that personal information ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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Mercedes-Benz Adopts MOST(R) Network Technology in Latest M-Class SUV
MarketWatch (press release)September 12, 2011

Our forward looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations and may not reflect the potential impact of any future acquisitions, mergers or divestitures. ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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The Income Tax Deadline: Does it apply to you?
JOESeptember 1, 2011

In the first of a new weekly tax and finance column, tax expert Lynda Lawlor of The Tax Department talks us through the key issues when it comes to filing your tax return on time. September is here and as the schools reopen heralding the end of the ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Resources available for Idaho homeowners
Idaho Press-TribuneSeptember 9, 2011

The attorney general's website: Find information on scam and foreclosure prevention, mortgage terms, Idaho laws and issues facing homeowners. Visit www.ag.idaho.gov and click on Mortgage & Foreclosure. Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program: The Idaho ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller, P.C. Names Lindsey R. Johnson as an ...
PR.com (press release)September 1, 2011

Johnson brings six years of litigation experience to Maddin Hauser, representing clients in matters involving bankruptcy, commercial litigation, real property, insurance defense and negligence. The Farmington Hills resident is a member of the Federal ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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How You Can Volunteer To Commemorate 9/11
Huffington PostSeptember 8, 2011

Just two years after MyGoodDeed.org secured September 11 as a national day of service under federal law, the nonprofit is gearing up for the single largest day of charitable action in United States history. Driving this momentous service initiative is ...more »

Customs Disputes
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Ukraine issues Russia an ultimatum on gas deal
BusinessWeekSeptember 1, 2011

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that Russia would consider revising the deal only in exchange for Ukraine joining a Russia-led customs union -- a move that would halt its integration with the European Union -- or Kiev ceding control of ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Chadbourne & Parke Opens Istanbul Office
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

... domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law, trusts and estates and government contract matters. ...more »

Debt Collection
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Data security company emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after two years
Bankruptcy HomeSeptember 1, 2011

QSGI, a data security company based in Palm Beach, Florida, recently emerged from its protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy law. QSGI, a data security company based in Palm Beach, Florida, recently emerged from its protection under ...more »

Public Offerings
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School lawyer: reporting inaccurate, unfair
Huntersville HeraldSeptember 2, 2011

On July 26, 2011, Mr. DeLoache e-mailed Ms. Sisson requesting dismissal records for the managing director, citing an Attorney General's opinion pertaining to dismissal records in the context of a public records request. Ms. Sisson replied to Mr. ...more »

Debt Settlement
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Sarah Palin: 'All Aboard Obama's Bullet Train to Bankruptcy' [VIDEO]
International Business TimesSeptember 5, 2011

Start by repealing "Obamacare," President Barack Obama's health care reform law. - Reduce the federal debt by prioritizing and cutting spending, canceling unused stimulus funds and enacting entitlement reforms. - Grow the nation's energy production to ...more »

Reorganizations & Restructuring
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Experts on what's left off-screen during lower gas price talks
The Day Weekly DigestSeptember 5, 2011

Several hours later Prime Minister Mykola Azarov explained that the restructuring of this oil-and-gas monopolist would cause transfer to a new format of relations with Gazprom: “Naftohaz will cease to exist as a business entity, there will be the ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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Everonn Says Chairman Resigned
Wall Street JournalSeptember 2, 2011

An Everonn statement said Managing Director P. Kishore is in jail under judicial custody. The Central Bureau of Investigation issued a press statement late Tuesday about the arrest for allegedly bribing a tax official to reduce income-tax liability. ...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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Widener Law programs to receive prestigious honor
Cecil WhigSeptember 5, 2011

Widener's Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law offers the only master's-level corporate program in the United States accredited with the society, which is an arm of the Health Care Compliance Association. Additionally, Widener offers a ...more »

False Advertising
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22squared adds Jackson Hewitt to the fold
Bizjournals.comSeptember 1, 2011

The Atlanta-based advertising agency will be Jackson Hewitt's (NYSE: JTX) agency of record for brand planning, creative, media buying/planning and design responsibilities. The first creative work from 22squared will launch in January 2012 and will ...more »

Trade Associations
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Woman forced into sex trade has prostitution convictions thrown out under new ...
New York Daily NewsSeptember 22, 2011

Leni Johnson, 22, had her convictions dismissed Wednesday after Bronx prosecutors agreed she was forced into the sex trade at age 13. The new state law recognizes child hookers as victims of sex trafficking rather than criminals - and allows their ...more »

Federal Contracts
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Topeka Kicks Off Medicaid Enforcement System
Kansas City MonitorSeptember 1, 2011

Sam Brownback, a Republican, earlier this month returned a 31.5 million federal grant awarded to the state for developing the exchange, saying those funds came with too many strings attached. He said relying on federal funding would be unwise as ...more »

Unfair Competition
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Zimbabwe: Pros and Cons of Sino-Govt Trade Relations
AllAfrica.comSeptember 29, 2011

OVER the years local business people have raised concern over the issue of cheap imports that are flooding the market posing unfair competition for locally manufactured goods. Most of these goods, which include clothes, electrical equipment and ...more »

Federal Grants
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Fire Departments to Receive Federal Grants
FireEngineering.comSeptember 1, 2011

Several fire departments or associations in Clermont County, Pike County, Scioto County, and Adams County are among small agencies in Ohio that are to receive federal grants to upgrade equipment or help cover organizational or training costs, US Rep. ...more »

Venture Capital
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Ashton Kutcher likens venture capital search to 'witch hunt'
ZDNet (blog)September 13, 2011

Summary: Ashton Kutcher discusses his venture capital investment strategy, comparing it to a “witch hunt” in search for the next magical big thing. Although actor and angel investor Ashton Kutcher ...more »

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