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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 »

MF's Corzine Key Man Bonds Fail to Make First Payments: Corporate Finance
BloombergNovember 1, 2011

The plunge shows how quickly a financial company can falter when it loses investor confidence. Less than three months before Corzine disclosed the extent of a $6.3 billion bet on European sovereign debt, the former New Jersey governor and Goldman Sachs ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Palace on Arroyo travel ban: So sue us
Inquirer.netNovember 5, 2011

“Former President Arroyo's travel does not involve national security, public safety or public health which are the only constitutional limitations to a citizen's right to travel,” he said. Up to now, he said, Congress has not enacted the requisite law...more »

Freedom Of Press
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'Freedom' in law, but not in attitude
The Canberra TimesNovember 2, 2011

Sweden, for example, enshrined press freedom in law almost 350 years ago. Each year, its government publishes every citizen's income-tax return - and no one has a problem with it. Many other northern and continental European nations embrace the same ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Spare Times: For Children, for Nov. 4-10
New York TimesNovember 3, 2011

Race entry is $1 per runner. Indoor activities free with museum admission: $6; free for under 1 and members. 'The Amazing Elevator' (Saturday) A tall, elegant building is useless if you can't get up and down it, and in this family program for ages 8 to ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Madison church to host anti-Shariah conference
The Daily News JournalNovember 1, 2011

"There was no room in the inn for freedom, but pastor Maury Davis of Cornerstone Church opened his doors for free speech," said Zelenik, who lost the 2010 Republican primary to US Rep. Diane Black of Gallatin. However, headliner Pamela Geller, ...more »

Native Americans
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Booze Folk Gather For Rather Awesome Party on Alcatraz
SFistNovember 10, 2011

... was closed in 1963, and later played host to a nineteen-month occupation by Native American activists (and assorted hippies) that began in November 1969, and which is credited with raising awareness of Native American civil rights, and which ended ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Mississippi Farm Bureau Supporting Eminent Domain Reform
WTOKNovember 1, 2011

Mississippians have the chance to modify state law about eminent domain. Supporters of Initiative 31 want to prohibit use of it for private purposes. "We realize there needs to be roads, and schools, and highways, and all those things that are true ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Gay couple sues Summit County for discrimination
Summit Daily NewsNovember 8, 2011

The plaintiffs also claimed specific county employees discriminated against them due to religious beliefs during later disputes over their septic tank size and damage to wetlands near their house. In the first heated day of testimony, Polk questioned ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Debate on laws starts as cloud computing beckons
Business Daily AfricaNovember 2, 2011

By MARK OKUTTAH (email the author) Two proposed laws — the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Bills — are currently open for debate by the public while players in the ICT sector will be discussing them on Friday. At least three companies, ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Gloria Cain's Silence Presents Challenges For Husband's Campaign
Huffington PostNovember 5, 2011

Nor did it come from the spin room of Herman Cain's campaign, struggling to beat back reports that he had been accused of sexual harassment. It was the sound of silence -- Gloria Cain's silence. Mrs. Cain, the hitherto unknown wife of the Republican ...more »


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