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How to reap tax savings for selling your products abroad
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

You can also use an IC-DISC to provide an equity type of incentive to employees, which can serve as a motivation tool to improve productivity and increase export sales. Does a company have to be making a certain level of sales for the IC-DISC to make ...more »

Experts Weigh In on Outside Groups' Pro-Gingrich Spots
New York Times (blog)January 1, 2012

Nevertheless, any ad featuring a candidate for federal office so close to an election would fall under what the election commission calls “electioneering communications.” But a quirk in the law means that the agency does not consider caucuses like ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Hungary's New Constitution Sparks Protest by Opposition
BusinessWeekJanuary 3, 2012

5 and Dec. 12 and has a 2.5 percentage point margin of error. The next parliamentary election is scheduled for 2014. Thousands demonstrated last year at various rallies against the new constitution, media law and the scrapping of early retirement benefits.more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Incendiary statements should not be confused with freedom of expression
Daily NationJanuary 8, 2012

Freedom of speech, the Constitution says, has certain limits and can only be exercised with due regard to the rights and freedoms of others. There's a clear distinction in law between free speech and hate speech. Whereas one denotes a positive ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Responding to Donald Cykowski's 'Puerto Rican' remark, Easthampton City ...
MassLive.comJanuary 3, 2012

... not condone or tolerate any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability or veteran status. ...more »

Native Americans
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MY VIEW: Mexican American Studies program promotes racism
YourWestValley.comJanuary 4, 2012

2. National Council of La Raza is the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy group founded in America in the 1960s. La Raza works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans who are, in its estimation, an oppressed minority. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Pope Benedict: the financial crisis and religious freedom at the heart of the ...
Vatican RadioJanuary 9, 2012

It is the antithesis of religion and contributes to its destruction”. Religion cannot be employed as a pretext for setting aside the rules of justice and of law for the sake of the intended “good”. In this context I am proud to recall, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Eminent domain, state parks slated for Environmental Quality Council
Montana WatchdogJanuary 6, 2012

John Echeverria, acting director of the Environmental Law Center at the Vermont Law School, and Scott Hempling, former executive director of the National Regulatory Research Institute, will discuss the fair and effective use of eminent domain. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Sexual harassment allegations against Fromberg superintendent
KTVQ Billings NewsJanuary 4, 2012

The meeting is beginning with public comment on the alleged sexual harassment. Once the public commenting period comes to an end, the meeting will be closed to the public. Jeff Weldon, who provides legal counsel for the school district in Fromberg, ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Questions remain about UI exec's future on campus
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteJanuary 10, 2012

Ted Chung, of the Jones Day law firm in Chicago, and the forensic accounting firm Duff and Phelps are working with the UI's legal counsel, ethics office and information technology chief on the inquiry. Both firms previously worked with the UI on ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Month-Long Investigation Leads To Arrest, Oxycodone Seizure
NBC4i.comJanuary 20, 2012

As a result of a month-long investigation, detectives discovered 26-year-old Raymond McDonald, was allegedly involved in the illegal trafficking of oxycodone tablets and other prescription medications. During the search, officials said, they found an ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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GÖP Urged for Fair Trial and Release of Journalists
BianetJanuary 5, 2012

On the day of the 8th hearing of the Oda TV trial, representatives of the Freedom for Journalists Platform called for fair trial procedures in accordance with the law and urged for an end of the detention of the indicted journalists. ...more »


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