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Independent directors? liability not defined
Economic TimesAugust 1, 2011

"People won't join boards if the liability on the independent director is not well defined." Unfortunately, there is lack of clarity on the exact liability of independent directors . A few months ago, the Company Law Board asked the Registrar of ...more »

East Palo Alto Measure C Funds
1590 KLIV Silicon Valley NewsAugust 3, 2011

In the five years since East Palo Alto levied a special parcel tax to fight crime, money for community groups has not made it to where it was designated. Property owners have paid between $75 and $100-dollars a parcel annually. ...more »

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Acting FDIC chief predicts community bank consolidation
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderAugust 18, 2011

Gruenberg talked about the implementation of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and how it affects small community banks. kelly thurman / argus leader Community banks, which have faced challenging years, probably will continue to ...more »

Burning Questions Q&A, video: Better Business Bureau
Appleton Post CrescentAugust 16, 2011

We manage the lemon law, so if someone has a lemon law complaint, and this only applies to new cars, we have lawyers who manage the arbitration. Does the bureau have a high success rate in arbitration? It's gone fairly well. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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A local woman was arrested Friday on two felony charges of credit card fraud...
Asheville Citizen-TimesAugust 27, 2011

It's only in a handful of US- 10:22 pm CANDLER — A local woman was arrested Friday on two felony charges of credit card fraud. Charges against Jordan Rachelle Johnson, 23, of Curtis Creek Road say that she used someone else's credit card to charge ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Payson officials hope law can end six-year feud over Cragin Dam
Cronkite NewsAugust 10, 2011

The service had previously issued a special-use permit for maintenance to the old owner, Phelps Dodge Corp., and wanted to continue that arrangement with SRP under the new law. Reclamation bureau officials bristled at the suggestion, ...more »

Stolen Identity
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$2600 Armani suit stolen in Aurora
Chicago Sun-TimesAugust 24, 2011

Someone scratched “Tell your (misspelled expletive) to help you pay” into the car's finish, but the owner believed it was a case of mistaken identity, police said. One person was injured in a two-car, head-on crash at 1:39 pm Tuesday near Venuti and ...more »

Credit Repair
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Do-It-Yourself Credit Repair
Pickens SentinelAugust 13, 2011

Don't take on any new credit until the current problems are resolved. Full credit repair will take time, but it's worth the aggravation. The biggest benefit to taking steps to repair your credit is that future credit will be cheaper. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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USPS once profitable, now on end
Monroe News StarAugust 28, 2011

The USPS is mandated by law to fund an 80-year liability in only 10 years, costing the USPS $5.5 billion a year. No other federal agency or corporation in America is required by law to pre-fund this liability. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is ...more »

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