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U.S. to Assist Immigrant Job Creators
Wall Street JournalAugust 2, 2011

"They are trying to facilitate the ability of entrepreneurs to get temporary work visas and green cards when the economy is in the doldrums." Generally, immigrant entrepreneurs must have a specific job offer to qualify for an employment-based immigrant ...more »

HUD Official Honored For Fighting Housing Discrimination
MortgageorbAugust 2, 2011

MomsRising presented Trasvina with a book containing more than 200 stories from women who alleged they experienced housing discrimination and a document with more than 14000 signatures from MomsRising members thanking HUD for its efforts to end housing ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Doctors under pressure to break patient confidentiality
Herald SunAugust 27, 2011

Under current law, Victorian doctors must maintain patient confidentiality with young patients unless they strongly suspect abuse or the patient is at risk to themselves or others. The Victorian parents surveyed were more concerned about eating ...more »

Product Reclamation
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How Marcellus Shale can clean up acid mine drainage
Patriot-NewsAugust 30, 2011

While the state spends about $19 million annually on abandoned mine reclamation, this modest effort is dwarfed by the magnitude of the environmental problem, which some estimate will cost $50 billion to fix. To date, relatively few AMD areas have been ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Watchdog takes on cell firms
Business DayAugust 25, 2011

Communications companies are also hoping they will be exempted from certain parts of the Consumer Protection Act. Ms Mohlala served the companies with compliance notices after they refused to sign consent orders acknowledging their contracts do not ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Dog thefts on the rise: Steps you can take to keep your pet safe
Examiner.comAugust 17, 2011

First and foremost is having an identity microchip implanted in your dog's withers. Says Peterson: [W]e have seen recoveries of stolen pets because of their microchips which permanently identify them with their owners. A simple scan at the shelter or ...more »

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