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First Data Selects IronKey to Help Clients Prevent Online Banking Fraud
MarketWatch (press release)August 1, 2011

"Online account takeovers and fraud are significant concerns for financial institutions today," said Cindi Lieblich, vice president of Product Development for First Data. "Because Internet banking fraud often starts with an attack on the account ...more »

Sentence of Metro East lawyer may be reduced
STLtoday.comAugust 1, 2011

Appeals court rules it was double jeopardy to charge Gary Peel with both bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice. EAST ST. LOUIS • A federal appeals court has reversed part of a former Madison County lawyer's prison sentence for blackmailing his ...more »

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Credit Repair
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Auto Repair, Credit and Debt Issues Top Consumer Complaint List
Fox BusinessAugust 3, 2011

The comprehensive survey of 31 state, county and city agencies, located in 18 states across the nation, found that the practices of credit card companies, debt collection agencies, credit "repair" firms and other debt-related entities represented the ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Avanir (AVNR) Files Suit Against Par Pharma, Actavis Over NUEDEXTA Patents (subscription)August 11, 2011

In accordance with the Hatch-Waxman Act, as a result of having filed lawsuits within 45 days of the Paragraph IV certification notices, FDA approval of the ANDAs will be stayed until the earlier of (i) 30 months from the Company's receipt of the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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After the storm updates from Fairfield Emergency Command Team
Minuteman News CenterAugust 31, 2011

Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning by keeping generators away from open windows, and away from the home. Continued... 2. Discarding food that has been unrefrigerated to avoid food poisoning. The Emergency Team recognizes that many town residents are ...more »

Fire board sues over faulty truck
The Voorhees SunAugust 9, 2011

The number of problems led the board to file a complaint under the lemon law. The truck has been out of service for a total of a year-and-a-half out of the five years the fire district has owned it. “This has caused us to unfortunately allocate funds ...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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