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Editorial: Heavier, but not therapeutic
Jakarta PostAugust 1, 2011

The Supreme Court panel of justices β€” Krisna Harahap, Artidjo Alkostar and Syamsul Rakan Chaniago β€” were right to insist on sentencing Gayus more heavily because tax crime is a burden on the state. β€œThe defendant is a tax officer. ...more »

Mobile Health Elder Care Apps Get Funding
InformationWeekAugust 1, 2011

... record with a tablet-based touchscreen assessment and care planning tool to improve assessment, service coordination, and outcome evaluation for frail, isolated, low-income seniors, including some with behavioral health or substance abuse issues. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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IntApp Announces Record Growth at Annual ILTA Conference -- New Clients, New ...
Business Wire (press release)August 21, 2011

(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntApp, Inc., the leading provider of application integration, time capture, and confidentiality management software for law firms, today announced its record growth and continuing success. Presently IntApp serves well over 200 ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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North Vancouver man found guilty of credit card fraud
The ProvinceAugust 25, 2011

The liability for the credit-card fraud was shouldered by the issuing banks, leaving them "out of pocket" for the loss, said Bowden. Outside the courtroom, Jahanrakhshan, who remains out on bail pending sentencing, said he is innocent and plans to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Congress and business
Salt Lake TribuneAugust 25, 2011

The Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act significantly limits the fees banks can charge other banks for processing debit card transactions on behalf of their customers. In theory, merchants will pay less and ...more »

Credit Repair
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How to Avoid Bad Credit Auto Sales Dealer Scams
Auto Credit Express (blog)August 31, 2011

This is because taking out a loan with lenders that offer horrible credit auto loans can create problems if you don't know what you're doing – setting your credit repair efforts back even further. Working with applicants on a day to day basis, ...more »

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