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US could pay pension bill for AMR as it restructures: report
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Tom Horton, the new chief executive of American Airlines and its parent company AMR said the fact the company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection did not mean its pension plans would definitely move to the PBGC, but he signaled it was a real ...more »

Jesse Eisenberg Sues Lionsgate Over Its 'Camp Hell' Advertising
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Last week, the Oscar nominee hit Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment with a $3 million lawsuit, charging the companies with falsely advertising his cameo in "Camp Hell" as a lead role in the low-budget horror film. The "Zombieland" star claims that ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Jailed former Waterbury mayor seeks confidential state records on girl he ...
The RepublicDecember 10, 2011

Then, they say, the judge would have to decide whether to inspect the files and release any documents while considering the girl's confidentiality rights under state law and Giordano's constitutional right to confront witnesses. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Zappos Employees Hospitalized With Possible Food Poisoning
WLKY LouisvilleDecember 5, 2011

More than two dozen people are still in area hospitals after suspected food poisoning at the Zappos plant in Shepherdsville. There is no word on their conditions, but officials said they were all suffering from flu-like symptoms. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Tour operator told to pay 50k for holiday goof-up
Times of IndiaDecember 10, 2011

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum recently awarded compensation of Rs 50000 to an Andheri-based family who alleged that the operator of their European tour in 2008 had mismanaged the tour and excluded some of the ...more »

Arbitration plan upgraded to include diagnostic costs for faulty vehicles
Globe and MailDecember 7, 2011

And unofficially, avoiding the strict lemon law legislation seen in many jurisdictions in the United States. It is a fully auto manufacturer-funded program, with program fees paid based on a formula that reflects the auto maker's sales in Canada, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Let's be clear on oilsands
Edmonton JournalDecember 17, 2011

By law, oil producers must use their own funds for land reclamation - taxpayer money is not used. Maccagno might be referring to the $2 billion in government funding for carbon capture from coal-fired electricity plants, which has nothing to do with ...more »

Consumer Protection
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FPA: Let's Get Political
Financial-Planning.comDecember 1, 2011

From Dodd-Frank to new taxes on professional services, lawmakers are increasingly making and suggesting changes that could dramatically impact planners and their clients. The planning community hasn't sat idle amid all this ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Insurance FYI: Protect Your Identity and Your Credit This Holiday Season
VillageSoup BelfastDecember 4, 2011

Thieves can take information from identifying documents and use them to impersonate a victim, steal from bank accounts, establish phony insurance policies, or open unauthorized credit card accounts. In 2008, 1.2 million identity theft and fraud...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police warn of fraud, identity theft
NBC2 NewsDecember 6, 2011

Six years after a Naples woman had her identity stolen, she's still fighting the fallout. Paula Keaton says an Orlando woman with the same name started using her social security card to open credit cards and accounts. Paula believes the other Paula ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Elections 2012: A ballot stew starts to boil again
Capitol WeeklyDecember 1, 2011

Stricter limits on retirement benefits, personal liability, legislation exemptions and gift-giving for candidates for office, government officials, and government advisors have also been fighting for space on the 2012 ballot. If critics of the state's ...more »

Credit Repair
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The Credit Report with Bill Lewis Moves to AM 740 WSBR
The Open Press (press release)December 8, 2011

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill's show strayed from the original ...more »

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