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Md. health secy. announces corrective steps after agency had to return unspent ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told members of the Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees he was shocked to hear of such a large expected surplus at the agency that supports services such as residential care, employment, day programs and ...more »

General strike 2011: Strike day sees widespread disruption
Mirror.co.ukDecember 1, 2011

A total of 8000 probation and family court staff joined the strike against the government's plans to make public sector workers “pay more, work longer and get less in retirement”. But expected delays at air and sea ports were avoided as volunteers ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Health department proposes abortion regulations
Baltimore SunDecember 3, 2011

"We welcome proper regulatory oversight of our services, provided that such oversight is carried out in manner that is nondiscriminatory and fair to abortion providers, while also protecting the confidentiality and safety of women. ...more »

Credit Repair
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MISCOR Group Announces Refinancing of Debt
Sacramento BeeDecember 2, 2011

PK) provides electrical and mechanical solutions to industrial, commercial and institutional customers through two segments: Industrial Services, consisting of the Company's maintenance and repair services to several industries, including electric ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Justice to power consumer, only after panel prod
Times of IndiaDecember 8, 2011

State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission bench comprising president Justice SK Kulshreshta and member Pramila S Kumar allowed an appeal filed by Sameena Naj and directed contractor to erect new poles in conformity with the quality prescribed by the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Widespread Food Poisoning (possibly??) at Zappos Plant in Shepherdsville Kentucky
Food Poison JournalDecember 5, 2011

More than two dozen people were treated in area hospitals after what appears to be a mass foodpoisoning event at the Zappos plant in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. After the ambulances left the scene, Bullitt County health officials arrived to investigate, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Will Swiss verdict on MUS rob Pavel Tykač of Czech Coal?
Czech PositionDecember 9, 2011

What's more, the MUS managers apparently dipped into funds that had been earmarked for mining reclamation works, breaking mining laws. The analysis also sets out the specific criminal acts that might have been committed during the takeover of the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Peter Hustinx: European Data Protection Supervisor [INTERVIEW]
New EuropeDecember 1, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission has also shown that they can be very strong in the enforcement of consumer protection laws. The EU and the US have the 'safe harbour' agreement. Will the proposed changes to the Directive effect this agreement and how? ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Teacher's aide fired in ID theft case
KSAT San AntonioDecember 2, 2011

The Northside Independent School District has fired a teacher's aide in connection with an identity theft case. According to NISD spokesman Pascual Gonzalez, Jason Miller, 25, was terminated Thursday after police said he confessed to stealing other ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Restaurant fraud case set to go before grand jury
Seacoastonline.comDecember 6, 2011

According to an affidavit for Pearson's arrest, after he made the unauthorized charges, the money was transferred to his restaurant's bank account and from that account, Pearson made personal purchases. Among those purchases were monthly membership ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Bieber wants to celebrate X-mas with family
IANSDecember 1, 2011

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