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Report: US Agency Erred On United Pension Values
SalonDecember 1, 2011

The agency took over the pension plans in 2004 and 2005 after United filed for bankruptcy court protection in December 2002. When the PBGC takes over plans, it pays promised benefits to retirees up to certain limits. ...more »

A passionate voice for animals
Northern Rivers EchoDecember 1, 2011

"I think the extent of coverage is why I was shortlisted - it generated a lot of interest on the internet and went viral globally, and the animal law people involved were contacted by people from all over the world." She said she had never known about ...more »

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Confidentiality
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State: Sassen's conduct warrants concern
The Newark AdvocateDecember 4, 2011

In an email response to Loomis on June 30, 2009, Sassen discussed the atmosphere at city hall revolving around the city's ongoing legal fight with housing rehabilitation specialist Greg Ketter, the temporary resignation of former Community Development...more »

Credit Repair
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The shady credit agencies that run your life
SalonDecember 2, 2011

Being Jewish could also earn you a bad credit rating, or being Chinese, or Catholic, or unmarried, all of which were associated with questionable “character.” As communication technology developed in the 20th century, the loose-knit organizations ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Senate to vote on Cordray to head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Plain DealerDecember 5, 2011

White House aides said the administration is "aggressively" campaigning for Cordray's nomination, and consumer groups, including Consumers Union, called on Senate Republicans to drop their opposition to filling the post because of disputes over the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Avoiding festive food poisoning
Stuff.co.nzDecember 5, 2011

People are particularly vulnerable to food poisoning during the festive season, Australian Food Safety Information Council executive officer Juliana Madden says. "That period between Christmas and New Year, we are not only entertaining with friends, ...more »

Classic Chariots Sued by California Lemon Law Attorney
PR Web (press release)December 7, 2011

Used car dealership Classic Chariots of Vista, California sued by California lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. in class action lawsuit that alleges violation of California lemon law and intentional falsification of down payment amounts in ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Sen. Franken demands answers from company accused of data abuse
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersDecember 1, 2011

The legislation has already garnered significant support in the Senate and from prominent privacy and consumer protection advocates. Sen. Franken has been a leader on privacy issues since joining the Senate and earlier this year was named chairman of ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Police Arrest Three Alleged Identity Thieves
Patch.comDecember 2, 2011

Turenne and Cantey were each charged with identity theft and possession of false government documents. Turenne was charged with possession of stolen credit cards and Cantey was charged with fraudulent use of stolen credit cards. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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94 Indicted in Scheme Exploiting a Bank
New York TimesDecember 8, 2011

Mr. Vance noted that street-level criminals were gravitating to electronic crimes and financial crimes. “Because the money is easier,” he said, “the risk is less.” A version of this article appeared in print on December 8, 2011, on page A34 of the New ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Hotel under US law—embassy
Trinidad GuardianDecember 7, 2011

Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments. Please help us keep out site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option. Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, ...more »

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