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Las Vegas man indicted in sports betting investigation
Las Vegas Review-JournalDecember 1, 2011

A Las Vegas area man tied to the sports betting operation ACME Group Trading has been indicted on charges of violating federal currency transaction laws. Robert Walker, 43, was charged with four counts of causing a financial institution ...more »

Schwarzman Cites Profitable Ventures in Backing Romney
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

He later apologized for the comparison while maintaining his criticism of the tax proposal. Obama, who has the backing of organized labor, has criticized the financial industry for its opposition to tougher regulations and has called for the wealthy to ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Full Story..
Nigerian ObserverDecember 1, 2011

The long incubation period of HIV may complicate the naming and location of past partners, and contacting partner raises concerns about confidentiality and stigma, particularly under partner notification laws and policies that require (not simply ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkDecember 2, 2011

Dec 01, 2011 (Japan Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. According to a report released ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Lawyer gets bail in bribery case
Times of IndiaDecember 1, 2011

MUMBAI: A special court on Wednesday granted bail to lawyer Sunil Shirole, accused in a bribery case involving Madhaveshwari Mhase-Thube , daughter of the president of the Maharashtra Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission . ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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FDA to Approve New Generics, But Health Care Savings Will Be Minimal
Scientific AmericanDecember 5, 2011

In 1984 the Hatch-Waxman Act made it cheaper and easier to put generic versions of a drug on the market. As a result of the expedited approval process, generics now make up more than 60 percent of prescription drugs sold in the US and have saved the ...more »

DUI Checkpoints Result in 19 Arrests, 41 Impounds
San Diego Reader (blog)December 19, 2011

By Dave Rice | Posted December 19, 2011, 8:35 am The San Diego Sheriff Department has released figures concerning four DUI checkpoints it conducted over the weekend in Santee, Lemon Grove, Vista, and San Marcos. While three of the operations were ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Caveat Emptor — The rat race
The HinduDecember 4, 2011

Now, this is a typical case of consumer exploitation and unfair trade practice, which comes within the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act. The consumer might have to approach the Consumer Forum in Delhi, which could pose practical problems as he is ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Mining permit hearing delayed
Barron News ShieldDecember 16, 2011

Werts said, for example, that contrary to the CSP reclamation plans, the region's groundwater does not always flow from north to south. "This water is used for crops or livestock to make food for this county," Werts said. "It should not be at risk for ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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7 charged in Fla. in $120M tax fraud scheme
Sacramento BeeDecember 6, 2011

Seven people are facing federal tax fraud charges in Florida in a $120 million scheme authorities say involved clients in 30 states. Prosecutors say the scam was based on the false argument that taxpayers are not responsible for debts such as home ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Newton Police seek identity of possible car theft suspect
Marshalltown Times RepublicanDecember 2, 2011

The Newton Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify this person pictured in possible connection with a stolen car in late October. The picture was taken at an ATM. "We're seeking any way the public can help identify who he is so we ...more »

Credit Repair
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Home loans for repairs
Wakefield ExpressDecember 15, 2011

8th december 2011 The White Rose Credit union is providing interest-free home loans for vulnerable people around the district. The loans pay for essential repairs and disabled adaptations. Pic of manager Richard Stevens. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Rottenstein Law Group Notes Common Benefit Order in DePuy ASR Multidistrict ...
WebWire (press release)December 6, 2011

(New York, NY, December 6, 2011) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims of harm stemming from the recall of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics, has considered with interest the latest ...more »

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