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Google touts daily deal on home page, a first
Reuters CanadaSeptember 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc promoted a Groupon-like daily deals offer on its home page on Wednesday for the first time, a rare instance of the Internet giant using its prized online real estate for advertising. The world's No.1 Web-search ...more »

Attorney convicted in bribery case
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 1, 2011

The suit accused him of plying a CalPERS executive with gifts to win business for investment firms he represented. Trial in that case is pending. The younger Villalobos was arrested in 2009 on suspicion of accepting $50000 cash from a lawyer whose ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Selects Frayman Group's Compliguard Protect for ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

... of new business intake and risk management software for law firms, today announced that Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP ("SHB") has selected Compliguard Protect, the legal market's leading .NET based information confidentiality management solution. ...more »

Credit Repair
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Bad Credit Repair Options With Credit Cards–Current Costs On Average Rates ...
Red, White, and Blue PressSeptember 5, 2011

While credit cards are not the only piece of the puzzle when it comes to factoring a consumer's credit score, they are one of the more common ways that an individual can build a better credit history, but as rates and costs on these credit cards ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Questioning Sony's new class-action waiver
CNET (blog)September 18, 2011

"This updated language in the [terms of service] is designed to benefit both the consumer and the company by ensuring that there is adequate time and procedures to resolve disputes," said a Sony representative. "There is also a section of the TOS that ...more »

Food Poisoning
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A safe feed
Malaysia StarSeptember 3, 2011

The Health Ministry's 2009 data reveal that the incidence per 100000 people for cholera, dysentery, food poisoning, typhoid and hepatitis A were 0.98, 0.54, 30.17, 1.07 and 0.14 respectively, with mortalities reported for cholera and food poisoning. ...more »

Michigan Pet Lemon Law Introduced
dBusinessNews Detroit (press release)September 1, 2011

Detroit - A "Pet Lemon Law" has been introduced in Michigan to offer consumer protections for purchasers of dogs, cats and ferrets. Under SB 574, people who purchase sick or diseased animals from pet shops, breeders or dealers would have specific ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Officials warn of flood-related scams
6abc.comSeptember 12, 2011

Additionally, Kelly explained that the state's Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act limits the amount of any up-front payments that contractors can collect. For projects costing more than $5000, contractors may not accept advance payment of more ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Laptop thieves foiled by remote tracing
The AustralianSeptember 5, 2011

... victims targets for identity theft and fraud, made computers extremely popular among thieves. But business is making some progress in retrieving stolen laptops as a result of remote desktop software installed to help IT staff maintain work laptops. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Stolen credit cards lead to $360000 fraud
Herald SunSeptember 16, 2011

FIVE people have been charged over the use of false identities and stolen credit card details to obtain property worth a total of $360000 in Perth. The first of the two separate operations began in early August and involved detectives gathering ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Sprint, BofA, News Corp., Mamma.com, Citigroup, AOL, GM in Court News
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

“Citi informed law enforcement immediately upon discovery of the suspicious transactions and we are cooperating fully to ensure Mr. Foster is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Bell didn't have an immediate comment yesterday. The case is US v. ...more »

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