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AFL-CIO Providing $134M for Penn South's Rehabilitation
Citybizlist Real EstateSeptember 1, 2011

The union's pension capital will be used to renovated the 10-building complex and create 610 union construction jobs in the process. Wells Fargo has partnered with the union on the loan. "Our investment is helping sustain a vital urban community that ...more »

SAIC's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking AlphaSeptember 1, 2011

At the outset, while continued uncertainty in the markets we serve adversely impacted our performance this quarter, I am encouraged by our contract win rate, our increasing pipeline of new opportunities, our record level of outstanding proposals ...more »

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Ethics Complaint Accuses NY Judge of Approving Fees for Lawyer Pal Based on ...
ABA JournalSeptember 13, 2011

The document was revealed when Holzman waived confidentiality on Monday. The New York Daily News and the New York Law Journal have stories. Lippman was counsel to the Bronx public administrator, whose office distributes the assets of people who die ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Cops investigate taxi rank poisoning
Independent OnlineSeptember 12, 2011

An investigation is underway into a suspected food poisoning incident at a taxi rank in Rustenburg, North West police confirmed on Monday. “An investigation has been launched and samples of the food (that was suspected to be responsible for the ill ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Finance: Consumers Aren't Alone When They Have Been Wronged
The LedgerSeptember 15, 2011

A recent column on a little-known Maryland group that helps consumers with medical disputes generated emails from readers asking if organizations exist that can help them tackle other problems. Many agencies can help wronged consumers...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Biogen IDEC (Fed. Cir. 2011)
Patent DocsSeptember 1, 2011

Assaying the legislative history and the purported purposes of the Hatch-Waxman Act, the opinion states that the safe harbor only applies to pre-approval activities (which the Biogen and GSK actions clearly were not): §271(e)(1) provides an exception ...more »

Calif. Legislature OKs bill to raise auto-sale documentation fees
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 2, 2011

Any vehicles showing up as having been totaled or bought back through a lemon law or a victim of some other catastrophe would get a red window sticker warning potential buyers of the auto's history. Insurance carriers, repair shops, towing companies ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Can a Lehman Brothers-style meltdown happen again?
STLtoday.comSeptember 11, 2011

Even with the tough new provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in place, however, it's far from clear that we've done enough to prevent future Lehman-like events from happening. Banks today are required to hold more ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Hope Mine cleanup demonstrates power of biochar
The Colorado IndependentSeptember 9, 2011

The striking change of scenery around Hope Mine is the result of the first whole-scale reclamation project ever attempted in the United States, and possibly the world, using biochar — a type of charcoal produced through the thermal treatment of ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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AG's office fields 300-plus complaints about robo-calling scam
The Patriot LedgerSeptember 23, 2011

Be sure to report any irregular activity to your bank or credit card company. You may also want to place an extended fraud alert on your credit report if you see unexplained activity in your account, but you'll need to file a police report to do that. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Woman admits stealing from Upper Macungie employer
Allentown Morning CallSeptember 7, 2011

In return for her plea, other charges were dropped, including receiving stolen property, access device fraud, identity theft and theft by deception. Authorities say between 2007 and 2009, Serrano funneled thousands of dollars from the bank accounts of ...more »

Credit Repair
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Danbury business helps people repair poor credit scores
Danbury News TimesSeptember 9, 2011

Dantas found many customers needed to repair their credit rating before they could qualify to buy a car. He helps them do that and also helps them register the cars. "Right now, there are 90 million Americans who need credit repair," he said. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Cigarette company denied new trial in Norwich woman's case
Norwich BulletinSeptember 1, 2011

Edward L. Sweda Jr., senior attorney for the Tobacco Products Liability Project based at Boston's Northeastern University School of Law, called Underhill's ruling a “resounding repudiation of RJ Reynolds' legal arguments and distortions of the trial ...more »


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