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Law to address exempt homes
San Angelo Standard-TimesSeptember 1, 2011

"Under a law passed by the Texas Legislature, homeowners who apply for a new property tax homestead exemption beginning Sept. 1 must provide proof to the county appraisal district that they live in the house they claim as their principal residence," a ...more »

Donald Conkey: Celebrating Labor Day, even when jobs are scarce
Cherokee TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

Few people fully comprehend these powerful words and how they should be used when any segment of America's government becomes too oppressive or unresponsive to a given segment of society. The Labor Movement since 1937 and the Civil Rights Movement ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Fighting for Confidentiality
Inside Higher EdSeptember 6, 2011

The case has been in federal court for months, with Britain citing US treaty obligations to aid legitimate law enforcement efforts by an American ally. Boston College, and many historians, say that Britain is overreaching, and that the United States ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Keep contaminants at bay to keep food safe, prevent illness
Jackson Clarion LedgerSeptember 6, 2011

Many cases of food poisoning - or food-borne illness - are out of the public's control. Some stem from manufacturers' or restaurants' unsafe practices. A food safety law signed by President Barack Obama earlier this year is expected to help strengthen ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Global companies answerable to Indian consumer courts: SC
Economic TimesSeptember 19, 2011

The apex court passed the judgement while dismissing the appeal filed by Trans Mediterranean Airways challenging the NCDRC(National Consumers Disputes Redressal Commission) direction to pay M/s Universal Exports the said amount as compensation and Rs ...more »

Business groups expect Congress to okay reforms
BusinessWorld OnlineSeptember 6, 2011

One of them was passed in the last Congress but became law in this new administration in July last year,” said John D. Forbes, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) legislative committee chairman, referring to the Financial ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Amid the high waters above Ruedi Reservoir
Aspen Daily NewsSeptember 3, 2011

There, the hydro-repairmen from the US Bureau of Reclamation dug out a diversion dam and gate. “It's just a manual gate so they just turn a little lever on it and open it up,” said the bureau's Kara Lamb. A public information officer for the agency, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Municipal bond offerings: MSRB propose rules of conduct for municipal advisors
Lexology (registration)September 5, 2011

... the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) proposed important new standards of conduct for municipal advisors under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). The Dodd-Frank Act amended Section 15B ...more »

Stolen Identity
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[Gossip] Sandra Oh's Social Security Number Stolen
411mania.comSeptember 3, 2011

... and the only reason why she is connected to that job was because the employee who did work there was using her identity. The actress went to an LAPD station on Friday afternoon and reported that someone had stolen her social security number. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Will the US Catch Up on Credit Card Security?
NewsFactor NetworkSeptember 13, 2011

The problem with that black magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card is that it's about as secure as writing your account information on a postcard: everything is in the clear and can be copied. Card fraud, and the measures taken to prevent it, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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A Call to Reform Wisconsin's Class-Action Statute
WisBarSeptember 6, 2011

The court found commonality requires only “a community of interest among [the class members] in the questions of law and fact involved in the general controversy, or in the kind and form of relief demanded and obtained by or against each individual ...more »

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