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Calif. woman sentenced in Alaska credit card scam
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 1, 2011

Amber Marquardt, 25, of Oakland, Calif., pleaded guilty to bank and credit card fraud. As part of a plea agreement, US District Judge Ralph Beistline sentenced her to 16 months in prison and the repayment of $124000—the amount prosecutors say she ...more »

Mayor requests special jobs rules for LA
89.3 KPCCSeptember 1, 2011

At the risk of mentioning reality, I'd point out that if you go out and get Federal regulations lifted, you are in fact "cutting red tape." Anyone working on a project locally would then spend locally. ....like a Chicago machine politician? ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Government proposes law on real estate activity
International Law OfficeSeptember 1, 2011

Parallel to the draft law, a supplementary diploma is also expected to be approved which will specify the rules and procedures for the administration of licensing, for the enforcement of the bill and for real estate activity (among other provisions). ...more »

Credit Repair
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MP and Council Leader Join M for Money Credit Union
24dash (press release)September 19, 2011

“While we credit check all new members, we use a great deal more discretion than High Street banks and apply wider interpretation of credit history when we take decisions. “If a member has a poor credit history and is trying to repair it then we will ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Use Sony's PlayStation Network, Waive Rights to Class-Action Suit?
PC MagazineSeptember 16, 2011

"Where Sony gets ridiculous is in claiming that this change 'is designed to benefit both the consumer and the company by ensuring that there is adequate time and procedures to resolve disputes.' That makes me think of a two syllable word whose first ...more »

Food Poisoning
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pupils fall sick after eating school meal
gulfnews.comSeptember 15, 2011

Mumbai: Hundred and sixty four pupils were admitted to the Malegaon Civil Hospital for suspected food poisoning after eating a government-sponsored mid-day meal at their school, said a health official yesterday. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Autumn olive strangles agriculture
TriCities.comSeptember 26, 2011

Before the Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act, the 1977 law that required certain reclamation work to be done on mined land, Zipper said, there were problems with instability of the land, mine drainage and excessive erosion. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Jobs key to ending recession, small business key to jobs
Shreveport TimesSeptember 7, 2011

Two massive new laws are now adversely affecting American small businesses: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Dodd—Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. So what can government do to improve the job situation? ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Two Racine Teens in Custody for Mount Pleasant Burglary
Patch.comSeptember 25, 2011

When a Racine teenager tried to sell a stolen PlayStation 3, he had to show ID and appeared on video, which helped lead Mount Pleasant Police to him. The game system was stolen from a home in the 3800 block of Pine Hill Blvd. on Sept. 20. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Prescott Mom busted for alleged credit card fraud
Houston ChronicleSeptember 12, 2011

(AP) — A Prescott mother has been arrested after she allegedly used her employer's credit card to buy school supplies. Prescott police booked 31-year-old Ashley Rae Bacak into the Yavapai County Jail Sunday on suspicion of using a credit card without ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Volusia County public records for Sept. 13, 2011
Daytona Beach News-JournalSeptember 13, 2011

Florida United Methodist Children's Home Inc., products liability; Green Tree Servicing LLC v. Teresa Soto, real property; Bank of America NA v. Scott D. Liseno, real property; Bank of America NA v. Randy L. Barnhart, real property; SunTrust Mortgage ...more »

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