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The mess isn't over: Florida residents search shadows for end to foreclosure ...
Naples Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

The homeowner tells the judge he thought a loan modification had been finalized, allowing him to keep the home, until a lawyer called to say it was back in foreclosure. "That's ridiculous," Lewis tells the lawyer for the bank. "I'm not doing this thing ...more »

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VietNamNet BridgeApril 1, 2012

The possible bankruptcy of construction company Hanic (SHN) has revealed possible misuses of company funds by staff and drawn attention to the inadequacy of many companies' internal control systems. According to the deputy director of the Ministry of ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Strict law covering HIV-infected people against discrimination soon
Times of IndiaApril 7, 2012

The proposed law states that testing for AIDS cannot be a pre-requisite for employment or for access to healthcare, education or public places. It would mean that HIV afflicted people refused entry to public places like hotels or restaurants or denied ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Two Food Poisoning Incidents in India Sicken Hundreds
Food Safety NewsApril 11, 2012

by News Desk | Apr 11, 2012 Two food poisoning incidents in separate areas of India are getting attention for the large numbers of people sickened. The exact source of the illnesses remain unknown. Local residents in Jewar say as many as 300 suffered ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Unitech asked to pay allottee 6.6Lakh
Times of IndiaApril 9, 2012

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (northwest district) says the actions of Unitech Ltd-the opposite party, along with Unitech Reliable Projects Ltd and an agency-were "clearly unjustified" and amounted to "unfair trade practices".more »

NBC's '30 Rock' rocks out with live episode
WBOC TV 16April 27, 2012

More A law enforcement official says a risk assessment of a now-canceled West Texas boxing match predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but that it noted the cartels had declared the event a "neutral zone.more »

Product Reclamation
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Late Night: 'Daily Show' on Tucson's Mexican American studies ban
Los Angeles TimesApril 3, 2012

Earlier this year, using a controversial bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in 2010, the Tucson school board voted to end its Mexican American studies program. Monday on "The Daily Show," correspondent Al Madrigal traveled to Tucson to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Seal Shield, LLC Files Federal Suit Against Man & Machine, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)April 12, 2012

The lawsuit against Man & Machine was filed in the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida and alleges violations of the Federal Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, Deceptive Trade ...more »

Stolen Identity
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New Mexico ring uses Tarrant court records to steal identities
Fort Worth Star TelegramApril 1, 2012

Tell us By Dave Lieber An identity theft ring based in Albuquerque has stolen the identities of 232 people, most with ties to Tarrant County, Albuquerque police tell The Watchdog. Turns out the thieves got the information from an unlikely place: ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Credit Card Theft Impacts Ag Retail, Too
CropLifeApril 2, 2012

Still, in the technology age, credit card fraud is a huge problem. According to some statistics, improper use of credit card numbers costs US consumers almost $1 billion per year. Put into simpler terms, this means that approximately 10 cents out of ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Unigene's Proprietary Oral Peptide Delivery Platform is Further Validated with ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 3, 2012

Safe Harbor statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to whether: Tarsa's efforts to seek FDA approval for OSTORA, including the possible ...more »

Credit Repair
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What it costs to fix iPhones and iPads
Hindustan TimesApril 7, 2012

Credit: Reuters/David McNew While a drop or near-drowning episode may not be quite fatal for an iPhone or iPad, the cost of repair may be so prohibitive that buying a new device may seem a better option. million iPhones and iPads sold just in the last ...more »

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