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Commentary: Eagles well-positioned to handle loss of Jason Peters
The RepublicApril 1, 2012

When DeMeco Ryans was available, they had the cap space and surplus draft picks to get him. When DeSean Jackson and Evan Mathis reached the end of their contracts, the Eagles had the money to keep them. They had enough flexibility to extend Trent Cole ...more »

'Massive' Credit Card Data Breach Involves All Major Brands
KRCRTV.COMApril 1, 2012

By Julianne Pepitone and Leigh Remizowski NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A data breach at a payments processing firm has potentially compromised credit and debit card information from all of the major card brands. Global Payments, a company that processes card ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Legislative Watch
The Times and DemocratApril 1, 2012

State law bars the release of information on an ethics complaint, including whether one even exists, unless the accused person waives confidentiality. On March 21, a circuit court judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Haley of breaking ethics laws while ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Chemicals in Plastic Found in Food and More News
The Daily mealApril 17, 2012

By Marcy Franklin, Editor 'Tuna Scrape' Is the New 'Pink Slime': In the midst of food poisoning outbreaks linked to spicy tuna, the FDA warns of "tuna scrape," the "tuna backmeat, which is specifically scraped off from the bones, and looks like a ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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EU proposal seeks to boost consumer confidence
Times of MaltaApril 2, 2012

Last November, the European Union issued a proposal for a directive on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for consumer disputes, the purpose of which is to provide an alternative forum to the ordinary courts where consumer versus trader disputes can ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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ALLERGAN, INC. v. SANDOZ INC.
Leagle.comApril 5, 2012

Allergan brought this suit under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Allergan's complaint charged Sandoz and the other defendants with infringement of US Patent Nos. 7030149, 7320976, 7323463, and 7642258. The complaint sought to enjoin the defendants from marking a ...more »

Police and Fire reports for April 13, 2012
Juneau EmpireApril 13, 2012

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. • At 12:53 pm Wednesday, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Crowdfunding Craziness: How to Protect Yourself From the JOBS Act
ForbesApril 6, 2012

Right now, you can only turn to a limited group of investors — including banks and wealthy individuals — to get funding. Laws that are nearly eight decades old make it impossible for others to invest. But a lot has changed in 80 years, and it's time ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Scarce water spreads disease on waterfowl refuge
WSETApril 7, 2012

Jobs report leaves Obama, Romney campaigns unsure where vital issue is headed Moving day: 101-year-old Mich. woman evicted from foreclosed home gets it back 7 months later Supreme Court takes up key health care law issue: Can the gov't force you to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Watch for phishing scams as well as bogus credit card charges after Global ...
Allentown Morning Call (blog)April 2, 2012

Nearly 1.5 million credit card accounts may be at risk for fraud following a security breach at payment processor Global Payments. This may prompt a wave of phishing email and phone scams, as villians try to hit you in a weak moment when you're ...more »

Stolen Identity
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BSO deputies' identities stolen
Local 10 (blog)April 3, 2012

Well today we learn that "numerous" Broward deputies have themselves had their identities stolen, apparently in an IRS tax return scam. Sheriff's spokesman Jim Leljedal confirmed that "numerous" deputies have been victimized, but wouldn't give the ...more »

Credit Repair
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Auto dealers trickle back to Florin Road
Sacramento BeeApril 10, 2012

The focus, says company general manager Aaron Boren, is to help people with challenged credit get a car, then work with them to repair their credit ratings and eventually "get the car they really want." Nearby, Guaranteed Approved Auto Sales has opened ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Pacific Life Promotes Officers [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Insurance News Net (press release)April 2, 2012

He progressed through a variety of roles with increasing responsibility and in 2000 was promoted to vice president, Real Estate Finance. As senior vice president, he will continue to oversee Pacific Life's commercial real estate debt investment ...more »

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