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New Presiding Bishopric, Relief Society Presidency and General Authorities ...
KCSGApril 1, 2012

He received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Utah. A member of the Pawnee Nation, Elder Echo Hawk was serving as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior when he ...more »

Executives reaped millions regardless of companies' results
HaaretzApril 1, 2012

And then there's Kaman Holdings, which handed out NIS 12 million to its executives even though it issued a going concern warning and is planning a debt settlement. The company, controlled by Yitzhak Tshuva's son-in-law Roni Elroy, issued a going ...more »

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Confidentiality
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ACC 'VIP claims' policy under fire
Otago Daily TimesApril 1, 2012

By John Gibb on Mon, 2 Apr 2012 In the spotlight over confidentiality breaches and allegations of preferential treatment, ACC has come under renewed attack over suggestions its "VIP claims" handling policy delivers better protection for the privacy of ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Jacobs battles food poisoning, dehydration while trying to continue down river
Fremont TribuneApril 2, 2012

Lucas, a traveling companion from Austria, watched with empathy as I battled a case of food poisoning from the previous evening's dinner. At least I had a ticket in my pocket for the boat, thanks to Lucas. Two days earlier, he spent an entire night at ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Unified voice against power tariff hike
IBNLive.comApril 12, 2012

“KERC must also lay down guidelines for ESCOM staff to deal with Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum complaints as their officers keep changing every few months leading to delays,” he said. Representing the Consumer Care society, YV Aswathnarayana said ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Allos Therapeutics: Acquisition Expected ...
Genetic Engineering NewsApril 5, 2012

FOLOTYN has patent protection through 2017, potentially through July 2022, assuming a five-year patent term extension through the Hatch-Waxman Act. Please see full Prescribing Information for FOLOTYN at www.FOLOTYN.com. FOLOTYN may suppress bone marrow ...more »

My Hyundai Elantra gets lousy gas mileage
Boston.comApril 9, 2012

Hyundai has just finished its “final repair” and I have filed a Lemon Law complaint. I hope that you can help me. A. Having your car's performance that much lower than what the window sticker suggests is certainly cause for concern.more »

Consumer Protection
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W.H. aide leaves to join Axe firm
Politico (blog)April 5, 2012

"David also worked in the Research Office where he supported communications efforts on national issues including the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and two Supreme Court confirmations," the ASGK web ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Triumph Ventures III Corp. Enters into Letter of Intent with Altitude ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)April 3, 2012

P) ("Triumph") is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (the "LOI") with Altitude Resources Ltd., a corporation existing under the laws of Alberta ("Altitude"), which outlines the general terms and conditions pursuant to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Savvy seniors' guide to avoiding financial scams
Wicked LocalApril 7, 2012

Never give your credit card, banking, Social Security, Medicare or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. Misuse of Medicare dollars is one of the largest scams involving seniors. Common schemes include billing for ...more »

Stolen Identity
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BTRC move to detect stolen handsets
Financial Express BangladeshApril 3, 2012

The step will end theft, mugging and trading in stolen mobile handsets, the official added. Details of the clients including International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) and Electronic Serial Number (ESN) of the handsets that they are using will be ...more »

Credit Repair
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Political Calendar
The LedgerApril 2, 2012

Mike Horner will talk about the legislative session and lawyer James Craig will give a presentation on credit repair fraud and business practices that defraud consumers experiencing financial crises. Dinner and social hour starts at 6 pm and the ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement And Cancer Study Findings Ignore Long-Term Effects
DigitalJournal.com (press release)April 7, 2012

2197"), which is currently underway in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation ("MDL No. 2244"), which is currently underway in the US District Court ...more »

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