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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 »

Steven Pearlstein: Eat your broccoli, Justice Scalia
Washington PostApril 1, 2012

Yet despite the fact that “Obamacare” did all of those things and more, there was not a single brief in support of the law from an organization representing big business. Small businesses have spent the past two decades complaining that the reason they ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Docs say drilling law hurts health
FuelFix (blog)April 12, 2012

Travis Windle, a spokesman for the industry's Marcellus Shale Coalition, says it's “very telling” and “sad” that fracking opponents blame gas drillers for a law used nationally since the mid-1980s. While some doctors are upset over the confidentiality...more »

Food Poisoning
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Poisoning kids OK; antidote too harsh
Scranton Times-TribuneApril 1, 2012

The top movie in America is set in a futuristic police state where poor children kill each other with knives, swords, axes, arrows and genetically altered wasps in exchange for food for their families and neighbors. While the kids hack, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Supreme Court Rules Consumers Can't Sue Nursing Homes
JD Supra (press release)April 4, 2012

The ruling stemmed from three malpractice suits for wrongful death against West Virginia nursing homes, in which plaintiffs sought compensation even though they or their loved ones had signed an agreement to settle disputes in arbitration, not courts, ...more »

Secret Service made the right call on Ted Nugent
CNNApril 21, 2012

Watch him on CNN Saturdays with Don Lemon at 10 pm ET. Follow him on Twitter: @deanofcomedy (CNN) -- Rocker Ted Nugent found himself being investigated by the US Secret Service after making this statement last weekend at the NRA Convention: "If Barack ...more »

Product Reclamation
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From Chicago to Rome, Bangladesh and beyond
Lexington Herald LeaderApril 5, 2012

After law school, she campaigned for Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington. She flopped at her only try for public office, a 1988 bid for a seat on what is now the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, but she caught the eye of other top ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Duperreault Named Chairman of FACI
PropertyCasualty360April 2, 2012

The FACI was formed by the US Department of Treasury to provide advice to the FIO, which was created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Appointments to the 15-member FACI, the first such committee of its kind in US ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Identity Thefts Relied on Data Stolen at Las Vegas ATMs, Federal Indictment ...
LoanSafeApril 5, 2012

(Source: Las Vegas Sun (MCT) — A federal indictment accuses 13 California residents of participating in an identity-theft scheme that employed electronic devices at ATMs around Las Vegas to illegally glean data from credit and debit cards.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Visa drops payment processor in midst of fraud scare
Toronto SunApril 2, 2012

Credit card giants Visa and MasterCard were scrambling to thwart cyber crooks who looted a massive trove of precious account data, evidently from a payment processor in New York. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP) Visa has dropped payment processor Global Payments ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Buying Avon Could Bring Coty A Hefty Bribery Risk
Wall Street Journal (blog)April 2, 2012

By Samuel Rubenfeld Coty Inc. could be buying a massive foreign bribery liability if a deal to purchase Avon Products Inc. were to close, experts said. Avon Products Inc. are arranged for a photograph in New York on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.more »

Credit Repair
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Antipoverty Tax Program Offers Relief, Though Often Temporary
New York TimesApril 17, 2012

... make car repairs, buy children clothes and maybe make a big purchase like a refrigerator or a TV. As incomes among the country's lowest wage earners continue to stagnate, the credit has played a critical role in smoothing the hard edges of an ...more »

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