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Analysts don't predict doomsday for insurers
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2012

WASHINGTON - Within the debate over the law that overhauls the US health care system, speculation swirls about a doomsday scenario for the health insurance industry. As the Supreme Court pondered the legal merits of the Affordable Care Act last week, ...more »

Fear hampers industrial, commercial activities
The Express TribuneApril 1, 2012

By Farhan Zaheer Fear has once again come to haunt the trade and industry which hampered industrial and commercial activities for the third day in a week on Saturday following re-eruption of target killings of political activists as well as common ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Winner Medical Announces Receipt of Non-Binding Going Private Proposal
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

However, I am sure you will agree that it is in all of our interests to proceed in a confidential manner, other than as required by law, until definitive agreements providing for a transaction have been executed or we have terminated our discussions.more »

Food Poisoning
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Pupil dies after food poisoning from nasi lemak
AsiaOneApril 10, 2012

TANGKAK, Malaysia - About 25 people came down with food poisoning after eating nasi lemak and murtabak bought from a night market here. Most were given out-patient treatment at Tangkak Hospital but a Year One pupil allegedly died.more »

Consumer Disputes
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Groups hear consumer gripes
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewApril 4, 2012

Consumers and the utilities that serve them encounter "he-said-she-said' disagreements like Honchar's fairly often, experts say and complaint data show. According to the state Public Utility Commission, billing disputes represented more than one-third ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Impax Laboratories Confirms Patent Challenge Relating to Generic GRALISE® 300 ...
BenzingaApril 12, 2012

On April 10, 2012, Depomed, Inc. filed suit for patent infringement against Impax Laboratories, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. This action formally initiates the patent challenge process under the Hatch-Waxman Act.more »

Muslim Comedian Claims Santorum Sounds Like 'the Taliban' When Talking Church ...
NewsBusters (blog)April 9, 2012

On CNN Sunday night, liberal host Don Lemon decided to have a religious discussion for Easter Sunday, and his first question was about the separation of church and state. Obeidallah has attacked Santorum in the past, and found a way to bring him into ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CARREA v. DREYER'S GRAND ICE CREAM, INC.
Leagle.comApril 6, 2012

The complaint alleges that Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. ("Dreyer's") violated four state consumer protection laws: (1) Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Bus. and Prof. Code § 17200 et seq.; (2) False Advertising Law, Cal. Bus. and Prof.more »

Stolen Identity
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Utah medical data breach worse than originally thought; 182000 people's ...
Washington PostApril 6, 2012

Monitoring financial accounts and credit reports is an important first step, but somebody who knows their identity has been stolen should also alert the three credit bureaus about potential fraud, said Kirk Torgensen, a chief deputy with the Utah ...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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Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Now Accepting Personal and Business...
PR Web (press release)April 3, 2012

Attorney Eileen Bornstein, who is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law, will lead the firm's bankruptcy practice. “We are excited to welcome Ms. Bornstein and to offer this new level of service to our ...more »

Credit Repair
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7 credit tips for after bankruptcy
MSN MoneyApril 12, 2012

Declaring bankruptcy may lower your credit score, but here are some practical steps you can take to repair it. By MSN Money partner 15 minutes ago This post comes from Britt Klontz at partner site Credit.com. Declaring bankruptcy is a decision that not ...more »

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