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Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

Family ties unravel in poll power play
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

Kendrapada: As the campaign for the rural poll speeds up, close-knit families are feeling the heat. Relatives are contesting each other in the gram panchayat elections, putting a question mark on family ties. Mother-in-law Tilotoma Sethi (55) has ...more »

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Confidentiality
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NA panel demands withdrawal of POL price hike
Pakistan Daily TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The committee feared that if the government did not immediately withdraw the hike, it would jeopardise the economy and create law and order situation in the country. Later on addressing a press conference, Naqi said that they would also raise the issue ...more »

Credit Repair
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4 Ways to Start Improving Your Credit Score Today
Go Banking RatesFebruary 7, 2012

If you ever want to obtain a mortgage, auto loan or other line of credit, you won't get approval with a poor credit score. In such a situation, employing one or more of the following credit repair tips can help you rebuild your credit score. 1.more »

Consumer Disputes
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FTC Reaches Settlement with Debt Buyer Regarding Collection of Past-Statute Debt
ACA InternationalFebruary 11, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission recently reached a $2.5 million settlement agreement with a debt buyer for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act. The debt buyer ...more »

Food Poisoning
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SD Basketball Game Food Poison Is C. Perfringens
Food Safety NewsFebruary 7, 2012

by News Desk | Feb 07, 2012 The illness that struck about 50 people following a high school basketball game in Pierre, SD was the result of Clostridium perfringens food poisoning, possibly linked to tacos, according to the state Department of Health.more »

Product Reclamation
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Walter Alton Stark
Siskiyou Daily NewsFebruary 1, 2012

After his retirement from the Air Force, he was employed for 20 years by the Bureau of Reclamation at Shasta Dam and later at Oroville Dam. He worked as a power plant operator at both facilities. He was an avid lover and rider of motorcycles, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Western Union Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
Business Wire (press release)February 8, 2012

Each of our consumer-to-consumer regions grew, with strong performance in electronic channels. Consumer bill payments continued its turnaround, and Western Union Business Solutions delivered double-digit revenue growth. We also returned $1 billion to ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Man dies in Thruway pursuit
Albany Times UnionFebruary 6, 2012

The man, whose identity had not yet been released, was driving a stolen car when he crashed on the off ramp from Exit 23 at 5:14 am, police said. Troopers said the man was first reported to be driving a stolen car in Canastota, a village just west of ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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A former legal assistant faces fraud charges today after Melbourne police said ...
Florida TodayFebruary 1, 2012

Melbourne Police officers arrested Petrik today in connection with $12000 in credit-card purchases on her employer's card. A former legal assistant faces fraud charges today after Melbourne police said she managed to bilk a local attorney out of at ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Goodwin Procter Expands Intellectual Property Litigation Practice with ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

Garnett and Yip have substantial experience defending major Asian and US computer, semiconductor, and computer software companies in cases involving patent infringement, patent enforcement and other intellectual property disputes.more »

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