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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

November Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 12.7% Year-over-year
TruckinginfoFebruary 1, 2012

Trade using surface transportation between the US and Canada and Mexico was 12.7% higher in November 2011 than in November 2010, totaling $76.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the US Department of Transportation.more »

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Confidentiality
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Embotelladora Andina SA : Material Events Andina and Coca-Cola Polar Agreement
4-traders (press release)February 3, 2012

... paragraph two of Law No. 18045, and General Rule No. 30 of the Chilean Superintendence of Securities and Insurance, and duly authorized to that effect by the board of directors, I hereby inform the cease of the reasons for the confidentiality of ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning killed 137 people in China last year
Newstrack IndiaFebruary 3, 2012

Beijing, Feb 3 (ANI): Over 8324 people in China suffered food poisoning last year, and nearly 137 of them died because of it, a report has revealed. According to a report by China's Ministry of Health, the number of sickened people increased 13 percent ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Nebraska, Iowa, other states settle with debt firm
BusinessWeekFebruary 8, 2012

Among other commitments, it agreed to notify consumers about their rights under the laws and notify credit reporting agencies of consumer disputes. NCO's CEO, Ronald Rittenmeyer, said in a news release the company is pleased to resolve the states' ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson Confirms Beyaz(R) Patent Challenge
MarketWatch (press release)February 10, 2012

The lawsuit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in a stay of final FDA approval of Watson's ANDA for up to 30 months from the date the plaintiffs received notice of Watson's ANDA filing or until final resolution of the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Drug link to coal mine deaths is not clear
Charleston GazetteFebruary 12, 2012

Administration officials later confirmed that the governor was referring to the 2008 death of a miner at Consol Energy's McElroy Mine in Marshall County and the 2009 death of a contract reclamation worker at Patriot Coal's Samples Mine in Kanawha ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumers must protect their rights: Agarwala
Assam TribuneFebruary 6, 2012

... Additional Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Consumers' Affairs stressed that there should be the provisions of punishment and deterrence against the violators of consumers rights to give more teeth to the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.more »

Stolen Identity
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Trouble Shooter: dealing with identity theft
phillyBurbs.comFebruary 5, 2012

Q. One of our neighbors was telling a few of us about how his identity was stolen. It seems someone got hold of his personal information and purchased car insurance and a cell phone contract and took out a credit card. He was telling us he had no idea ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Florida woman, Illinois man indicted for identity theft, attempted bank fraud ...
al.com (blog)February 1, 2012

By Kent Faulk -- The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Florida woman and a man from Illinois who were indicted by a federal grand jury in Birmingham today for conspiracy, attempted bank fraud and identity theft had tried to attach a secret ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Q & A: How will the country's copyright laws affect Canadians?
Global EdmontonFebruary 9, 2012

The bill contains some good provisions for Canadians as it legalizes time shifting (recording television shows), provides new protections for user-generated content, expands fair dealing, and creates a balanced approach for the liability of Internet ...more »

Credit Repair
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Protect yourself against credit repair scams
Examiner.comFebruary 2, 2012

Even those with high credit scores have experienced closed credit card accounts and equity lines. When an account has not been closed, credit limits have been reduced to the current balance due. The terms credit repair, credit restoration or credit ...more »

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