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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 »

College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

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Ownership Secrecy Clause Forces Delay in Senate Passing ECD Confidentiality Bill
Nashville Public RadioFebruary 14, 2012

“This language does not speak to any release however it is consistent with whatever is currently in the law relative to marketing materials and capital plans.” Those marketing plans are confidential until the “provider of the material” no longer ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Notice to city hotel as BMC corporators hit by food poisoning
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

BHOPAL: Nearly half a dozen corporators of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) were take ill after having food that they reportedly ordered from a hotel in the city during the council meeting here on Tuesday. Soon, the BMC officials issued a notice to ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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College told to refund 90% fees to student who cancelled her admission
Indian ExpressFebruary 14, 2012

Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has turned down an appeal of MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, and directed it to refund 90 per cent of the tuition fee to their former student Anmol Goyal — a resident of Sector 38.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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FDA Publishes Draft Guidelines for Biosimilar Product Development
JD Supra (press release)February 10, 2012

Section 351(k) creates a biologics pathway that is reminiscent of the pathway set forth by the Hatch-Waxman Act for small molecule drugs. The FDA promised that it would release the guidance materials by the end of 2011, but failed to meet this deadline ...more »

San Diego Lemon Law Attorney Sues Team Kia Of El Cajon For Falsifying Down ...
TopWireNews (press release)February 7, 2012

/ San Diego lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. sues El Cajon, California Kia car dealer “Team Kia of El Cajon” for allegedly falsifying down payment amounts. San Diego lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. has announced ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Geithner: Financial Reform is Helping Consumers
Business InsiderFebruary 6, 2012

The CFPB has been operating with full regulatory power since July, and has worked to develop disclosure forms for mortgage and credit card lending agreements that are easier for consumers to understand.more »

Product Reclamation
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Walter Energy Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 21, 2012

The Company is also pleased to announce that it recently received the Surface Mine Reclamation Award 2011 at the 39th Annual West Virginia Coal Association Mining Symposium for its Lower Muddlety Nos. 1 and 2 Surface Mines in Nicholas County, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Little Compton Police: Assault and Alleged Credit Card Fraud
Patch.comFebruary 7, 2012

2, to report that his credit card had been used fraudulently. The man claimed he spoke to his bank and wanted to document the matter with police. In addition, police reported the man received a returned package from FedEx, but the man never sent out ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Man Allegedly Bought Jewelry for Rapper Entourage With Stolen Credit Card
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2012

By Ariana Cohn-Sheehan Kinnelon police arrested 24-year-old Alden Wing, of West Milford, Friday on charges of credit card fraud, identity theft, theft by deception, possession of stolen property and forgery. According to police, Wing had allegedly ...more »

Credit Repair
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Morning Drive on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis
Examiner.comFebruary 6, 2012

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill's show strayed from the original ...more »

Unsafe Products
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New Trend on China Real Estate Finance—Analysis on Real Estate Trusts and ...
JD Supra (press release)February 6, 2012

Now the business is moving from residential projects to commercial buildings and subsidiary houses, while more are targeting listed companies, large-scale groups or regional leading developers, and in the end may bring out REITs product.more »


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