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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 »

He legally hacks criminal minds
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

The cyber law in India is good, but police need to be trained adequately for these laws to be implemented. I've introduced a course at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, and am getting top cops acquainted with cyber crime.more »

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Confidentiality
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Should protection of journalists' sources be sacred?
ABC OnlineFebruary 9, 2012

That there is a protection of journalists' confidential sources recognised by the law in Australia cannot be in any doubt. The foundation of the rule is the special position of those publishing and conducting newspapers, who accept responsibility for ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Texan among bad cooks testing whether they can take the heat
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 8, 2012

Photo: Food Network Photo / SA She is disaster in the kitchen, or so says the Food Network. Strouhal's vanilla chicken put her husband in the hospital with food poisoning, the network points out on the Worst Cooks in America's website.more »

Consumer Disputes
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German and Dutch parliaments send reasoned opinion
Europolitics.infoFebruary 24, 2012

By Sophie Petitjean | Friday 24 February 2012 The legislative proposals on out-of-court resolution of consumer disputes have come up against a sizeable obstacle: in late January, the German and Dutch parliaments sent a reasoned opinion to the EU ...more »

Immigration waiver: blessing for families or unfair political move?
U-T San DiegoFebruary 5, 2012

Rafael Ochoa, shown Friday with his family in Lemon Grove, is an undocumented immigrant who hopes a judge will allow him to stay in the US while he applies for a spousal visa instead of having to return to his native country while a decision is made.more »

Product Reclamation
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Mending the mines: Striking a balance, making a difference
Farm and DairyFebruary 2, 2012

The 90-year-old man from Stow insists that he still has friends in the coal industry β€” people who adjusted to the demands of reclamation β€” and practice it as everyday stewardship and as part of modern law. Reclaiming mine land improves public health ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Mortgage woes may have solution
South Florida Business JournalFebruary 3, 2012

β€œThe new law said all mortgage guys have to be regulated. The extent to which they will be watered down by industry will be very important.” The CFPB was created in 2011 as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.more »

Stolen Identity
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Thieves preying on tax returns, IRS says
News & ObserverFebruary 6, 2012

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service announced that 105 people in 23 states had been targeted as part of a national identity theft crackdown involving the potential theft of thousands of identities and taxpayer refunds. At one IRS office in Florida, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Debit Card Fraud Yields Two Burglary Arrests
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

Police commend Chase Bank employees for tipping them off to the fraudulent use of a debit card, which helped them arrest the suspects. The woman was charged with burglary. By Jim Powers A man and woman were caught Friday evening attempting to ...more »

Unsafe Products
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NH AG settles with PetSmart over cadmium allegations
Legal News LineFebruary 9, 2012

BY BRYAN COHEN CONCORD, NH (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Thomas Burack announced a $15000 settlement with PetSmart, Inc. on Wednesday. PetSmart allegedly sold pet ...more »

Credit Repair
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Realtors share top credit myths
Los Altos Town CrierFebruary 22, 2012

5: Credit repair is against the law. The Federal Credit Reporting Act and the Credit Repair Organization Act state that it is legal to repair your own credit or hire someone to do it on your behalf. Macc cautioned that consumers must be aware of bogus ...more »

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