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•4 killed as sect bombs Maiduguri •Nobody died —JTF •NYSC stops posting of ...
Nigerian TribuneMarch 1, 2012

OPERATIVES of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram are said to have started combing fertiliser markets in search of materials to be used for bombs following the decision of security agencies to tighten rules on use of dynamites and explosives.more »

Judge to rule on 'practical farmer' law
Charleston GazetteMarch 1, 2012

"We're in the business of bottling water. It is what it is. It's food management." The constitution, however, conflicts with the 1911 law in terms of who should be eligible to take part in an election, Helmick's lawyer, Alex Macia said.more »

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Confidentiality
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Terror suspects win supreme court ruling over secret witness
The GuardianMarch 7, 2012

However, W was only prepared to appear if his identity and evidence remained "absolutely and irrevocably confidential". Siac, which deals with security-sensitive immigration and deportation cases, has for the past 15 years operated a system of "closed ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Mutated seeds, food poisoning America
The News RecordMarch 1, 2012

A large, United States-based multi-national corporation is poisoning you — and the government is assisting in the process. Monsanto's GMO seeds make up a wide spectrum of the everyday diet, including: corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, cotton, tomatoes, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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There is no excuse for delay
Indian ExpressMarch 2, 2012

A well-known developer having a project in the Palam Vihar neighbourhood in Gurgaon was made to pay a hefty fine and 24 per cent interest to the buyer by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) for not giving timely possession.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. | District of Delaware: Paragraph IV ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)March 2, 2012

With respect to § 271(e)(2), the sole purpose of the Paragraph IV certification in the artificial world of the Hatch-Waxman Act is to provide notice of what patents may be implicated by the ANDA, in order to trigger suit.more »

Broccoli, spinach and lemon soup
The IndependentMarch 4, 2012

In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed his “war on drugs” into law. Drugs were “public enemy number... Far more delicious than cabbage soup if you're on one of those drastic detoxes, this is so satisfying and restorative that it's almost addictive.more »

Consumer Protection
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Deliveries - special rules apply
East Coast RadioMarch 1, 2012

by Wendy Knowler The Consumer Protection Act focuses on this aspect of the consumer experience in some detail, as it happens, so here's what you need to know... First of all, different rules apply to goods bought in the normal fashion - you walk into a ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Vista Gold Corp. Announces Recent Drilling Results and Update on Mt. Todd ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 12, 2012

The initial testing program leads the Company to believe that the heap leach pad should be considered as an asset rather than a reclamation liability as presently considered. Vista's President and CEO, Fred Earnest, commented on these new developments: ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Braintree woman sues Bank of America to get her credit score back after fraud
The Patriot LedgerMarch 2, 2012

By Jon Chesto Karen Boyle was among the more than 300 people who spent thousands of dollars to join what turned out to be a travel club scam. Unlike some of the victims who paid off their credit card balances even though they didn't receive anything of ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Winnipeg man Graham Lusty stung by identity theft
Calgary SunMarch 4, 2012

That man's father, Roger, said his son has had many troubles since his identity was swiped, along with his wallet, several years ago — everything from issues with credit to taxes. Identity Theft Canada said it's a popular crime, with the nation's ...more »

Credit Repair
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Ark. AG's office lists frequent complaints
Stuttgart Daily LeaderMarch 8, 2012

... debt collection, check-cashing and payday-lending services, cable TV and satellite services, telephone services, home improvement, repair and construction, cellular phone services, mortgages, credit and credit repair services, Internet services and ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Amgen Completes Tender Offer for Outstanding Shares of Micromet, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)March 7, 2012

Amgen or others could identify safety, side effects or manufacturing problems with Amgen products after they are on the market. Amgen's business may be impacted by government investigations, litigation and products liability claims.more »

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