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Holiday season brings more domestic violence attacks, officials say
Las Cruces Sun-NewsDecember 1, 2013

LAS CRUCES >> Beds typically sit empty this time of year at La Casa, a local domestic violence shelter. To Theresa Armendariz, it is an anecdotal anomaly. Armendariz, La Casa's executive director, and other officials say that around the holidays in Las ...more »

DIY beer, but not in your own basement
Boston GlobeDecember 1, 2013

The dads — a lawyer, architect, hedge fund manager, finance professor, and real estate developer — brew a batch each year for the holiday and divide up their three batches. The advantages to this venue instead of their own basements? “There's no mess ...more »

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Confidentiality
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US Signs FATCA Deals with Cayman Islands and Costa Rica
Accounting TodayDecember 2, 2013

The law has provoked controversy both in the U.S. and abroad, with some foreign governments and banks complaining that the law violates banking confidentiality laws, and with U.S. expatriates and dual citizens finding themselves owing taxes to the U.S. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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USDA Bans Food & Water Watch From CFC Events
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 10, 2013

usdaart The USDA has banned Food & Water Watch from Combined Federal Campaign events. The nonprofit received a letter from the government that stated, “I regret to inform you that I've been notified your organization has not been approved for entrance ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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The Spectre of Class Action Arbitration in Consumer Product Disputes
Mediate.comDecember 13, 2013

Consumer product disputes, by the nature of the claimants and the subjects of the disputes, can vary dramatically in their scale and take place across the full spectrum of value, from an individual claiming a breach of warranty on their iPhone to the ...more »

30-Minute Meals: Salmon in Packets With Green Herb Slather Marinade
The ReporterDecember 16, 2013

Finely grate 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon zest into the mix, then cut the lemon in half and squeeze in 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice from one of the halves. .... Christie vows to cut spending in areas Democrats would not like if the set aside were to ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Building New Korean City Tests Developer
Wall Street JournalDecember 3, 2013

SEOUL—About 11 years ago, a huge tract of land reclaimed from the Yellow Sea west of Seoul was a barren wasteland. Today it is a city named Songdo with a population of 67,000, Korea's tallest tower and a green oasis modeled on New York's Central Park ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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WalletAssist plan protecting against all kind of card frauds
CIOLDecember 3, 2013

MUMBAI, INDIA: OneAssist Consumer Solutions, has announced launch of the new WalletAssist, a unique protection plan, which provides cover against any kind of fraud on your credit and debit cards. It also includes cover against skimming, phishing, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules On Workers'
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)December 10, 2013

In a significant shift from existing precedent, the court held that common law claims for an occupational disease that manifests outside of 300 weeks (just over five and a half years) after the last date of employment are not barred by the exclusivity ...more »

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