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Hoosier bank robber Morris Lynn Johnson outdid Dillinger — and lived to tell ...
Indianapolis StarDecember 1, 2013

Bank robber Morris Johnson following his 1976 arrest. File photo. Johnson's life of crime would eventually lead him to the FBI's Most Wanted List. ...Bank robber Morris Johnson leaving Federal Court. Feb. 1963 Joe Young/The News. Fullscreen. Bank...more »

Outdoor notebook: South central Kansas wildlife checkpoint planned
Topeka Capital JournalDecember 1, 2013

The checkpoint is intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, gather critical harvest and biological information and enforce the licensing laws. Local law enforcement officers will operate the first stage of the checkpoint to be sure ...more »

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Revenge porn should be a crime, lawmaker says
Allentown Morning CallDecember 8, 2013

Berks County. The postings have destroyed lives and those who upload them should be considered criminals, said a Berks County lawmaker who intends to introduce legislation this week that would make it illegal to post such photos or videos. ... "Even ...more »

Food Poisoning
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FDA's Cyclospora Report On Taylor Farms De Mexico
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 4, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published the findings of the environmental assessment for cyclospora of several facilities operated by Taylor Farms de Mexico. Commercial bagged salad mix produced by the company and served at Olive ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Scoreboard: Taper angst
Business SpectatorDecember 4, 2013

While there are concerns that tensions between Australia and China could impact the free-trade agreement process, escalating regional disputes may compel Beijing to ratify the agreement sooner. Technology · NBN Buzz · Mobility · BYOD · Smart Devices ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Why Are Cancer Drugs Commonly The Target Of Schemes To Extend Patent ...
Health Affairs (blog)December 4, 2013

Patent disputes tend to concentrate on drugs with significant market demand, creating high revenue risk of generic entry for originating branded firms and high revenue reward for generic manufacturer challengers. Branded prices .... Medicare ...more »

State high court hears ND abortion law arguments
Helena Independent RecordDecember 11, 2013

The North Dakota Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether a law aimed at limiting abortion drugs violates the state constitution. A district judge ruled in July that the 2011 state law is unconstitutional and called it "simply wrongheaded." He'd ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice ...
The National Law ReviewDecember 23, 2013

The Ally settlement is the latest collaboration between the CFPB and the DOJ in the enforcement of consumer protection statutes. Since May, when the two agencies announced parallel civil and criminal complaints against a debt settlement company, they ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Business Milestones
Winston-Salem JournalDecember 1, 2013

Eric Ashley Hairston has published The Ebony Column: Classics, Civilization, and the African American Reclamation of the West. Hairston is an associate professor of English and of Law and Humanities at Elon University. The book examines the influence ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Fake Target Discount Emails Link To Fraudulent Sites
CBS LocalDecember 22, 2013

The Minneapolis-based super store says “very few” reports of fraud have been reported after hackers accessed customers' credit card information. However, the person who first exposed the problem says thieves are flooding the black market with the ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Target says PIN numbers not accessed, but cards were
USA TODAYDecember 19, 2013

How to prevent and detect card fraud: •Regularly review credit card and bank statements for possible misuse. •Monitor free credit reports. •Report suspicious activity to credit card companies or financial institution immediately. • Contact the Federal ...more »

Credit Repair
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Complete Auto Loans Creates Credit Repair Guide
DigitalJournal.comDecember 13, 2013

The five steps on Complete Auto Loans' credit repair guide include advice that alternates between common sense and innovative. CAL recommends that borrowers reduce their overall debt loads by paying off loans early. But they also recommend that ...more »

Unsafe Products
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How To Create A Moore's Law For Data
ForbesDecember 13, 2013

In many cases data is a liability. More data means more costs for storage, for governance and having too much unorganized data may make it more difficult to find what you need. In other words more data can mean less value. A closer look at Moore's Law...more »


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