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Biden aims to show US still focused on Asia
Worcester TelegramDecember 1, 2013

China is butting heads with its neighbors and with the U.S. about Beijing's new air defense zone over a group of tiny islands that have exacerbated long-simmering territorial conflicts. The U.S. on Friday advised American civil aviation carriers to ...more »

The Public is Invited to a Health Insurance Marketplace Information and ...
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2013

Any local municipality interested in having ACA Marketplace Enrollment Solutions host an educational seminar in their town can contact the company's Marketing Department at (708) 475-6033. Bedford Park, Illinois (PRWEB) November 30, 2013. ACA ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Fox News reporter's court victory in New York illustrates need for stronger ...
Fox NewsDecember 12, 2013

“This ruling doesn't resolve any media issues, but it points out to inconsistencies of the patchwork of state laws when it comes to the protection for the confidentiality of sources,” he said. In the 4-3 decision, the New York majority said it would ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Marks & Spencer Recall Seafood Meals After Illness Complaints
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 3, 2013

Mussels In the UK, Marks & Spencer is recalling thousands of mussels and clam “ready meals” after complaints of possible food poisoning. The Food Standards Agency is reporting that the meals are being recalled as a precautionary measure. The recalled ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Army policy
Calcutta TelegraphDecember 4, 2013

Thane (PTI): The Maharashtra state consumer disputes redressal commission has ordered a civil contractor to refund Rs 18 lakh to a housing society for rendering deficient services. The contractor was supposed to do repair work with Rs 34 lakh in three ...more »

Sink your teeth into food books
TheChronicleHerald.caDecember 17, 2013

A T-bone gets marinated with lemon grass, Asian sesame oil and peanut oil. Anyone ... The text is a pleasant blend of history and humorous back-and-forth between Snodgrass, his wife and his mother-in-law, from whose kitchen many of the gizmos come.more »

Product Reclamation
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Secure Energy Services Inc. Announces Closing of $110 Million Bought Deal ...
Marketwired (press release)December 11, 2013

... offers integrated water services through frac pond rentals; "CleanSite" waste container services, environmental services which include pre-drilling assessment planning, drilling waste management, remediation and reclamation of former wellsites ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Trial Lawyer Protection Act
Wall Street JournalDecember 23, 2013

The firm launched its study out of concern that an ongoing review of arbitration agreements by the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could be headed toward regulating or banning the agreements altogether. Under Dodd-Frank, the bureau has the ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Fife police nab pair of accused identity thieves
KOMO NewsDecember 20, 2013

The man, who has not been identified, was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property, identity theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Detectives are now trying to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Man receives 189-year prison sentence over credit card fraud
www.worldbulletin.netDecember 9, 2013

A prison sentence of 189 years handed down to a man who was found guilty of credit card fraud has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeals. Security forces started an investigation after receiving calls from numerous businesspeople reporting that ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Compiled by Natalie Hill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post GazetteDecember 2, 2013

Samuel W. Braver, shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, received the 2013 Professionalism Award by the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. The award is given each year to the lawyer who best exemplifies the highest ...more »

Credit Repair
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Space station astronauts finish spacewalk to replace cooling pump
UPI.comDecember 24, 2013

Astronaut Mike Hopkins prepares to attach himself to a foot restraint on the Canadarm2 outside the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA TV. GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- NASA says astronauts on the International Space Station have ...more »

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