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Metro-east TIFs collect $581 million since 2005
Belleville News DemocratDecember 1, 2013

That money is probably going into special deals for new developers, businesses or existing businesses threatening to leave the area." Belleville .... "That means municipalities across the state have carte blanche power to create TIF districts. There ...more »

County takes over airport operation today
Herald Times ReporterDecember 1, 2013

The contract called for Lakeshore Aviation to have on-site personnel, sunrise to sunset every day, and offer charter service, flight instruction, aircraft and hangar rental, repair and maintenance of planes, and fuel sales. ... The airport provides ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Santa Fe judge rules that audit of New Mexico mental health providers can ...
The RepublicDecember 6, 2013

SANTA FE, New Mexico — A judge has ruled that government agencies don't have to disclose an audit of more than a dozen mental health providers under investigation for possible overbillings and fraud, because the audit contains law enforcement ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Stomach virus versus food poisoning
WTVADecember 18, 2013

"Food poisoning, typically you do get symptoms within an hour or so of eating, and you pick it up from the food itself…like maybe something that's undercooked or something that's left out too long at the wrong temperature,” said Heather Reid, the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Forum rejects tower residents' complaint against building plan 'change'
Times of IndiaDecember 3, 2013

In 2011, three residents lodged a complaint before the Central Mumbai District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum against Peninsula Land Limited. They claimed the entrance to each tower was supposed to be through a small canopy porch but before ...more »

Wyoming attorney general appeals court ruling on sex crime secrecy
Casper Star-Tribune OnlineDecember 6, 2013

Parks was convicted and is serving a prison sentence. A Supreme Court ruling on the attorney general's appeal will establish statewide law on the issue. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Yakima basin water supply projects worth the wait
The OlympianDecember 11, 2013

Reclamation and the state Department of Ecology have just begun the environmental review process, which included meetings recently that offered information and allowed public comments, as required by law. The environmental studies are to be completed ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Editorial: Let the state attorney general protect consumers
The Seattle TimesDecember 3, 2013

But the attorney general's office is hindered in this important work by an antiquated provision of the state Consumer Protection Act. If the state loses a case at trial, it must pay the defendant's attorney fees. It's happened just once recently — a ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Does Black Friday and Cyber Monday extend to the black market? According to ...
CSO (blog)December 4, 2013

When it comes to the going rate for stolen identities and other information, that's not always a good thing. Normally we seek to purchase goods at a price lower than the value. Excess supply and low prices relative to value creates the sort of bargain ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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8 tips to prevent post holiday credit card fraud
BlogHer (blog)December 18, 2013

With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it's easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that will go a super long way in preventing post holiday ...more »

Unsafe Products
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New Tech and National Security Law – 3D Printing
Lawfare (blog)December 2, 2013

As a result some speculate that product liability will be much less frequent than it is with normal manufacturing — 3D products are not mass produced. The idea is that 3D takes mass production and turns it into mass customization. Implications for ...more »

Credit Repair
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Poor Credit Is Not A Big Trouble Today
PR-BG.com (?????????????) (press release)December 14, 2013

www.credit-repair-system.com is the credit repair expert online which is capable of repairing credit of yours when that is damaged. The credit gets damaged for several reasons. And it becomes easy to go through the credit damage procedures. But, the ...more »

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