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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 »

Business owners frustrated by homeless downtown
Gainesville SunDecember 1, 2013

Lunchbox, at 104 SE First Ave., is located within Bo Diddley Community Plaza but has its own property lines for liability and alcohol distribution purposes, Clair said. Clair said ... Clair said he and his employees face “tons of threats from the ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Stricter Right-to-Know Law may have helped in PSU case, advocates argue
Tribune-ReviewDecember 10, 2013

The law requires state-related universities to disclose only select details, such as salaries for their 25 highest-paid workers. They keep confidential many employees' salaries, contracts, expenses and other records that state-owned agencies such as ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Flu-Like Outbreak at Vegas Youth Football Event
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 1, 2013

Public health officials are investigating the outbreak and trying to determine if the illness was caused by a common food source, or whether one person who was sick may have infected others. Norovirus is very contagious and spreads easily, especially ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Did the ACA pass its physical?
MSNBCDecember 2, 2013

In many political controversies, disputes are binary. Candidates either win or they lose. Bills either become law or they fail. Litigants either win in court or they lose. When it comes ... In a Sunday morning conference call, administration officials ...more »

Mother Sharks Return 'Home' To Give Birth: DNA Evidence Proves Lemon...
iScienceTimes.comDecember 5, 2013

While many nations are already alert to the threats posed to sharks by unregulated fishing, the Bahamas recently enacted a law to protect sharks recently to sustain their $80 million annual shark tourism industry. The study's authors urge individual ...more »

Product Reclamation
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BBAM BUSINESS LUNCH WITH PROF. THOMAS DANIELL: Reclaiming the game
Macau Daily TimesDecember 9, 2013

Titled “Uncommon ground: Land reclamation and casino culture in Macau”, the architect analyzed the evolution of land reclamation in the territory. The professor began ... So Macau law applies, for example, Internet access is not restricted”. Yet the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Protection BC orders 15-year ban for door-to-door salesman
PR Newswire (press release)December 11, 2013

A Consumer Protection BC investigation found Schell had contravened several sections of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, by engaging in deceptive acts or practices, using contracts that didn't contain required information and failing ...more »

Stolen Identity
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“Mission Accomplished” on identity theft? Not so fast.
The Hill (blog)December 12, 2013

Finally, the uses for stolen identities are changing. Once, credit card and bank fraud were the preferred choice for monetizing stolen identities. Today, the hottest target for identity thieves is actually Uncle Sam. The use of compromised identities ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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UNCW students worry about credit card fraud
WECT-TV6December 9, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)- Several UNCW students are receiving charges on their bank statements for purchases they aren't making. Haley Phillips lives on-campus at UNCW. She said that in the past couple of weeks several students at the university have ...more »

Unsafe Products
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DrugRisk Alert: Court Records Show NuvaRing Lawsuits Growing
PR Web (press release)December 2, 2013

By sharing the latest product recalls, safety alerts, research and litigation news, patients can avoid dangerous drugs, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice. The resource center contains warnings from ...more »

Credit Repair
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TurboScore™ Canadian Edition Credit Repair Software of Credit Umbrella Now ...
PR Web (press release)December 4, 2013

Meant for home users & businesses, it is dynamic debt management software having an array of tools needed to efficiently manage credit repair. The solution allows individuals to manage credit repair process without any assistance of the professionals.more »

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