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Salvageable idea
WatertownDailyTimes.comDecember 1, 2013

Deputy County Administrator Michael E. Kaskan told the Times that the provision compelling recycling programs to be enforced wasn't part of the 1991 law because recycling wasn't as prevalent then as it is today. But the increase in housing ... The idea ...more »

Locals count toxic cost of Sochi Games: Builders are dumping waste, polluting ...
The IndependentDecember 1, 2013

As construction continues at a feverish tilt in the scramble to finish venues for the Sochi Games, so too are reports of dumping waste as authorities round up environmental activists who are revealing the cost of Russia's Winter Olympics. In Akhshtyr ...more »

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Judge rules against disclosing fraud audit of NM mental health agencies
ModernHealthcare.comDecember 8, 2013

A judge in New Mexico 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 materials that are ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Savara Pharma's AeroVanc receives qualified infectious disease product & fast ...
pharmabiz.comDecember 12, 2013

The QIDP and Fast Track designation provide AeroVanc access to certain incentives, including priority review associated with a New Drug Application (NDA) submission and an additional five years of exclusivity under the Hatch-Waxman Act upon FDA ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Nearly 3 in 5 Americans Say Money is the Leading Cause of Stress in their ...
PR Web (press release)December 3, 2013

Of the 208 consumers polled by ACCC, 90 percent with an income of $100,000 or more reported that money was a hot-button issue in their relationships. “Clearly, financial disputes among couples is not income biased,” said Trumble. “Couples need to keep ...more »

Used car nightmare: Does California's 'Lemon Law' apply?
Los Angeles TimesDecember 4, 2013

Does California's "Lemon Law" apply in such cases? And what should S.C. do? Check out today's Ask Laz video for answers. If you have a consumer question, email me at or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz. Copyright © 2013, Los ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Nev. irrigation district faces new accusations
Daily Sparks TribuneDecember 7, 2013

RENO — A union lawyer accused the Truckee Carson Irrigation District's board of directors on Thursday of illegally approving a secret contract to finance the legal defense of district officials charged with defrauding the federal government ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Traffic stop leads to fraud, theft and drug charges
My Eastern ShoreDecember 3, 2013

CHESTER — A traffic stop Nov. 30 on Kent Island resulted in the arrest of three New Yorkers on credit card fraud, theft and drug charges. Tpr. Matthew Flamma of the Maryland State Police stopped a gray Kia Forte for allegedly speeding on U.S. Route 50 ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Overseas Target hackers may have stolen your identity
KTALDecember 21, 2013

Target Corp. is offering its customer a 10 percent discount this weekend following a massive breach of its credit and debit card information. The offer is limited to one in-store transaction per guest. Target has also pledged free credit monitoring for ...more »

Credit Repair
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United Credit Consultants™ Radio Advertising Has Become The Model For ...
PR Web (press release)December 8, 2013

National and local Celebrity endorsements has further cemented United Credit Consultants' reputation as a company with vision, out of the box thinking and an industry leader in credit repair and restoration field. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP Partner Melissa Dorman Selected as Chair of ...
Broadway WorldDecember 23, 2013

She joined Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer in 2001 and has represented clients in product liability, professional negligence, and commercial litigation. Melissa enjoys defending legal professionals in malpractice cases, which have become more prevalent in ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food Poisoning-The Uninvited Holiday Guest
News Channel DailyDecember 1, 2013

Food is a major part of the holiday season. Unfortunately, large amounts of food inevitably bring food-borne illness, commonly known as food poisoning. Contaminates are typically infectious organisms, including parasite, bacteria and viruses and can ...more »


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