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TripAdvisor rebuked over 'trust' claims on review site
BBC NewsFebruary 1, 2012

TripAdvisor has been ordered to rewrite some of its marketing claims by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The ruling follows complaints by hotels that the site had said that its holiday reviews could be "trusted". The ASA said it was concerned ...more »

$1m missing from real estate agency
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Authorities are investigating after a NSW real estate agency admitted more than $1 million was missing from its books. NSW Fair Trading has appointed auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to manage Dougmal Harcourts Warilla after discrepancies totalling ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Ryder Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results and Provides 2012 Forecast
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

The increase in comparable earnings primarily reflects strong organic growth in commercial rental, the benefit of acquisitions in all business segments, better used vehicle sales results, as well as organic growth in the Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Full Metro Business calendar for Feb. 6
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 6, 2012

... offers "Financial Options for Starting a Business," 6 to 8 pm, New York Life Insurance Co., 4435 Waterfront Drive. Instructors: Kelly A. Decker, financial services professional and Jim Van Horn Jr., principal at Carrell and Blanton Law Practice.more »

Contract Disputes
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Clock always running on Time Warner channel pacts
Buffalo NewsFebruary 5, 2012

1, 2011, notices. "It is important to note that we did give our customers notice of the potential to lose MSG one month prior to the contract expiring," Plucknette-Farmen said. Still, the dispute with MSG didn't gain widespread publicity until Dec.more »

Government Contracts
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Quebec law allows for contracting loophole
Vancouver SunFebruary 2, 2012

The person also cannot be a director or officer of the company getting public contracts and cannot be personally convicted of specific tax-related criminal offences. That means there's a way for businesspeople who are in the crosshairs of Quebec's ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc. Reports Record 4th Quarter Net Income
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

Net loan charge-offs declined 42.3% to $7416000, or 1.49% of average loans, in 2011 from $12855000, or 2.43% of average loans, in 2010. Robert T. Braswell, President and CEO of Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc., commented, "We continued our goal of building ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Buccaneers Take A Risk With First Round Running Back
SB NationFebruary 6, 2012

Now that the Super Bowl is over, we can all start to focus on the upcoming NFL Draft in earnest, finally. SB Nation just came out with the latest edition of their 2012 NFL Mock Draft, and they have some interesting picks for the Florida teams.more »

Secured Transactions
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Model-ships.co.uk Opens a New Shop
PR Web (press release)February 5, 2012

All transactions are secured via the SSL technology. Model-ships.co.uk, a firm specializing in making model boats and yachts, has recently opened a new shop, Premier Model Gallery, in Barnet. Launch of the new branch is a part of the company's endeavor ...more »

Employment Contracts
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County's top official has very nice strategy
Charleston Post CourierFebruary 2, 2012

By Diane Knich Education: Graduate of the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Law School. Employment history: Worked for Charleston County for the past 20 years, including serving as assistant solicitor, assistant county attorney ...more »

10% penalty for poor telecoms service
IT News AfricaFebruary 10, 2012

“We are in consultations with all telecoms to come up with a detailed report indicating how much to be fined for which offense. The law allows us fines of up to 10 per cent in comparison to gross income,” Fred Ottunu, the UCC communications and ...more »

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