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Restarting the US Capital Machine
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Reforms in Congress, such as the Fincher-Carney Reopening America's Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act, would create a five-year "on-ramp" for smaller companies to comply with certain provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank that ...more »

ACCC sets out its five priorities for 2012
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

ACCC Chairman Rod Simms outlined the regulator's priorities for 2012 last week, and launched its updated Compliance and Enforcement Policy. The changes in Australian Consumer Law , described by Mr Sims as "profound", offer more regulatory options to ...more »

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North Africa: Waiting Game
AllAfrica.comMarch 6, 2012

Their approach is generally reassuring, says Robin Lamb, director general of the Libyan British Business Council: "They are also clear that the existing law continues, that they want to resume existing contracts, discuss losses or money owed by the ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Records: Mets' income drops at Citi Field
NewsdayMarch 4, 2012

Hundreds of pages of documents, which Newsday obtained under the Freedom of Information Law from New York City, provide a partial window into the cash flow of the franchise, whose owners are dealing with financial challenges because of fallout from the ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Second Thoughts: The second economy
Wicked LocalMarch 12, 2012

The money economy is based on contract, impersonal relations, and the bottom line. The relational economy is grounded in trust, personal loyalty and care. Through much of history the relational economy was the primary economy with the money economy ...more »

Government Contracts
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Hacker "Sabu" was an FBI plant for months
ReutersMarch 7, 2012

... companies with federal contracts. The group hacked the websites of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Fox broadcasting, battered Arab government websites in support of regional uprisings, and for a time took requests from the public for targets.more »

Lending Agreements
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EU considers new controls for shadow banking
ReutersMarch 19, 2012

The Commission, which writes the first draft of EU laws before seeking the green light from the bloc's 27 member states and the European Parliament, said it was focusing on asset management, securities lending and repurchase agreements, securitisation, ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Why I Think the Philadelphia Eagles Are the Mystery Team In the Robert Griffin ...
Rant SportsMarch 1, 2012

The Eagles could cut Vick and get out of his contract. Or they could try to trade him after the season. Then there's the whole issue of whether head coach Andy Reid would want to stake his entire draft in 2012 on a player who he may not even get to ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Sunrise Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

2011 was a very positive year for Sunrise in which we also completed a series of NAV-accretive transactions." During 2011, Sunrise restructured and recapitalized three ventures, raised $86.2 million under a convertible notes offering, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Dream Act students wait for change: 'I don't feel like I'm doing my potential'
The GuardianMarch 2, 2012

And even if he could scrape the tuition money together, what good is a degree if he's not eligible for legal employment after he graduates? The Dream – or the Development, Relief, and Education of Minors – Act would offer a path to legalization for ...more »

Working for the Man: Anti-government extremists who cash government paychecks
ForbesMarch 5, 2012

Until this brush with the law, the self-professed sovereign was a public school teacher at Northeast Guilford High School. In an unrelated story, a New Jersey man named Charles Armstead (aka Rawus Jamus) was indicted in February on four counts of ...more »

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