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Extendicare REIT Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results
Daily Commercial NewsMarch 1, 2012

... a bill was passed that will reduce the amount of reimbursable bad debt for dually eligible residents from 100% to 65% over a three-year period commencing in 2013. The estimated impact of this change for Extendicare REIT is US$2.5 million in 2013, ...more »

Hollister Deputy Being Investigated for DUI
KIONrightnow.comMarch 1, 2012

After the completion of a thorough personnel investigation, the appropriate personnel action will be taken. The deputy involved has been placed on Administrative Leave, and will not return to work while the matter is pending.more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Will solicitor-general weather latest storm?
Daily NationMarch 3, 2012

By KIPCHUMBA SOME The fate of long-serving powerful solicitor-general Wanjuki Muchemi hangs in the balance with only two months to go on his third three-year contract term. Mr Muchemi's nine-year tenure at the State Law Office ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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A primer on franchise disclosure documents
Financial PostMarch 2, 2012

The assessment of whether to purchase a franchised business is a significant one, and prospective franchisees should be making informed investment decisions before signing any franchise agreement. Franchise law in various Canadian provinces recognizes ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Supply Chain News: Labor Disputes Settled at Cooper Tire and Caterpillar ...
Supply Chain DigestMarch 6, 2012

The lockout dragged on into February, with pressure in a sense applied to the Findlay workers after the company did reach a new contract with the United Steel Workers at a plant in Texarkana, Arkansas, where a new contract was overwhelmingly approved ...more »

Government Contracts
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County Democrats Protest Exec's 'Illegal' Meeting
The Daily Sleepy HollowMarch 2, 2012

by Sarina Trangle (email) Chairperson Kenneth Jenkins (D-Yonkers) said Astorino was illegally refusing to conform to recently passed law altering the makeup of the board of acquisition and contract. Chairperson Kenneth Jenkins (D-Yonkers) said Astorino ...more »

Lending Agreements
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3 High-Yield mREITs To Buy, 2 To Avoid
Seeking AlphaMarch 1, 2012

I recommend investors include mortgage real estate investment trusts (mREITs) and their 12% plus yields into their income portfolios. MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA), for example, yields a 13.4% dividend. Agency mREITs borrow funds via short term repurchase ...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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AuthenTec's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 and Full Year 2011 Results - Earnings Call ...
Seeking AlphaMarch 3, 2012

We continue to focus on establishing fingerprint sensors as foundational security for NFC transactions. To that end, we demonstrated at CARTEs a secure SIM based solution for NFC mobile payments with Oberthur, another leader in the field of secure...more »

Employment Contracts
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Chadbourne & Parke Appoints Two International Partners, One International ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 2, 2012

Alejandro Landa, based in Chadbourne's Mexico City office, counsels companies and financial institutions on a broad range of legal issues with a particular emphasis on financial, securities and corporate transactions including public bids, ...more »

Mitel Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

OTTAWA, Mar 1, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Mitel (NASDAQ:MITL) , a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended January 31, ...more »


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