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Rockefeller Supports Blind Trust for Members of Congress
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 1, 2012

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) says US Representatives and Senators may not use information they gain in their role as Members of Congress. “Elected officials have a duty to our constituents to be above board in ...more »

Presidents of Fed regional banks for first time disclose financial data statements
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The regional banks released the documents after Bloomberg News filed a Freedom of Information Act request. The banks maintained that the information isn't covered by FOIA rules. On their websites, they said it was being released voluntarily, ...more »

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Age Discrimination
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Lawsuit alleges Enquirer layoffs driven by age
Cincinnati CityBeatFebruary 15, 2012

Two of the newspaper's former editors, Joe Fenton and Cathy Ruetter, have filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper and The Gannett Co. that soon could snowball into a much larger legal action. According to Fenton and Reutter's attorney ...more »

Elder Care
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ACLU sues to force release of drone attack records
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, charged the Justice and Defense departments and the CIA with illegally failing to respond to requests made in October under the Freedom of Information Act. It cited ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Estate Tax Limbo Likely to End This Year
AdvisorOneFebruary 1, 2012

By Melanie Waddell, AdvisorOne The estate tax is a moving target that wealth managers would like to see resolved once and for all. But the consensus among tax specialists is that Congress is most likely to address the estate tax when it decides late ...more »


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