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The Enron cast: Where are they now?
Financial NewsDecember 1, 2011

The leading characters in the Enron saga have had varied fortunes since the disgraced trading giant collapsed into Chapter 11 bankruptcy a decade ago this week. A few went to prison, a couple have since died, while another employee went on to become a ...more »

EPA Proposes Stricter Rules For Ship Ballast Water
SalonDecember 1, 2011

The agency took over the pension plans in 2004 and 2005 after United filed for bankruptcy court protection in December 2002. When the PBGC takes over plans, it pays promised benefits to retirees up to certain limits. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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The White House needs to come clean on Elena Kagan and the Affordable Care Act
Washington PostDecember 2, 2011

For example, some groups allege that Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself because of his wife's involvement with groups opposed to the health-care law. But concerns about the job or personal views of a justice's spouse are not the same as ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Cantor: β€œI really expect great things from Marilyn Tavenner.”
Washington Post (blog)December 1, 2011

Having worked in the private sector, she understands the need for a robust private sector health care system that can't be managed by a bureaucrat in Washington.” He actually thinks she could even make the Affordable Care Act a little bit better in the ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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County budget cutbacks expected to affect wide swath of services
Contra Costa TimesDecember 1, 2011

in the list of trigger cuts are $1 million for Medi-Cal Managed Care plans; $680000 in "vertical" grants for prosecuting major narcotics and elder abuse cases; and $300000 in grants to purchase books and other library materials. ...more »

Living Wills
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Occupy Your Living Room...or Car? Protest via Foreclosure or Homeless Shelter
Sacramento BeeDecember 1, 2011

1, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The social stigma of foreclosure has vanished, it is now a silent protest, reports Oppenheim Law; in today's world, Florida foreclosure to some people can mean Occupy "The Street" versus Occupy Wall Street. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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A policy wonk is derailed by politics
The Hill (blog)December 4, 2011

β€œHe had made some speeches that caused great concern for people of all ages, but specifically to people on Medicare, and yet he never came forward to tell the American people really where he stood with regard to the healthcare law and the implications ...more »


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