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US could pay pension bill for AMR as it restructures: report
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Tom Horton, the new chief executive of American Airlines and its parent company AMR said the fact the company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection did not mean its pension plans would definitely move to the PBGC, but he signaled it was a real ...more »

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Investigation of Commercial Metals Company
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a national law firm which represents investors and individuals in class action litigation. The firm is focused on providing exemplary legal services in complex litigation in the areas of securities, shareholder, antitrust and ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Affordable Care Act support for school-based health centers will create jobs ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 8, 2011

Clinics receiving the awards, made possible by the health reform law, are already providing much-needed health care services to 112000 children. Today's infusion of new money will enable them to expand their capacity and modernize their facilities, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Cantor: “I 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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Verizon Supports Pennsylvania Domestic Violence Nonprofits In 2011 with More ...
Sacramento BeeDecember 6, 2011

Agencies began struggling with waiting lists at shelters and extended stays, an increase in elder abuse, teen dating violence and increased calls for help to crisis hotlines. Funding comes from the Verizon Foundation and through the nationally ...more »

Living Wills
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San Francisco Minimum Wage Hike Sets National Record
Huffington PostDecember 1, 2011

This automatic increase is the result of a law passed by San Francisco voters in 2004 that tied the city's minimum wage to inflation, hence its inevitable, yearly upward creep. San Francisco joins eight other states (including Colorado, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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New right-wing think tank touts Medicaid reform and welfare drug testing at ...
Florida IndependentDecember 6, 2011

Tarren Bragdon, the president of a new Naples-based right-wing policy group, touted the state's controversial Medicaid reform plans and Florida's welfare drug testing law during an event held last week by the ...more »


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