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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 »

Mr. Corzine and His Regulators
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

The mistake is to believe in regulator prescience, as opposed to simpler, straightforward rules on, say, leverage or capital. Mr. Gensler, for his part, has a response to the cronyism charge. Since the firm went bankrupt he has announced that he will ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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What a Waste: Why We Can't Rein In Extra Health Spending
California HealthlineDecember 7, 2011

... of key provisions of the federal health reform law and helped establish key programs and policies -- such as accountable care organizations and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation -- to improve the US health care delivery system. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Maine gets $6 million to implement health care law it's suing to stop
Lewiston Sun JournalDecember 2, 2011

Maine this week became one of 13 states awarded grants by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Maine is also one of 26 states challenging the constitutionality of a key component of the health care law, derisively called "Obamacare" by ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Stealing from the seniors
Calgary HeraldDecember 4, 2011

In two years, armed only with power-of-attorney papers and a trusting family in another province, the sibling, who lives closer to the mother, has chewed through hundreds of thou-sands of dollars meant to pay for care and provide a little cushion for ...more »

Living Wills
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CFO Jeff Atwater Appoints Law Enforcement Veteran to Lead the Division of ...
WCTVDecember 5, 2011

During Anderson's 25 years with the DEA, he has served in many high-level positions, including Instructor at the DEA Academy educating thousands of law enforcement personnel; Group Supervisor at DEA's Norfolk, Va., Office; Unit Chief of Operations ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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House Dems look to exempt Medicare from sequestration
The Hill (blog)December 1, 2011

About $500 billion of those cuts supposed to come from defense, and another $500 billion are required from social programs like Medicare. The law specifies that Medicare can be cut no more than 2 percent for a fiscal year, a cut of about $123 billion ...more »

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