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Check crowdfunding investments carefully; pitfalls abound
Palm Beach Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

However, crowdfunding is about to take on a new dimension in the world of investing. Federal legislation at this writing was being finalized to let small companies issue stock with significantly limited registration and disclosure requirements.more »

It's Your Business
Topeka Capital JournalApril 1, 2012

Theresa Marcel Schwartz has been appointed to the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts as a consumer member, replacing Diane M. Minear. Schwartz, whose term expires July 31, 2014, is employed as the associate general counsel for the Kansas Board of ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Small businesses at center of healthcare debate
Boston.com (blog)April 3, 2012

With the Supreme Court hearing arguments on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, everyone in the country is waiting to hear whether or not they will be required to purchase health insurance in the future. Small businesses are not excluded ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Eileen Ambrose: Health care reform misunderstood
Bradenton HeraldApril 2, 2012

The health care law would stop those practices. The law doesn't take full effect until 2014, but many provisions have kicked in early and are improving lives. Chronically sick kids can't be denied insurance coverage anymore.more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Oakland: Police search for armed suspect near Jack London Square
San Jose Mercury NewsApril 13, 2012

OAKLAND -- Police have surrounded a hotel near Jack London Square, where they are searching for a armed suspect wanted in Southern California for elder abuse and kidnapping. The search began about 11:20 am for the suspect at the Jack London Inn at 444 ...more »

Living Wills
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Mississippi town's immigrants pray bill will die
Gadsden TimesApril 1, 2012

Law enforcement departments that don't comply would be subject to fines of up to $5000 per day. An estimated 45000 illegal immigrants live in Mississippi, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. The bill's chief author, Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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The wrong fix for Medicare
Baltimore SunApril 2, 2012

Unfortunately, a new federal board now threatens to change Medicare for the worse. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was established by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The board will consist of 15 members, appointed by the executive branch.more »

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