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Where there's a will: How to minimize probate fees
Globe and MailAugust 1, 2011

Likewise, the death benefits of any insurance policies on your life will sidestep probate fees if you name beneficiaries under those policies. By designating beneficiaries (other than your estate), these assets fall outside of your estate and pass ...more »

How Andy Haldane gets his haircut
FT Alphaville (blog)August 2, 2011

As readers will no doubt be aware, haircuts on secured finance transactions are impressively pro-cyclical. As prices on the underlying asset fall, counterparties start demanding extra cash or collateral to compensate them for the added risk. ...more »

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Citizenship
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Alabama immigration law option to sue police runs counter to trend
al.com (blog)August 26, 2011

But it has become another concern for law enforcement personnel who already fear the law will fill their jails, burden officers with paperwork and expose them to accusations of racial profiling. "If someone really wants to go after law enforcement, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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US Alters Policy on Deporting Immigrants
Wall Street JournalAugust 19, 2011

The announcement comes as several states seek to pass laws to crack down on illegal immigrants, including millions who flocked to the US before the recession to take blue-collar jobs in construction, agriculture and hospitality. ...more »

Deportation
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Photographer reports bullies; gay Malaysian pastor to marry in NY
Windy City TimesAugust 25, 2011

18, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced a case-by-case review of all current and future deportation cases—what advocates cite as another milestone in the fight to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Democratic New York ...more »

Gulf Countries Tighten Entry Rules
Jerusalem PostAugust 25, 2011

Kuwait, which in May barred visitors from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan on national security grounds, last week announced that it was temporarily suspending the issuing of commercial-visit visas from September 1. ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Immigration law threatens tag renewals
Troy MessengerAugust 26, 2011

The law allows police officers, in conducting routine traffic stops, to arrest those they suspect of being illegal immigrants. Other provisions make it a crime to transport or provide shelter to an illegal immigrant. It also requires schools to report ...more »

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