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Report: US Agency Erred On United Pension Values
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 »

Should animals be stunned before slaughter?
BBC NewsDecember 1, 2011

Both faiths put great emphasis on animal welfare, and adhere to a one-cut method of slaughter, intended to ensure the animal's rapid death. Under Jewish and Islamic law, animals for slaughter must be healthy and uninjured at the time of death, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Task force created to combat scams targeted at homeowners
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersDecember 2, 2011

Washington, DC - The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the US Department of the Treasury has announced the creation of a joint task force to ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Alabama's Imperiled Immigration Law Clogs Government Machinery
BusinessWeekDecember 15, 2011

Alabama, which census data last year showed was 3.9 percent Hispanic, compared with 16.3 percent nationwide, is among five states that passed immigration laws modeled on Arizona's tough 2010 statute. Now, after months of hassles in local government ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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2 stepping down at Pulliam trust
Indianapolis StarDecember 4, 2011

The two new board members are Kent E. Agness, a retired partner of the Indianapolis-based Barnes & Thornburg law firm; and Lisa Shover-Kackley, a marketing executive in Arizona. Both have long ties to the Pulliam trust. The board's third trustee, ...more »

'We could hack the Queen's medical records if we wanted'
Naked SecurityDecember 16, 2011

The documentary spoke to some possible victims of just such a Trojan attack: Ian Hurst, a former British army intelligence officer who handled IRA informers in Northern Ireland, and Jane Winter of British-Irish Rights Watch. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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December calendar
Southwest Community ConnectionDecember 1, 2011

Acquire up to date knowledge about wills, living trusts, health care documents, issues regarding guardian-ship and conservatorship plus power of attorney. Explore strategies to minimize or eliminate Oregon estate taxes, avoid probate and retain ...more »

Estate Administration
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Lehman Trustee Seeks OK for $18.3 Billion Allocation
Wall Street JournalDecember 2, 2011

The trustee unwinding the brokerage of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. wants court approval to allocate $18.3 billion to a fund that will be used to pay back customers. In a late Thursday filing with US Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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FBI Spied on Muslims at Interfaith Events
Onislam.netDecember 2, 2011

The ACLU report said that the FBI overstepped its authority and was violating the trust of groups that agreed to meet law enforcement officers. NEW YORK – A leading US civil liberties group blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation over reports that ...more »

Why now is the time to take advantage of gift tax exemptions
Smart Business NetworkDecember 1, 2011

Now is the time to sit down with your estate planner to take advantage of tax law that likely will change in the coming year. The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 increased the applicable exclusion amount ...more »


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