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Berkshire paying $150M for Omaha newspaper company
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionDecember 1, 2011

Berkshire owns more than 80 subsidiaries, including clothing, insurance, furniture, utility, jewelry and corporate jet companies. It also has big investments in companies including Coca-Cola Co. and Wells Fargo & Co.more »

How employers can prepare for labor relations changes
Smart Business NetworkDecember 1, 2011

... such as employees talking among themselves about their terms and conditions of employment in ways that may be protected under the National Labor Relations Act. This certainly can provide more exposure to possible unfair labor practice charges for ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Webinar to Provide Insight into Year-end Requirements for Physicians ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 5, 2011

... who assists physicians, primarily on the west coast of Florida, with their practices and personal estate planning needs. In practice for 27 years, Gassman is a frequent author and speaker on topics related to asset protection and tax planning.more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Plan for the unexpected
Pacific Daily NewsDecember 4, 2011

Deeper questions may come into play about guardianship and the long-term financial care of the surviving children. We can't predict what might happen to us. What we can do is put measures in place that protect our families, especially our dependents, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Bucks County Law Firm Curtin & Heefner Supports Community with Thanksgiving ...
Citybizlist (press release)December 15, 2011

The firm has various practice groups with attorneys who focus on specific areas of the law including business and municipal finance, estates, trusts and tax, real estate, commercial litigation, banking, creditors' rights, personal injury, bad faith and ...more »

Living Trusts
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Senior-housing market booms
Kansas City StarDecember 1, 2011

In the third quarter of 2011 alone, 39 senior housing deals worth $5.5 billion were completed, primarily by real estate investment trusts that specialize in housing for the elderly. That figure includes independent-living and assisted-living...more »

Power Of Attorney
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What happens to your business if you're gone -- for good?
CBS NewsDecember 2, 2011

One option to try to get around guardianship is to set up a power of attorney that allows your agent to act on your behalf under the circumstances and scope of authority you specify. Or you can set up a trust, place the business in the trust, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Syria regulates Real Estate Ownership for Non-Syrians
Day Press NewsDecember 2, 2011

DAMASCUS- Syrian Interior Ministry issued Thursday a decision on the real estate ownership for non-Syrians, in accordance with the Law No. 11 for 2011, especially article 3, and provisions of the cabinet's decision issued on August 08, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Huntsman, at NH town hall meeting: Leaders must rebuild trust
The Union LeaderDecember 9, 2011

Huntsman also said he'd work to repeal the health care reform law critics call “Obamacare,” because it fails to do anything substantive to reduce the cost of health care in America. “We have a $3 trillion industry … and half of that is nonsense, ...more »

How to make sure you have a happy Christmas
The IndependentDecember 3, 2011

If they are able to produce proof the item was sent and you have still not received the gifts then you may be able to claim your money back thanks to a clause in the Consumer Credit Act. If you bought via a debit card the act allows you to claim back ...more »


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