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Challenges in the Investigation of Rating Agencies Admitted by the SEC

10/18/2011   The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is faced with a lot of obstacles in their quest to show proof of any wrongdoing committed by rating agencies. This was revealed by the enforcement chief of the agency, who
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Judge Upholds Some Sections of Immigration Law

10/17/2011   A group of farmers that have gathered Wednesday at the Gold Ridge Farm of Keith Smith spent a good portion of the afternoon answering queries and discussing what they learned from the ruling made a judge on the
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Post Dodd-Frank, Bankers Continue To Prevail In Preemption Fight

10/17/2011   State regulators and the Treasury Department insist that the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act effectively obliges national banks to comply with more state consumer protection measures. However, courts are not supporting these claims. Last week, a federal judge
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South Carolina Lottery Legality in Question

10/16/2011   Retailers in South Carolina who offer electronic sweepstakes to their customers are starting to feel jittery. This is revealed by a member of the S.C. Education Lottery Oversight Committee, a panel that is composed of state lawmakers and
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Oil Industry Considers Filing a Lawsuit against State Regulators

10/16/2011   Representatives of the petroleum industry met in Bakersfield Tuesday to discuss when, and not if, they should file a lawsuit against state regulators over what oil producers perceive as unnecessary delays in their review of oilfield injection projects
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Obama Administration Will Not Seek Further Appeals Review on Health Law Ruling

10/15/2011   The Obama administration has decided that it will not anymore ask a federal appeals court in Atlanta for a further review of a ruling that rejected the centerpiece of the present administration’s sweeping health care overhaul. This decision
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Significant Growth and Expansion Revealed By Mindcrest in its Report

10/15/2011   Significant growth, expansion, as well as focused offerings in antitrust review and IP litigation has been revealed by Mindcrest in its report. The firm is a leader and pioneer in legal services outsourcing. Mindcrest Inc this summer celebrated
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New Fees Are Being Added By Hotels

10/14/2011   The hotel industry is expected to rake in an additional $1.8 billion this year with its implementation of an assortment of new charges for room-service trays, early cancellations, bellhops and housekeeping. While mini-bar and telephone fees have long
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Jewelers Urge States to Change Limits On Cadmium

10/14/2011   The jewelry industry in the United States is urging states to amend laws that put limits on the toxic metal cadmium in trinkets of children and implement new voluntary guidelines it helped create, saying that stricter rules in
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Federal Judges Raise Various Concerns about Obama’s Healthcare Law

10/13/2011   A number of concerns were raised Friday by a conservative-leaning panel of federal appellate judges regarding President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, but suggested that the challenge to it may be a little bit too early. The arguments at the
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