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NYC Labor Deals With Unions Affirmed By Appeals Court

8/26/2011   A Manhattan judge has ruled that the labor agreement of the city of New York with fifty unions is not in violation of the federal labor law. The city said that this court ruling will pave the way
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Peach Growers in South Carolina Depend on Mexican Labor

8/25/2011   South Carolina’s peach industry is heavily dependent on Mexican farm workers, who arrive each ear with H2A visas to a state where the illegal immigrant sentiment has deepened. Russel Ott of the South Carolina Farm Bureau said that
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College Charged By The Justice Department Of Breaking The Law

8/25/2011   The Obama administration and four other states, is accusing a private, for-profit college of unlawfully disbursing money to recruiters to enroll students in an $11 billion scam. This is the latest action in the long-running investigation of the
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Farmers Aiming For Guest Worker Program

8/24/2011   While the bill that seeks to crack down on illegal immigrants is being debated in Congress, farmers in California are trying to find a way to bring foreign guest workers into the United States. They say that it
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Groups Ask Obama to Use ‘Any Legal Means’ to Stop Fracking

8/24/2011   President Barack Obama is being pressed by a coalition of environmental groups to use every means necessary to stop the controversial extraction method of natural gas, which is known as “hydraulic fracturing.” The goal of the environmental coalition
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Worker Law Worries Industry Leaders

8/23/2011   The North Coast farm industry, which traditionally relied heavily on both legal and illegal immigrants, are increasingly getting worried about a proposal by Republican Congressmen requiring all employers to verify the legal immigration status of their workers electronically.
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Office Apps Legal Industry Sales Team Disbanded by Microsoft

8/23/2011   Microsoft’s team of legal-industry specialists whose duty is focused on selling Office applications to big law firms were disbanded by the software giant this week. Ironically, the team became a victim of its own success and was deemed
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Rifle Hunting Allowed by New Law in Wyoming County

8/22/2011   Rifle hunting has now become legal in Wyoming County. This is after the bill permitting the use of rifles when hunting in that place was signed into law. Traditionally, hunters in Wyoming County can only use shotguns, muzzleloaders,
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Cap on the Trucking Industry Proposed

8/22/2011   A limit in size and weight of semi trucks, as well as the driver hours-of-service, is being sought by advocates for the purpose of making the roads a little bit safer. Highlighting their push for reform on interstate
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Use of Plastic Checkout Bags is Now Banned

8/21/2011   The East Hampton Village Board on Friday voted to prohibit the use of plastic checkout bags in the area. Before it was ultimately passed, a lot of comments were heard from people on opposite sides of the debate.
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