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by Dish Staff Emily Bazelon profiles doctor and reproductive-rights activist Rebecca Gomperts, who “started Women on Web, a ‘telemedicine support service’ for women around the world who are seeking medical abortions.” Why Gomperts’ work matters:...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Happy long weekend! It’s a bummer that summer is over, but awesome that you get an extra work day off out of it. Awesome, also, that Netflix has a bunch more new titles you can watch with all that spare …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Kaitlin Menza | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Today's guest has been shaving his head for years until he said, "What if someone created a better way to do it?" Sounds easy right? Well actually... The post How tapping a niche market took a razor company from less than $1M to $10M in revenue – with...
From: Mixergy | By: Andrew Khalili | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison....
From: Fox News | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Between settlements, fines, legal fees, and loan reductions, Bank of America’s tab for its part in the mortgage meltdown is well over $50 billion, including last week’s record-setting $16.65 billion deal. And yet BofA is still trying to fight a nearly...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A former affiliate marketer for eBay who will start a 15-month federal prison sentence on Sept. 2 for a scam in which up to $35 million was paid out for false online sales leads has written a scathing, detailed account of why he believes eBay ignored...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history is being sentenced by a federal judge.
From: Fox News | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A man already imprisoned on a real estate fraud conviction has been charged in Florida with a multi-million dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.
From: Miami Herald | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A man already in prison on a real estate fraud conviction has been charged in Florida with a multi-million-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.
From: Miami Herald | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Happy long weekend! It’s a bummer that summer is over, but awesome that you get an extra work day off out of it. Awesome, also, that Netflix has a bunch more new titles you can watch with all that spare time off. OK! News: Melissa Rivers has released...
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Kaitlin Menza | Friday, August 29, 2014
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More and more companies who enjoy huge benefits operating in the U.S. are trying to weasel their way out of taxes...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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"Swatting" has been highlighted in the press when celebrities have been targeted, but that's only part of the story. Tech-savvy pranksters have called the police claiming to be at a home or building engaged in violence, sometimes claiming to have shot...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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KlearGear's unprecedented $3,500 charge for customer complaints tossed whatever little reputation it had down the drain and it's abusive actions earned it a $300,000 judgement when a former customer took it to court. Of course, the company only exists...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 8/30/2014. Social Media Information: BGN Facebook Page: BGN Twitter: Follow @BleedingGreen BGN Store: Buy a BGN T-shirt Manager: Brandon Lee Gowton Follow @BrandonGowton Click here to follow the entire BGN crew...
From: Bleeding Green Nation | By: Brandon Lee Gowton | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected former telecom minister Dayanidhi Marans demand to restrain the CBI from filing a charge sheet against him in the AircelMaxis deal arising out of the investigation into the 2G spectrum scam...
From: Hindustan Times | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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HYANNIS — A 39-year-old Malden woman wanted on 17 warrants out of Massachusetts and New Hampshire was arrested by the Barnstable Street Crime Unit on Thursday after she stole electronics from Best Buy, police said.
From: Cape Cod Times | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has closed a coal scam case against billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla and a former top bureaucrat that emerged in 2012 after an auditor's report on revenue loss to the exchequer from...
From: Reuters | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Tim Dickinson is out with a superb piece of reporting in Rolling Stone today–a long investigation that picks up where yesterday’s headlines about Burger King and Tim Horton’s (and last month’s about Walgreens) left off. It turns out that these...
From: The Atlantic | By: Bill McKibben | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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When you share too much your privacy and personal information is no longer your own Copyright: olechowski / 123RF Stock Photo Fairfax, Virginia - By now we’re all familiar with the infamous Nigerian Email scam; an unjustly deposed prince or official...
From: NRA Blog | By: LDalseide | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Sponsored Post: There's been no let up for Facebook as one of the biggest breeding grounds for scams. Learn the top 10 and how to protect yourself from them....
From: VentureBeat | By: Bianca Stanescu, Bitdefender | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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by Michael Grabell The California legislature has passed a bill that would hold companies legally responsible if the temp agencies and subcontractors they hire cheat workers out of their wages or put them in harm's way. Labor officials across the country...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Enforcement Directorate ED sources say the scamtainted Saradha Group may have diverted nearly Rs 750 crore to Bangladesh and West Asia with the help of the controversial political outfit Bangladesh JamaateIslami...
From: Hindustan Times | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The crime branch of Delhi Police has detected a large-scale admission scam in some DU colleges of south campus.
From: Times of India | Friday, August 29, 2014
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MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami man has been charged with wire fraud in connection with a scam that yielded millions of dollars from investors and a premium ticket package for the Miami Heat NBA basketball team, prosecutors said on Friday....
From: Reuters | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The reaction was expected given how technically difficult it would be to execute their vision of electrifying roads and highways with reinforced solar panels. Some questioned whether the application for solar is even necessary.  But one organization...
From: Greentech Media | By: Stephen Lacey | Friday, August 29, 2014
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BEACHES Beaches Museum Art Fest Beaches Museum and History Park will host the Beaches Art Fest 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the park, , 381 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach. For more beachesmuseum.org.   CLAY Clay Electric Co-o*****ues scam alert...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Staff | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Filed under: Scandals and Lawsuits, Ripoffs & Scams Image Source/Getty Images By CURT ANDERSON MIAMI -- The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Friday, August 29, 2014
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LOWELL, Mass. — Four members of a Lowell family have pleaded guilty to charges that they schemed to hide $25 million in wages from the Internal Revenue Service, federal prosecutors say.The family ran a temporary employment agency from 2004 to 2009,...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Friday, August 29, 2014
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There's no great secret that pre-season tickets are the biggest scam in the great cascade of scams that fuels the NFL machine. Season-ticket holders are compelled to pay full freight for two meaningless games played by guys they've never before or will...
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The man had allegedly used social media to advertise that he had stock of milk powder and diapers for sale, below retail price, but did not deliver.
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Joel Steinger, the ailing businessman who once lived in a Fort Lauderdale waterfront mansion while orchestrating a $1 billion-plus life insurance investment scam, faces up to 20 years in prison at his sentencing on Friday.
From: Miami Herald | Friday, August 29, 2014
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One of the more unfortunate side effects of police militarization isn't directly the fault of law enforcement agencies or their enablers at the Pentagon. But it is related. Thanks to the Drug War, nearly every town in the US has a SWAT team or one minutes...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Filed under: Scandals and Lawsuits, Ripoffs & Scams, Investing Shutterstock CINCINNATI -- A southwest Ohio money manager accused of bilking 141 investors in a Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $34.5 million...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Friday, August 29, 2014
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In a reprieve to top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others who were named as accused in its FIR in one of the coal blocks allocation scam cases CBI has filed a closure report in a special court in Delhi...
From: Hindustan Times | Friday, August 29, 2014
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In a reprieve to top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others, who were named as accused in its FIR in one of the coal blocks allocation scam cases, CBI has filed a closure report in a special court here.
From: Times of India | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Hurricane creates historic Calif. swellsAPAs the storm eased in the Pacific, surfers, body-boarders and onlookers crowded the shores for unusually larg surf breaks.Concerns about property damageMore hurricane coverageCristobal heads toward BermudaCar...
From: Good News Now | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history is being sentenced by a federal judge.
From: Miami Herald | Friday, August 29, 2014
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How much does it cost to manipulate an entire market? Not much. And it’s getting cheaper! It was leaked on Tuesday by “people with knowledge of that matter,” according to the Wall Street Journal, that VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers...
From: Naked Capitalism | By: David Dayen | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Users of Airbnb in New York who tried to scam the system are now being investigated by the state attorney general. The site that connects people with apartments they aren’t using to travelers who can’t afford hotels handed over data on 124 past and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Vivienne Scott | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A Denver judge has branded the owners of a Broomfield vacation travel club as swindlers and ordered them to pay $7 million in fines and restitution.
From: Denver Post | By: By Jason BlevinsThe Denver Post | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Dealer admits to outrageous scamAPA used-car dealer in N.J. pled guilty in a brazen scheme that a top official said put countless lives at risk.Plus, tips to protect car shoppersMore from AOL AutosCity that has worst accident rateCritters cause huge...
From: Good News Now | Friday, August 29, 2014
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This is quite the bold move. As a third rate, tax subsidized broadcasting outfit with a viewership in the single digits, I’d expect you’d try your best to fly under the radar. There is, after all, no conceivable reason for you to exist, nor is there...
From: Free Republic | By: The Matt Walsh Blog | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Police urge public to be wary of people leaving notices on doorBoynton Beach police are warning residents about a new scam being perpetrated in the city....
From: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | By: By Brett Clarkson, Sun Sentinel | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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“Don’t feed the trolls” is sound advice, but occasionally ignoring it can lead to rewards....
From: Miller McCune | By: Michael J. I. Brown | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A friend called me last week, freaking out about a telephone voice mail message she had received. An Internal Revenue Service agent was demanding she pay her tax bill or face dire consequences. She was particularly upset because she had just cleared...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The CBI on Thursday submitted its closure report in a city court in its probe into alleged irregularities related to the allocation of the two Odisha coal blocks in 2005 to aluminium maker Hindalco since it found no criminality giving a clean chit to...
From: Hindustan Times | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Widening its probe into what is turning out to be a mega cash-for-loan scam, the CBI registered two more inquiries against Bank of Maharashtra and UCO Bank.
From: Times of India | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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SOUTHINGTON — State police are warning people of a possible telephone scam involving computers reported to them by Southington Police Department....
From: Hartford Courant | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday carried out raids at 21 locations in West Bengal and Assam in connection with the multicrore Saradha scam...
From: Hindustan Times | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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