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Proposal would penalize companies for data breaches (access required)

A bill that would require organizations processing the personal information of more than 10,000 people to put data protection requirements in place has been introduced in the Senate. The Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act, S.1535, was introduced by ...

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Construction materials pricing rising slowly (access required)

Construction materials prices are on their way up, albeit more slowly than anticipated. According to the Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index, construction materials prices rose modestly by 0.3 percent in July compared to a month previous and are 8.9 ...

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Del Monte seeks injunction against FDA (access required)

Fruit purveyor Del Monte has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to stop the agency’s halt on importing cantaloupe that the company says the government incorrectly believes is the source of a Salmonella outbreak. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. ...

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Commentary: Economic turmoil might benefit commercial real estate

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The economic turmoil seen in our nation over the past few weeks may actually benefit commercial real estate. At least that is what Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis feels based on a report that it released ...

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Commentary: Healthy secondary market vital (access required)

BALTIMORE, Md. – What is the American Dream? For many, the fulfillment of the American Dream is homeownership. To that end, a healthy and accessible primary mortgage market is vital to the success of that dream. And an efficient secondary ...

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Key obstacles block Arizona-Mexico fence construction

PHOENIX, Ariz. – A committee that is raising money to build a new fence on the Arizona-Mexico border will face a crippling reality check when it comes to the two things it needs most – money and land. The state’s ...

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15-year loans popular among refinancers in U.S. (access required)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Mortgage rates hit near record lows recently when nervous consumers and international investors rushed to buy United States treasury bonds. As a result, more people are moving to refinance. Roy Clennan, president of Colorado mortgage brokerage ...

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Oregon Fred Meyer store gets solar panels (access required)

The Fred Meyer store that opened in Wilsonville, Ore., this month features the same goods as the company’s other 130 stores, but it is the first one to feature solar panels. Five hundred aluminum solar panels manufactured by REC Solar were ...

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Nonresident California workers entitled to overtime under state law (access required)

Nonresident employees of a California software company were entitled to overtime under state law for work performed within the state, the California Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from the 9th Circuit. The plaintiffs were employed to ...

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