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4 Signs the Economy Will Recover in 2011

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Bullish predictions for economic recovery made this time last year were quashed by the European debt crisis. Forecasters are once again expressing optimism, projecting that 2011 will bring robust economic growth. They point to several key performance indicators to support their outlook. This time, unlike last year, they may be right. Here are 4 signs…
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WikiLeaks Spreads to Print: Assange Signs a Book Deal

It’s probably no surprise to anyone that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has a book deal. You don’t dominate the news for months on end without someone in the publishing and movie business approaching you for your story. What may surprise you is why Assange will be writing his autobiography, due next year: not because he…
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Medicare to Pay for Advance Health Care Planning

Starting January 1, Medicare will reimburse doctors for voluntary advance health care planning. The new rule encourages doctors and patients to discuss end-of-life treatment options during patients’ annual wellness visits. The information and insight gained can then be used to create an advance health care directive or living will, which communicate instructions for end-of-life care…
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WikiLeaks Dumped Again: Bank of America Stops Processing Payments

Last Friday, Bank of America joined the ranks of Amazon, PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa Europe in denying service to WikiLeaks. The bank has said it will not help process payments or any other transactions it has reason to believe are for WikiLeaks, because the organization “may be engaged in activities that are, among other things,…
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Episode 9: It’s a WikiLeaks World

WikiLeaks has been dominating conversations and the news for weeks now, and it doesn’t look to be getting old anytime soon, especially given Assange‘s intimations about an upcoming exposé on a corporation. To catch up on what’s going on with WikiLeaks and how it affects governments, corporations and you, we talked to Canadian legal commentator…
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