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Tag Archives: federal law

Colleges’ bank deals saddle students with big fees

WASHINGTON — A public interest group says as many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs, sometimes even to access students’ financial aid money. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Higher Education Fund ...

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Wal-Mart discloses internal investigation

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart has opened an internal investigation to determine whether its overseas operations have complied with U.S. federal law as it pertains to permitting, licensing and inspections. The Bentonville, Ark., retailer offered few details about the investigation in ...

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EEOC sues Ellicott City senior living center over headscarf

An Ellicott City senior living facility is being sued for allegedly violating federal law for failing to hire a Muslim woman who would not remove her head scarf. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Morningside House ...

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Bankruptcy court finds DOMA unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO — The country’s largest consumer bankruptcy court has sided with a gay couple seeking to file a joint bankruptcy petition, taking the extraordinary step of deciding the federal law prohibiting same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. The Los Angeles-based court ...

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