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Mortgage brokers to be fingerprinted and registered

http://news.yahoo.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mortgage loan originators will have to be fingerprinted and sign up to a central registry to do business in future, according to final rules issued on Wednesday by the Federal Reserve and other regulators.

The rules are part of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008, also called the S.A.F.E. Act.

They were issued by the Fed, Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, Office of Thrift Supervision, Farm Credit Administration and National Credit Union Administration.

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Clearwater's lifeguard station needs to be handicapped-accessible

http://www.tampabay.com

"...government regulations are requiring that their headquarters on the beach be made handicapped-accessible, even though the only people who ever use the two-story building are the lifeguards."

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San Francisco considers banning sale of pets except fish

http://www.sfgate.com

Sell a guinea pig, go to jail.... That's the law under consideration by San Francisco's Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country's first ban on the sale of all pets except fish.

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Gold or silver transaction over $600? Get ready for tax form

http://www.caseyresearch.com

Amid the latest orgy of new regulation from an out-of-control federal government: a requirement that coin dealers file a Form 1099 for each purchase or sale of gold or silver above $600. The new reporting requirement is slated to go into effect January 1, 2012.

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New Ban on "Light" Cigarettes to Begin this Week

http://www.google.com

WASHINGTON — A US law banning the selling of so-called "light" or "mild" cigarettes took effect Tuesday, but some anti-tobacco groups say the makers are sidestepping the rules by using color-coding packaging.

The packaging says, "Your Marlboro Lights pack is changing. But your cigarette stays the same. In the future, ask for 'Marlboro in the gold pack."

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Man jailed by courts after courts bankrupt him

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com

Jeff Dolan spent Father’s Day in jail, locked away in jail because he couldn’t pay child support, but he couldn’t pay child support because he was unemployed and he was unemployed because the court took his driver’s license for failure to pay child support, after he went bankrupt paying his court costs.

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One Candidate’s Idea: Office of the Repealer

http://www.nytimes.com

Senator Sam Brownback, the Republican from Kansas who is hoping to become governor, has proposed a new Kansas entity, the State Office of the Repealer, whose job it would be to start disposing of all the silly, needless, over-the-top regulations that state officials have dreamed up.

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Internet 'kill switch' proposed for US

http://www.zdnet.com.au

The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.

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Residents get 6 votes each in suburban NY election

http://news.yahoo.com

Arthur Furano voted early — five days before Election Day. And he voted often, flipping the lever six times for his favorite candidate. Furano cast multiple votes on the instructions of a federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted to help boost Hispanic representation.

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EPA Classifies Milk as Oil, Forcing Costly Rules on Farmers

http://www.mlive.com

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is classifying milk as oil because it contains a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil.
The Hesperia farmer and others would be required to develop and implement spill prevention plans for milk storage tanks. The rules are set to take effect in November, though that date might be pushed back.

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