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Fed pot crackdown hits Colo. shops near schools

Federal officials on Thursday began a California-style crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado that targets those located near schools, setting up a possible showdown with businesses that worked closely with state lawmakers to develop regulations they hoped would prevent such an action. U.S. Attorney John Walsh said 23 dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools… Continue Reading Fed pot crackdown hits Colo. shops near schools

Feds seize 150 websites in counterfeit crackdown

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Federal authorities have seized the domain names of 150 websites accused of selling counterfeit or pirated merchandise. The seizures were announced on “Cyber Monday,” the day that for many shoppers kicks off the online holiday shopping season. Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the FBI, led the investigation. ICE officials said the websites,… Continue Reading Feds seize 150 websites in counterfeit crackdown

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EU plans crackdown on rating agencies

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The European Union said Tuesday it wants to allow investors to sue credit rating agencies for compensation if they break EU regulations “intentionally or with gross negligence.” The proposal from the European Commission, the EU’s executive, is part of a new set of rules for credit rating agencies, which have found themselves under attack during… Continue Reading EU plans crackdown on rating agencies

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