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U.S. foreclosure filings drop to three-year low

Foreclosure activity in the nation hit a three-year low in February, according to data released Thursday by California-based RealtyTrac.

But whether the latest figures are a sign that the foreclosure crisis is abating is open to debate.

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Estate tax bill is signed into law

A bill that exempts estates smaller than $5 million ($10 million for married couples) from the federal estate tax, and creates a maximum estate tax rate of 35 percent, has passed the House and Senate and was signed by President Barack Obama.

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Thomas’ wife to leave conservative group

Just weeks after making headlines for a phone call that revived a decades-old controversy surrounding her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas is stepping down as head of the conservative group she founded earlier this year.

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My supervisor’s work style or my own?

One question paralegals have is how to work for someone who has a different work style from their own. Many of us have found ourselves in work situations where our supervising attorneys want us to work in a different way. ...

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Republicans go on Kagan offensive early

In the early opening statements from members of the Senate Judicial Committee in the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, Republicans gave a preview of some of questions they will put to the nominee tomorrow - and made much of a 1995 law review article Kagan penned lamenting the fact that nominees rarely gave candid answers about their views.

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Reefer madness in Colorado

At a time when most industries are still struggling, businesses that supply goods and services to medical marijuana dispensaries are flourishing.

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