From the monthly archives:

February 2010

You may remember back in May when a Chicago resident tweeted about her property management company being OK with moldy apartments. That resident, Amanda Bonnen, was subsequently sued by Horizon Group Management for publishing a false and defamatory tweet on Twitter May 12. The tweet read: “Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad [...]

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Safe Travels

by Morgan O'Rourke on February 23, 2010 · 0 comments

The airline industry gets a lot of bad press, what with the occasional terrorist threat, security hassles and new fees for blankets and the like, but they deserve to get credit for when they’re doing things right. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an airline industry trade group, 2009 was the second safest year [...]

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U.S. airports will now be randomly swabbing the hands of passengers to check for traces of explosive materials. You may be familiar with this technique as it was previously used with carry-on baggage of some passengers. Soon now, though, travelers can expect to see the increased random use of ETD [explosive trace detection] technology in [...]

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It looks as though the Treasury secretary may soon have a role overseeing individual financial companies. In a move to help monitor systemic risk throughout the financial arena, Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) is looking to release a bill next week that would overhaul financial regulation with sweeping reform. Lawmakers and government officials have agreed that Washington [...]

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