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2014-01-23 12:32:30

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts recently released its bankruptcy statistics for the 2013 fiscal year that included 1,071,399 Chapter 7 and 13 cases filed nationwide. Amidst all of these filings, 2013 was also a year of change as large credit counseling agencies suffered their own financial losses and the Final Rule was adopted by the Executive Office for United States Trustees to regulate these agencies. Many of the...

2005-09-09 17:41:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A House of Representatives panel said on Friday it would hold hearings on the government's response to Hurricane Katrina as plans for a Republican-led joint Senate-House inquiry stalled. House Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican, said the first hearing on the widely criticized response to the disaster would be on Thursday. "It has become increasingly clear that local, state and federal government agencies failed to meet the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.