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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Sep 8, 2011

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Sep 08, 2011 Fighting Backlog in Patents, Senate Approves Overhaul

QUOTE: The Senate approved a sweeping reform of the nation’s patent laws on Thursday, sending to President Obama a bill that changes the system for determining priority for inventions at the patent office and provides more financing for an agency beset by application backlogs and outdated computer systems. After rejecting proposed amendments to a bill approved by the House last June, the Senate voted 89 to 9 to pass the bill, completing an effort of at least six years to overhaul the patent office’s operations and the procedures by which patents can be challenged.

New York Times
Jun 14, 2011 Banks Turn to Schumer on Patents

QUOTE: After years of fighting Mr. Ballard at the federal Patent Office, in court and across a negotiating table, the banks went to see one of their best friends in Congress, Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, who inserted into a patent overhaul bill a provision that appears largely aimed at helping banks rid themselves of the Ballard problem.

New York Times
Apr 08, 2011 House Votes Against ‘Net Neutrality’

QUOTE: But Republicans in the House maintained that the order exceeded the F.C.C.’s authority and put the government in the position of overseeing what content a consumer could see and which companies would benefit from Internet access... “This is a bill that will end the Internet as we know it and threaten the jobs, investment and prosperity that the Internet has brought to America,” Mr. Waxman said.

New York Times
Mar 11, 2011 Give Up Familiar Light Bulb? Not Without Fight, Some Say

QUOTE: To Representative Joe Barton, the Texas Republican who has sponsored a bill to reverse the new guidelines, that nevertheless means Congress is dictating what types of light Americans can use in their homes.

New York Times
Dec 01, 2010 F.T.C. Backs Plan to Honor Privacy of Online Users

QUOTE: Saying that online companies have failed to protect the privacy of Internet users, the Federal Trade Commission recommended a broad framework for commercial use of Web consumer data, including a simple and universal “do not track” mechanism that would essentially give consumers the type of control they gained over marketers with the national “do not call” registry.

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Jul 29, 2010 S.E.C. Charges Brothers With $550 Million Fraud

QUOTE: Samuel and Charles Wyly, the billionaire brothers from Dallas who are large donors to philanthropies and to conservative causes, were charged Thursday with conducting an extensive securities fraud that the Securities and Exchange Commission said reaped $550 million in undisclosed gains.

New York Times
Jun 25, 2010 In Deal, New Authority Over Wall Street

QUOTE: An overhaul of the nation’s financial regulatory system, reached after an all-night Congressional horse-trading session, will vastly expand the authority of the federal government over Wall Street in a bid to curb the free-wheeling culture that led to the near collapse of the world economy in 2008.

New York Times
Aug 01, 2009 TV Contestants: Tired, Tipsy and Pushed to Brink

QUOTE: But with no union representation, participants on reality series are not covered by Hollywood workplace rules governing meal breaks, minimum time off between shoots or even minimum wages.... But interviews with two dozen former contestants — most of whose agreements expired after three years — from half a dozen reality series suggest that the programs routinely use isolation, sleeplessness and alcohol to encourage wild behavior.

New York Times
May 26, 2009 AT&T May Have Swayed ‘Idol’ Results

QUOTE: AT&T, one of the biggest corporate sponsors of “American Idol,” might have influenced the outcome of this year’s competition by providing phones for free text-messaging services and lessons in casting blocks of votes at parties organized by fans of Kris Allen, the Arkansas singer who was the winner of the show last week.

New York Times
Jul 18, 2008 Tour de France Team Out After Test

QUOTE: The Tour de France lost one of its top teams Thursday when Italian rider Riccardo Ricco tested positive for a new-generation variant of the blood-boosting drug EPO and his Saunier Duval-Scott team withdrew from the race. Ricco, the winner of two stages in the Tour’s first nine days and in ninth place in the race so far, tested positive after the fourth stage of the race last week, according to the French Anti-Doping Agency.

New York Times
Jun 26, 2008 Hollywood Braces for an Actors’ Strike

QUOTE: SAG’s leadership is lobbying Aftra members to reject the contract offer because the larger union says it does not offer enough in minimum wages for major television series roles and does not secure adequate payments for the digital use of actors’ work. SAG is also seeking new rules on product placement and an increase in allowance for gas and travel costs.

New York Times
May 01, 2008 ‘Idol’ Judge Admits Rehearsal Guided Her

QUOTE: The issue raises questions about the credibility of the show....The judges frequently warn the contestants that they have to inspire and excite the audience each week and that they risk elimination if they let their attention wane. “American Idol” has long promoted that each contestant’s fate hangs on the live broadcast, when anything can happen.

New York Times
Jul 25, 2007 Tour in Tatters: Team Ousts the Race Leader

QUOTE: Chaos and disgrace enveloped the Tour de France early Thursday after the event’s overall leader, Michael Rasmussen, was removed from the race by his Rabobank team for lying about where he was training.

New York Times
May 26, 2007 Danish Cyclist Admits Doping in Tour Victory

QUOTE: Bjarne Riis, a former Danish cyclist who won the 1996 Tour de France, admitted yesterday that he used several banned drugs, including EPO, steroids and human growth hormone, while competing in the 1990s, becoming the first champion of the sport’s most prestigious competition to confess to doping.

New York Times
Feb 16, 2007 Cycling Race Did Not Test for Drug of Its Sponsor

QUOTE: And now, organizers of the Tour of California, who boasted after last year’s race that no riders tested positive for banned substances, have acknowledged that riders were not tested for what has become the sport’s most abused drug — the blood booster known as EPO.

New York Times
Apr 05, 2002 Pension Change Puts the Burden on the Worker

QUOTE: [401(k)'s and similar retirement accounts]...lack the protections of the old pension plans, like a guaranteed benefit and federal insurance to protect retirees if the company goes bankrupt.

New York Times
Oct 20, 1999 A Whole Other Type of E-trade: Internet Firms Swap Ad Space, Then Count It As Revenue

QUOTE: In few cases do investors have any idea how big barter has become. Most companies that include barter deals in their reported revenue, like Sportsline, do not mention the practice in their earnings news releases. Only by reading far into a company's quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission would an investor find disclosures about such transactions.

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