August 14, 2012

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Law:

Weil Gotshal, Freshfields, Latham, Orrick: Business of Law
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Standard Chartered Accuser, Cleary, Willkie: Business of Law
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McGuireWoods Must Forfeit $7 Million in Fees --- The Opinion
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Bankruptcy Still Can’t Save You From Law School Debt, But That Doesn’t Mean Judges Have to Like It
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And Now for McKool Smith’s Next Trick . . .
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Unplanned Capital Calls Often a Sign of Trouble, Industry Analysts Say
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ATL Summer Associate Event Contest: The Winner!
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"I watched your last few seconds of life, and I prayed for you! I saw you saved lives by your effort."
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A look at the Midwestern legal market
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Women Lawyers Gain Ground in the Fortune 500 --- 20+ Percent of Fortune 500 GC Are Female
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N.J. Firms Show No Net Gains in Gender or Ethnic Diversity
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Wick Phillips Gould & Martin adds associate
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Laid Off More Than Once, and Seeking a Career
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Response To Your Law School Asking For Money
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Trading s-- for good grades?
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“The End of Law Reviews?”
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14 Things Some Dumb--- Didn't Know When He Graduated From Law School
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Yes, Your Social Media Account Could Ruin Your Career
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Justice Department opposes illegal immigrant's bid to practice law
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Navy Suits for Interviewing
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Review: PUSH Legal -- statutes + rules, plus the seminal cases
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Miniature golf helps lawyers network for jobs
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Restored Factory Sees Shift from Tin Works and Kerosene Lamps to Law Firm Back-Office Support
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The Practice: Conferences and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
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Oregon Chief District Judge Blasts High Cost of Legal Ed
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Innovation Initiative Is Inspiring ‘Cultural Awakening’ at Nixon Peabody
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Must-Read For All In-House Lawyers!!
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New Ombudsman to Set the Tone for Whistleblowers at DOJ
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A new start, thanks to the law - From felon to high court wiz
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The Latest Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza
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Parent Volunteer Sues Mom-and-Dad Law Grads Charged with Framing Her in Fake Drug-Possession Case
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Lawyer Gets 18 Months in Claimed Scheme to Steal and Sell Corporate Identities
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Top Nevada Court Says Attorney Son Can Represent Dad in Divorce From Mom
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Lawyer: George Zimmerman Has To Live 'Like A Hermit' --- Trayvon Martin killer makes another appeal for a new judge
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Board calls for disbarment of cigar-smuggling lawyer
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Your Favorite Gadgets
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House Committee Sues AG Holder for Civil Contempt, Asks Judge to Nix Obama Executive Privilege Claim
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PI Attorney Plans to Do SLU Law Dean’s Job for a Year, Plus His Own Law Practice
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Paul Ryan's wife Janna Ryan: Stay-at-home mom, lawyer and thrifty shopper
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Meet Joe DeAngelo: Dead Man Floating
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Cops: Woman Stabs Fiance To Death Hours Before Wedding
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Say What?!
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Judges:

Angry Judge in YouTube Video Calls Unrelated Ethics Case re ‘Overwhelming’ Caseload ‘Infuriating’
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DC Superior Court judge robbed at gunpoint
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Oregon judge blasts law schools for burdening graduates with oppressive debt
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None of the Supreme Court Justices Has Battle Experience
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Legal Analyst Creates SCOTUS Nominee Short List
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Hawaii at a time like this? Judges' trip to Maui raises eyebrows
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State judges decry corporate interest spending in judicial elections
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Wall Street:

Stock futures up after Europe data; retail sales on tap
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Stocks slip after six sessions of gains
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10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell
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If It's Your First Year At Merrill, This Is How Much Your Bonus Will Be
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Knight Capital's Furious Recovery As A Player In The Markets
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Why High-Frequency Trading Doesn't Compute --- Why the Benefits From High Speed Trading Have Ended
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Layoffs:

FedEx to offer voluntary buyout to US employees
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These Big Companies Are Hiring A Bunch Of People Right Now
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Bismarck tops list of booming job markets
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Telecoms:

Nortel Bankruptcy Entering Final Stages
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Economy:

US Small Business Sentiment Slips Again in July: NFIB
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The 13 Most Pressing Risks To The Global Economy Right Now
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Why College May Not Be Worth the Huge Expense
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Serious Mortgage Delinquencies and In-Foreclosure by State
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BofA's $8.5 Billion Mortgage Accord Set for May Hearing
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Foreclosure Law Firm Sues Bankruptcy Attorney Who Questioned Its 'Systematic Overbilling'
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Insurer Sues OneWest Bank for $355 Million
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Fitch: CFPB Rules Could Standardize and Consolidate US Servicers
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Big Banks Pushed to Outsource Mortgages
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Metro Detroit foreclosures decline, but expect another increase
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Luxury Mall Hits the Wall
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Paul Ryan favors dissolving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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Lehman Brothers prepares Archstone IPO
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Retailing:

Sears moving forward with store spin off
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The Biggest Reason That Abercrombie & Fitch Is In Huge Trouble
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Autos:

GM unit bids for Ally international businesses
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Celebs:

Jose Canseco Files for Bankruptcy To Escape Tax Debt
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'Troubleshooter' Tom Martino eyes Chapter 11 move
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Families of Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte go broke in pursuit of Olympic gold
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Aviation:

The union for American’s flight attendants reiterates voting advice, just days before deadline
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American CEO Tom Horton could decide on a merger “within weeks”
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Bankruptcy Court To Consider HBC/Pilatus Dispute
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AMR: "Happy happy happy Saturday. Happy Saturday to you!"
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Autos:

Auto Bailout Will Cost $3.4 Billion More Than Expected
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Alternative Energy:

Solyndra agrees to $3.5 mln employee layoff settlement
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Municipalities:

Moody's: Q2 Public Finance Downgrades Highest in Ten Years
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Bankrupt Alabama county to decide future of indigent care hospital
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Bank of America Sells Jefferson County Bonds, Ends Appeal
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JPMorgan Sued by Community College Over Bond Contract
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California Schools Barring Taxes Push Bills to 2051
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Brokers:

Wasendorf Dream Building Languishes After Peregrine Fall
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Peregrine Financial Group CEO indicted for lying to regulators
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Fraud:

California fund manager makes gamble on insider trial stand
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A Peek Inside a Forensic Fraud Investigation
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Corporate Governance:

New York Court Adopts Delaware “Common Sense” Test for Assessing Whether Claims Assert Derivative or Direct Harm
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Gambling:

Jerry's Nugget seeking bankruptcy protection
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IP:

Reports: Eastman Kodak Delays Patent Sale Results As Bids Come In Very Low
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Museums:

More arguments scheduled in Slavery Museum bankruptcy case
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Finance:

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About CDOs (But Were Afraid to Ask)
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Tax:

Offshore: There’s no fooling the IRS
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Health Care:

Sadler Clinic in Texas Moves to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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You just can’t see this often enough
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Tech:

Elpida Bondholders Said to Argue Micron Buyout Bid Too Low --- Elpida bondholders offer $383 mln loan in rival plan
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Corporate Reform:

Is That It for Financial Crisis Cases?
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CFPB Recruiting Undercover Agents To Spy On Financial Institutions
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(8 new opinions today - DBN)

Bankruptcy Court Web/Pacer Site Directory

Chapter 7, 12 & 13 Private Trustee Locator
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Recent Ch. 11 Filings (29 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (12 new filings today)
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Bankruptcy Code - Prior BK Codes - Bankruptcy Rules
(large downloads)

UCLA-LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database
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Bankruptcy Jobs:

(1)- (2)- (3)- (4)- (5)- (6)- (7)- (8)- (9)- (10)
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Seminars - (Contact us to list your seminar)

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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Personal bankruptcy filings drop nationwide and in Mass.
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Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Cross-Border:

Octaviar Administration Pty Ltd Files for Bankruptcy in U.S.
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Vitro SAB Files Opening Brief in Chapter 15 Appeal
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Trustees:

Bankruptcy Court Validates Right of Holder to Elect Chapter 7 Trustee
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Litigation:

E-Discovery Case Law Update
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Steel:

Latest mystery: Who is the actual bidder of Sparrows Point?
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Decision impending on Ohio steel mill
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Mingo USW Mill Workers Miffed
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Banking:

Dimon: 'It's A Free. F----ing. Country.'
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StanChart Is Having a Hard Time Getting to 'Yes' with Lawsky --- StanChart: Top Firm Case Said More About Alleged Old-Fashioned Cover Up --- Standard Chartered CEO in New York, May Attend Hearing --- StanChart CEO takes lead in Iran probe talks
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Ex-Barclays trader Merchant, under LIBOR scrutiny, exits UBS
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Top lawyer at bank regulator OCC to retire after 19 years --- Before Her Time
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Debt Collection:

The Flawed Credit Card Debt Collection Process --- Credit Card Debt Collection Looks a Lot Like Foreclosure Fraud --- The Next Financial Bubble? --- Consumer Lawyer Says Credit Card Debt Collection Suits Are a ‘Robo-Signing Redux’
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Hollywood Video Debt Collection Again Subject of Attorney General Scrutiny
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Bankruptcy Crimes:

Canyon County Woman Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud
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Agriculture:

Crop Insurers’ Payouts Already Top $800 Million This Season
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Drought-related work keeps lawyers busy
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UK:

Were The Olympic Games An Economic Disaster?
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Debt-ridden Travelodge could axe 50 hotels
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FRC investigates PwC’s role as auditor of RSM Tenon
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After Olympics boost, it's austerity for Britons
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Five years on, the Great Recession is turning into a life sentence
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All Blacks legend bankrupt after failed property development
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EU:

Currency's Days Seen Numbered -- Investors Prepare for Euro Collapse
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German, French GDP data lift European shares
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Hedge Funds Have $74 Billion as Europe Fire Sale Delayed
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Europe’s Core Begins to Look Like the Periphery
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PIIGS:

Greece sinks again, more cuts to save bailout in store --- How Bad Is Greece? Worse Than You Think, Ross Says
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Italy Public Debt Hits Record High, Bailout Looms
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Awful Spanish Housing Chart --- Spain Banks Borrow 10 Percent More From ECB in July
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Canada:

Clarifying COMI: Ontario Superior of Court of Justice Clarifies the Test for Determining a Debtor’s Center of Main Interest
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France:

France Reports Zero Growth in Second Quarter
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Norway:

REC Wafer Norway files for bankruptcy --- REC to File for Insolvency of Norway Unit Amid Overcapacity
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New Zealand:

IRD threat to bankrupt student defaulters
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Japan:

Japan's Economic Growth Slows to 0.3%
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