December 27, 2012

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Law:

Associate Bonus Watch: Not Enough Silver and Gold on the Quinn Christmas Tree?
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For Gen Y, American dream is fading
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Mayer Brown, Ropes & Gray, Herbalife: Business of Law
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Who’s Up, Who’s Down in Partner Pay
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Locke Lord Names Two New Bankruptcy Partners --- Jason Cerise --- Casey Howard
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Who's the Mother of Big Law Partners?
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Top 10 Issues for Public Company GCs in 2013
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The Asia 50
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Is it Time for Law Firms to Market "Non Lawyer" Expertise and Contributions?
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Dealing with the Costs of Incivility in the Legal Profession
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Death of a Practice: After Lawyer Dies, Her Friend Is Faced with Closing Down Her Firm
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D.C. Stalemate Keeping Some Am Law Attorneys Busy Through the Holidays
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ASU law school offering N. American degree --- Arizona State hopes U.S.-Canada program will boost grads' prospects
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Law School Transparency: Deans disbarred?
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Law School Transparency: A Christmas present
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Drexel University’s Law School Takes Practical Training Online with LawMeets Course
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Putting Law Books to Good Use
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For Hogan Lovells, Long-Running Pro Bono Fight to Spare Killer's Life Continues
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Gone Hollywood: Video’s the Ticket for New Legal Business
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Getting Connected: Solo Lawyers Build Support Networks
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Ethics 20/20 Proposals Crack Open the Door for Foreign Lawyers
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Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Tough Mudder
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Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers
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Why The US Should Force People To Buy Insurance If They Want Guns
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The Dentist Who Fired His Assistant For Being 'Irresistible' Is Getting Slammed On Yelp
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The Guy Who Killed Two Firemen Was Also Using A Bushmaster .223 Rifle --- NY Firefighter Killer Leaves Sinister Note
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Why Congress Protects the Gun Industry --- Poll: Even Gun Owners Don't Agree with NRA
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The Newtown blame chain
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Millions of Names Likely Missing from FBI Database for Gun Background Checks
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7 unhappy holiday lawsuits
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Man allegedly shot at pizza delivery guy because pizza was "too small"
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Santa arrested for drunk driving in Wisconsin
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The Law of ‘Irresistible Attraction’: In Iowa, If Your Boss Thinks You’re Hot, You’re Probably Going to Need to Find Another Job
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Judges:

Judicial Nominations and Confirmations in Obama’s First Term
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Senate Confirms New Judges—With More Votes Possible This Week
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John Roberts Isn't Any 'Liberal Hero,' But He's Still The Court's Boldest Justice
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2nd Circuit panel raps judge for 'severe' attorney fee sanction
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Sponsors of Judicial Recusal Proposal Seek More Input Before Going to House
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Four Judges Who Made a Mark
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Courts saddled with range of money issues
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The N.R.A. at the Bench
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Judge Takes Aim at Another S.E.C. Settlement
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Wall Street:

Stock futures signal steady open
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US stocks close lower for third session
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10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell
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The US Stock Market Is Now One Of The Most Expensive In The World
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Layoffs:

The New Face of Job Security
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Slow Recovery in the Job Market
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No-layoff company now writes profit-sharing checks
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Labor:

Should Port Workers Be Paid For Work That Disappeared Years Ago?
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Retailing:

Three Reasons Why Best Buy Won't Engineer a Turnaround
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The New Black Friday Strategy Backfired On America's Retailers
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This Was Definitely Not A Merry Christmas For Retail
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What's Really Behind Weak Retail Sales
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For Four Retailers, Do or Die
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Municipalities:

Someone Forgot to Tell California's Bankrupt Cities About the Golden State's Alleged Economic Revival
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Bankrupt city seeks new digs --- A strip mall City Hall? No!
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Evenhanded bankruptcy judge rejects San Bernardino's demise as a possible outcome
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San Bernardino has another pension primacy skeptic: Opinion
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A Tale of Two ( Act 47 )Cities
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Newsmakers 2012: Harrisburg and its financial woes continue to grow
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Georgia’s war against the poor
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Why States May Want to Fall Off Fiscal Cliff
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Paper:

Goldman, J.P. Morgan Lead $850MM Exit Financing for NewPage
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Economy:

The Top Economic Stories of 2012
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Next Up: A Corporate Debt Bubble
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Obama Returning To Washington As Fiscal Cliff Looms --- Obama, Congress set for late push on ' fiscal cliff ' --- US economy could handle short fall over 'cliff' --- What happens to the economy if we go over the cliff? --- Fiscal Cliff, Overhyped? Why a January Plunge Might Feel More Like a Slow Slide --- Budget Talks Cloud Outlook --- Will The Fiscal Cliff Can Get Kicked? --- Now or later, a fiscal cliff deal fixes a self-inflicted problem --- Obama, Democrats winning over public on ' fiscal cliff ' --- Republican leaders huddle over fiscal cliff --- Gallup: GOP Takes Beating on Fiscal Cliff --- Democrats now pushing for tax cuts they once opposed --- Fiscal cliff : the album --- '9 Experts Look Beyond Fiscal Cliff --- Scrooge-tivity': Congress Irked by Fiscal Cliff Cutting Into Holidays --- How the Fiscal Cliff Stole Christmas --- Fiscal Cliff Hits the Poor Hardest --- Starbucks to use cups for 'fiscal cliff' message to US lawmakers
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Debt Ceiling Nears as Talks Are Stymied --- Geithner: Debt Standoff Risks US Default
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Container Cliff: A Massive Strike Could Cripple America's Ports Starting Sunday
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A Lot Of New Yorkers Think They Deserve A Special Tax Break
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Class War in the New Gilded Age
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2013 Should be a Good Year for Economy
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US Debt Clock
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Economic Indicators Dashboard
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Real Estate:

Home-Price Gains Accelerate as U.S. Real Estate Market Rebounds
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Housing recovery sustained with 4.3% uptick in prices --- Prices rose over past year, another sign that market is recovering
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US May Expand Mortgage Refinance Program: Report
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New Survey Predicts 2013 Home Prices To Rise 3.1%
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LPS: Home prices edge up, still 22% below peak levels
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Gloomy Market Spurs Bulk Condo Sale in Las Vegas
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Chicago Has The Worst Housing Market In The Country, And It Looks Like Things Are Getting Worse
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One Thing Explains Why Home Prices Are Rising In Some Cities And Falling In Others
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Rising home prices heal hardest-hit real estate markets
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Five Housing Issues to Watch in 2013
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'Shadow' Overhyped as Housing Threat
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FHA: 60 Years of Mission Failure
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Distressed Bets Paying Off
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Nevada Supreme Court rules in favor of MERS in two cases
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Aviation:

Ex-AMR chief Crandall: Merger would need cooperation to succeed
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Fees undermine fliers' ability to compare fares
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Appeals court rejects claims related to 11-hour JetBlue delay
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India's Kingfisher files revival plan with air regulator --- Grounded Kingfisher Lacks Funding Plan
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Photography:

Kodak eyes printing, packaging as its ticket to survival
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Student Debt:

Allow Private Education Loan Debts to Be Erased in Bankruptcy
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Discharging Private Student Loans Is Counterproductive
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Celebs:

Steve Jobs' Custom Yacht Is Free, After Being Impounded
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Snooki’s New Jersey Dream Home Will Turn Her Into Another Teresa Giudice
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2012 Ends with Tax Bang for Some Celebrities
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Actor Patrick Dempsey wants to buy Tully's
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Banking:

Probe of Big Bank Widens
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UBS: Horribly Rotten, Comically Stupid
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Appeals court backs Wells Fargo on method of assessing overdraft fees
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US bank risk back near pre-crisis levels
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Accounting:

FASB Wants Firms to Forecast Loan Losses
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Autos:

GM, Ford workers to see big profit-sharing checks
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Pensions:

PBGC: Hawker Beechcraft Preserves Pension Plan in Bankruptcy
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Claims Trading:

Portfolio Recovery Associates Buys $115.3 Million Of Consumer Bankruptcy Claims
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Fraud:

Convicted Ponzi schemer Madoff keeps up with financial news, email indicates --- Writes Christmas letter from his prison cell complaining about the state of modern finance
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Unprecedented Era of Insider-Trading Enforcement Casts a Wide Net, With Help of Electronic Evidence
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Research analyst charged in widening IBM insider trading case
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Ex-Suffolk lawyer in Ponzi case says he fled for safety
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Rajaratnam Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle SEC Case
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Construction:

Melchiori Invokes 5th Amendment at Bankruptcy Hearing
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Credit Reporting:

Peeking inside the credit-score machine
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Textbooks:

The college textbook bubble is out of control
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(2 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 (19 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (50 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:

Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Cross-Border:

Bankruptcy Abroad: US Creditors' Rights Remain Relevant in Chapter 15
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Avoidance Actions:

Seventh Circuit Holds that a Creditor’s Receipt of Funds Transferred by a Debtor in Violation of Law is not a Avoidable Under Sec. 548, and that a Creditor’s “Artless Lying” to Conceal its Own Incompetence is Insufficient to Equitably Subordinate
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Sales:

A123 Systems: Should a Court Protect Integrity of Its Sale Process?
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Litigation:

Tips for Litigators on Raising, Answering and Dropping Points
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In-House Litigation Officers Making Do With Shrinking Budgets and Lean Staff
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Christmas:

Santa’s Workshop Announces Successful Recapitalization in Holiday Miracle
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Food/Beverage:

Patrick Dempsey Leading Group to Buy Bankrupt Coffeehouse Chain
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Personal Finance:

11 Gadgets And Apps That'll Help You Lose Weight After The Holidays
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Shipping:

Overseas Shipholding Executives Sued Over Debt Offering
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Skiing:

Despite financial woes, Snö Mountain will open this week
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Politics:

A High-Profile Newcomer Keeps a Low One, for Now
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Health Care:

9 Hospitals That Filed for Bankruptcy in 2012
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Insurance Department Wants More Details of Highmark-West Penn Deal
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Sale of Medical Center of Newark in Ohio Results in 160 Layoffs
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IP:

Digital Domain Sells Patents for $5.45 Million
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Sovereigns:

Argentina Bonds , Stocks Up on GDP Warrant Reinvestment
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UK:

How the UK tax authority got cozy with big business
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Freedom Of Information Request Reveals British Government's Plans For A Zombie Outbreak
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Universal Music HMV Rent Liabilities Estimated at Up to $242 Million (Report)
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EU:

What 2013 Will Bring to the Euro Zone
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PIIGS:

Greece Will Miss 2012 Tax Reform Targets -- EU/IMF Report
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Sean Quinn keeps a low profile --- Former Anglo Irish head faces more charges
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Italian steelmaker Lucchini requests receivership
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Portugal to hold fire-sale of state assets
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Will Spanish Banks Bring Down Spain
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Canada:

Arctic Glacier's demise slow
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Germany:

Germany's Secret Plan for Austerity
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France:

Why French Parents Are Better Than American Parents
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Cyprus:

Russia: Loan to Cyprus too risky for just one creditor
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Belize:

Belize announces agreement with creditors
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Israel:

Israel: Ex-Chief Rabbi Indicted for Fraud
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New Zealand:

New Zealand Appellate Court Overturns Controversial Decision Blocking D&O Defense Cost Reimbursement
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