January 31, 2012

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Law:

BigLaw Still Hiring Fewer Newbies; Second-Tier Grads Don’t Have a Prayer, Hiring Partner Says --- Biglaw’s New Normal Isn’t Great For New Talent --- A Leaner World for Young Lawyers
(DBN)

Things You Can Do With a Law Degree: Telemarketing--- Vampire?
(DBN)

The Strongest Law Firm Brands in the Land
(DBN)

Crowell & Mooring Names New Bankruptcy Partner
(DBN)

After Bryan Cave Merger, a Significant Number of Holme Roberts Partners Are Now Counsel
(DBN)

China-Based Hackers Target Law Firms as Back Doors in Search for Deal Data
(DBN)

How to Work with a Jerk
(DBN)

Is Business School the Answer?
(DBN)

Why This Law Professor Fears for His Life
(DBN)

Madoff Works Helps Boost Baker & Hostetler Revenue 14 Percent
(DBN)

Quinn Emanuel cites contingent fees as reason for strong 2011 financials
(DBN)

MF Global employee lawsuits to be led by one firm
(DBN)

Highland Financial Partners LP and related companies seek $95 million from Orrick
(DBN)

Jury finds Seyfarth not liable in malpractice case brought by former client
(DBN)

Discrimination Suit Against Mayer Brown Can Proceed, Judge Rules
(DBN)

Staying Relevant - Part 4: Technology and the Bottom-line
(DBN)

Cravath Vet Getting $16M Heart Balm
(DBN)

"Concierge" Legal Services?
(DBN)

Gupta, JPMorgan, Goldman, Stanford, Carnival in Court News
(DBN)

UBS, Foreclosure Accord, Berezovsky, Commerzbank, MF Global in Court News
(DBN)

Do You or Your Client Understand the Scope of Representation?
(DBN)

David Otunga Steps Out of the Ring to Return to the Courtroom
(DBN)

World's first listed law firm takes over UK PI firm Russell Jones & Walker
(DBN)

Hogan Lovells accounts show capital contributions rising
(DBN)

Biglaw Blind Item: A Partner Walks Into A ….
(DBN)

Making M&A Actually Work
(DBN)

Is Law School a Good Idea for Middle-Aged Professional? Experts Warn of Risks and Bias
(DBN)

Law School Transparency: The ideological structure of a legitimated scam
(DBN)

Edwards Wildman Says Salacious Suit Should Be in Arbitration
(DBN)

Lawyer gives up claim to $14 mln lottery ticket, but why?
(DBN)

Lawyers Jump Into Cruise Ship Disaster Cases
(DBN)

Legal Assistant Accused of Using Embezzled Cash to Fund Gastric Bypass
(DBN)

"The Good Wife" - Everyone setting up everyone else
(DBN)

Say What?!
(DBN)

Jail for man who attacked police with light sabers
(DBN)

10-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Pointing Toy Gun At Woman
(DBN)

School Backs Off Claim that Playground Touching by 6-Year-Old Was Sexual Assault
(DBN)

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Judges:

 

Would Jesus Belong to a Country Club?
(DBN)

Hiring of Lobbyist by Court Bureaucracy Criticized as Trial Courts Fire Workers
(DBN)

Suspended Judge Blames Political ‘War’ for Ethics Case
(DBN)

Lamberth and the art of judicial writing
(DBN)

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Wall Street:

US Stock-Index Futures Rise as EU Members Adopt Budget Rules
(DBN)

Stocks Stage Recovery as Traders Shake Off Euro Fears
(DBN)

Shares seen rebounding as Greece nears deal
(DBN)

Banks push European shares to 2-week closing low
(DBN)

Greek anxiety drags down world markets
(DBN)

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Layoffs:

Small business adds 50,000 jobs in January
(DBN)

P&G To Lay Off 1,600 After Discovering It's Free To Advertise On Facebook And Google
(DBN)

Unemployed In 2011? Don't File Taxes Till You've Read This
(DBN)

Worst place to lose your job: Florida
(DBN)

CBO: Federal workers make more than their private-sector counterparts
(DBN)

Federal Worker Pay: How Much is Too Much?
(DBN)

National and State by State Unemployment Rates
(DBN)

Animated Map of Unemployment
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Debt Collection:

US regulators penalize debt collector for deception
(DBN)

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Corporate Reform:

Consumer bureau already handling thousands of complaints
(DBN)

The Upsides of the SEC's No-Guilt Deals for In-House Lawyers
(DBN)

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Aviation:

PBGC to continue pressuring American to keep pension ‎
(DBN)

TWU calls for fight to keep American Airlines jobs local
(DBN)

AMR Workers Union Hits the Campaign Trail
(DBN)

Latest count on American Airlines airplanes
(DBN)

American Airlines unions likely to face concession requests
(DBN)

Bankruptcy of defunct Pace Airlines heads to mediation
(DBN)

Spirit Airlines Does One Thing 'Better' Than Any US Competitor
(DBN)

Judge allows Travelport litigation to continue
(DBN)

Spanish airline collapse leaves 20,000 stranded --- Spanair files for voluntary bankruptcy --- Spain takes legal action --- Vueling Jumps After Rival Spanair Halts Operations
(DBN)

Pressure shows on Europe's frail airlines
(DBN)

Hungary moves to protect Malev from bankruptcy proceedings --- Malev runs out of cash
(DBN)

Nigerian regulator threatens to ground distressed
(DBN)

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Politics:

Gingrich Camp Lays Out Plans For Long Fight --- Labels Romney 'Wall Street Elite' --- Gingrich: Romney 'Breathtakingly Dishonest' --- Buchanan: Reagan White House saw Newt as 'political opportunist... not trusted' --- Reagan sources say Gingrich 'torch' quote taken out of context --- Gingrich stakes campaign on electability --- Gingrich: I won't debate Obama if media moderates --- Newt Gingrich Endorsing Obamacare --- Gingrich Sued for Using ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Song --- Newt Gingrich Judges You
(DBN)

The Darkest Day in the History of American Super PACs
(DBN)

Advertising by outside groups is up 1,600 percent in this election cycle
(DBN)

Some Legal and Policy Ramifications of Newt Gingrich’s Plan to Colonize the Moon
(DBN)

Why Mitt's Wealth Matters: It's Policy, Not Envy
(DBN)

Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that number. Now you're in Romney territory.
(DBN)

The Truth About Herman Cain And Newt Gingrich
(DBN)

A Former Lobbyist Tells All
(DBN)

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Banking:

The Numbers Are In: Find Out Just How Many Americans Have Ditched Their Banks
(DBN)

Forget the Big Bonuses; a Pay Squeeze Is Coming
(DBN)

Surprisingly, few executives are interested in running a crisis-stricken bank
(DBN)

Morgan Stanley, Citigroup Lead Pay Cuts
(DBN)

FDIC Sues Ex-Officers of Merced’s County Bank Over $42 Million in Loans
(DBN)

Four Banks Fail – FDIC Losses Approach $1 Billion On YTD Bank Closings
(DBN)

A Look At The Capital Strength Of The 20 Largest Banks In America
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Media:

Tribune Workers’ $32 Million Settlement Over Retirement Fund Wins Approval
(DBN)

Tribune's bankruptcy bill: $231 million and counting
(DBN)

UK police arrest Murdoch tabloid staff, raid offices
(DBN)

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Shipping:

Trailer Bridge filing new Ch. 11 plan
(DBN)

Arpeni Dollar Bondholders Complete Exchange in Bankruptcy
(DBN)

The Truth About The Massive Plunge In The Baltic Dry Index
(DBN)

Banks could be big losers in cargo shipping glut
(DBN)

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Municipalities:

Emboldened GOP Wants To Abolish State Income Taxes
(DBN)

Is Providence Going Belly Up?
(DBN)

CA cities facing a perfect storm because of pension obligations --- States Grapple With Public Worker Pension Funds
(DBN)

Nationwide cutback in government jobs; Illinois down for years
(DBN)

IN: Plan approved for distressed local governments to ask for financial manager
(DBN)

Wyo again best for business, tax-wise
(DBN)

The 10 Worst-Performing Cities In The World
(DBN)

The 10 Most Expensive Urban Areas In The US
(DBN)

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Distressed Investing:

Size of Bankruptcy Key to Investing in Distressed Companies
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Rating Agencies:

Illinois Tells Standard & Poor's to Pay the Piper
(DBN)

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Economy:

US consumers fizzle out even as incomes rise --- Jittery Consumers Equal Bigger Savers --- Less Spending Can Be Good for U.S. Economy
(DBN)

The Siren Call of Austerity
(DBN)

Take Federal bailout money, watch your company's stock fall 90%, become a co-chair of Davos
(DBN)

The Fed's Rain Dance At The Bottom Of The Stairs
(DBN)

Report: Fed Members Laughed While Housing Bubble Grew
(DBN)

Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey shows expansion in January
(DBN)

Study: U.S. recovering faster than its peers
(DBN)

Why The Obama Recovery Has Been Much More Impressive Than Reagan's --- Comparing Obama and Reagan’s economic records
(DBN)

'Take Care Of Me' Society Is Wrecking The USA
(DBN)

Feds: ‘Poor’ Consume Like The Rich
(DBN)

The Future Of The Global Economy Rests 'On A Knife's Edge'
(DBN)

Federal employees better compensated than private sector workers
(DBN)

Americans Still Skeptical About Central Bank
(DBN)

8 Industries China Leads Where We Once Did
(DBN)

A Privileged Millennial Comes To Grips With Being Poor
(DBN)

Are Corporations More Powerful Than Governments?
(DBN)

Why Even 20-Somethings Are Worried About Retirement
(DBN)

Fact Check: Obama's Tax Record
(DBN)

How folks who live alone are fueling the economy
(DBN)

Expert who foresaw '08 crash warns of tough decade
(DBN)

Economic Stress Map
(DBN)

Economy Tracker Map
(DBN)

US Debt Clock
(DBN)

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Real Estate:

The Nationwide Foreclosure Settlement Is Finally Taking Shape—Looking Nasty For Banks --- Accord Deadline Set for Feb. 3 --- Fla. AG urged to get tough on foreclosure --- Nevada AG to Decide on Nationwide Foreclosure Settlement --- Masto Raises Score of Questions Over Foreclosure Settlement
(DBN)

Is The Justice Department Incompetent?
(DBN)

Attorneys hit Nevada foreclosure processors with class-action suit
(DBN)

What Makes Schneiderman's Mortgage Task Force Far Scarier Than Any Other --- Mortgage Fraud Task Force Has Big Names, Unclear Mandate
(DBN)

Neil Barofsky on Banks, Mortgage-Fraud Unit
(DBN)

Blame The U.S. For The Housing Bubble, Not China
(DBN)

Foreclosure prevention plan has limited impact
(DBN)

Freddie Mac’s big bet against homeowners --- Bets Against Homeowners Must Stop, Freddie Mac Was Told
(DBN)

Freddie Mac: A mess, and likely to stay that way
(DBN)

Current Mortgage Rates for Monday, January 30, 2012 --- Tight-fisted mortgage lenders pressure home sales
(DBN)

Housing Problems Line Florida Campaign Trail
(DBN)

Foreclosure Inventory Near Record Highs, Attempts To Slow Foreclosures Is Prolonging The Housing Crisis
(DBN)

Foreclosures Draw Private Equity as U.S. Sells Homes
(DBN)

Foreclosure lawyer Stern has a stake in hamburgers ‎
(DBN)

Bill would protect soldiers from foreclosure
(DBN)

Big Bad BofA Muzzling Mortgagors?
(DBN)

This Woman's Awful Bank Of America Foreclosure Story Could Turn Into Another Viral PR Disaster --- Jackie Ramos vs Bank of America, part 2
(DBN)

18 foreclosed homes given away by Wells Fargo ‎
(DBN)

A Few Policies We're Likely To See Very Soon
(DBN)

The housing recovery that wasn't
(DBN)

Majority of Americans Want Gov't to Help Stop Foreclosures
(DBN)

Suits Challenge Missouri Foreclosure Law
(DBN)

NJ Property Taxes, Highest in US, Rise Again
(DBN)

Freddie Mac accused of betting against homeowners
(DBN)

Freddie Mac Has To Answer One Huge Ethics Question
(DBN)

Why a New Refinance Program Faces Long Odds
(DBN)

Existing Home Inventory Declines 17% Year-Over-Year In January
(DBN)

New York 2011 home sales off pace, prices stabilize
(DBN)

International real estate shoppers eye Florida
(DBN)

Architecture-engineering firm Durrant files reorganization bankruptcy
(DBN)

Analysts see housing impact on economic recovery as minimal
(DBN)

Home prices to fall 1% in 2012, rebound in 2013: Fiserv Case-Shiller
(DBN)

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index Has A Major Deficiency That Almost No One Talks About
(DBN)

Washington state considers borrower short sale protections
(DBN)

Commercial-Mortgage Bond Rally May Have Run Out of Steam
(DBN)

A Formula for Confusion
(DBN)

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Finance:

Fed Says Business-Loan Demand Rose in 4th Quarter
(DBN)

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Llamas:

Bizarre bankruptcy case in Iowa
(DBN)

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MF Global:

MF Global Said 'Never Been Stronger' a Week Before Failure
(DBN)

Burned MF Global customers may be out of luck --- Funds May Never Be Fully Recovered
(DBN)

MF Global: Money on Foreign Exchanges Remains Frozen
(DBN)

MF Global and the lie about safe accounts
(DBN)

MF Global's 'Vaporized' Funds Point to Questionable Internal Controls
(DBN)

MF Global: Money on Foreign Exchanges Remains Frozen
(DBN)

MF Global and the lie about safe accounts
(DBN)

Corzine Hoboken Penthouse Lists at $2.9 Million, 11% Below Purchase Price
(DBN)

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Cruise Ships:

Carnival cuts profit outlook, blames Italy wreck
(DBN)

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Protests:

Critics of capitalism call global protest in June
(DBN)

Protesters to be kicked out of DC parks
(DBN)

Park Police tase protester
(DBN)

Magazine Calls Occupiers To Come To Chicago In 'Tradition of' 1968 Rioters
(DBN)

Occupy Protesters Make 'Citizen's Arrest' of FoxNews Van
(DBN)

Oakland Mayor Says Occupy Using City As 'Playground'
(DBN)

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Student Debt:

Judge Certifies Class Against Sallie Mae
(DBN)

Execs at for-profit colleges make even more than big-time college football coaches
(DBN)

Is There a Media Blackout of the Student Loan Crisis ?
(DBN)

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Mass Torts:

Ill. court will hear $17.8M asbestos appeal
(DBN)

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Pensions:

US workers fight loophole switch to uninsured church pension plans
(DBN)

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Alternative Energy:

Customers standing by bankrupt battery company Ener1
(DBN)

Ener1 Wins Approval of $13.5 Million DIP Financing
(DBN)

Lobbying firm drops unpaid Solyndra bill
(DBN)

2012 Could Be a 'Lost Year' for Solar Energy
(DBN)

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Religion:

Snag cleared to Crystal Cathedral sale
(DBN)

Diocesan Investigator Expands Abuse Focus ‎
(DBN)

Judge to rule about evidence in Catholic church sexual abuse trial
(DBN)

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Baseball:

South Korea Apparel Retailer E-Land Joins Group to Bid for L.A. Dodgers --- Eland Group survives in Dodgers bidding --- E-Land says in consortium bid for LA Dodgers
(DBN)

Bidders for bankrupt Dodgers talking about combining groups
(DBN)

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Equipment Rental:

Ahern Rentals Announces Approval of DIP Financing
(DBN)

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Art:

In Italy, Art As A Window Into Modern Banking
(DBN)

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Newspapers:

Gannett profit drops 33 percent
(DBN)

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Oil/Gas:

Europe's refiners fall on hard times
(DBN)

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Food/Beverage:

How Quiznos Plans To Turn Things Around After Narrowly Avoiding Bankruptcy
(DBN)

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Health Care:

When health plans go high deductible
(DBN)

S&P Warns Cuts Loom for G20 Nations on Health Costs
(DBN)

Healthcare's Medical Gluttony
(DBN)

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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(2 new opinions today)

Bankruptcy Court Web/Pacer Site Directory

Chapter 7, 12 & 13 Private Trustee Locator
(DBN)

Recent Ch. 11 Filings
(DBN)

Bankruptcy Code - Prior BK Codes - Bankruptcy Rules
(large downloads)

UCLA-LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database
(DBN)

Bankruptcy Jobs:

(1)- (2)- (3)- (4)- (5)- (6)- (7)- (8)- (9)- (10)
(DBN)

Seminars - (Contact us to list your seminar)

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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Are Predicted to Increase in 2012
(DBN)

Bankruptcies in Chattanooga area edge lower
(DBN)

Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
(DBN)

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Claims Trading:

SecondMarket's Gottesman on Bankruptcy Trades
(DBN)

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Cramdown:

Auction 2012: How The Bank Lobby Owns Washington
(DBN)

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Consumer Bankruptcy:

Consumer Friendly Forms for Bankruptcy
(DBN)

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Fraud:

Ex-Stanford analyst says he was told to alter numbers
(DBN)

Witness tells of mysterious Stanford portfolio
(DBN)

In Stanford Fraud Case , Longtime Friends Become Courtroom Enemies
(DBN)

Stanford Tried to Interfere With Antigua Regulator, Witness Says
(DBN)

Stanford kept the SEC in the dark - with the help of former SEC execs
(DBN)

Ex-Stanford worker described unqualified hires --- Seems to benefit defense
(DBN)

Inside Stanford’s Ponzi puzzle palace
(DBN)

The Madoff Trustee Wants To Demand $19 Billion From JPMorgan In A 17,500 Word Appeal
(DBN)

So sorry, Merkin
(DBN)

Picard seeks injunction against California attorney general
(DBN)

Convicted Florida Con Man Tells All!
(DBN)

Senate Begins Debate On Insider Trading Bill
(DBN)

SEC Claws Back a CFO's Bonus for Alleged Fraud at a Subsidiary
(DBN)

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Litigation:

Survey Predicts Big Revenue Spike for Litigation Support
(DBN)

Four Models to Rein in E-Discovery Costs
(DBN)

Printing ESI & Scanning It Is Not OK
(DBN)

Changes in the Plaintiffs' Class Action Bar and the Changing World of Shareholder Litigation
(DBN)

The Hot Seat: an Interview With Aaron Shorr of Skadden Arps
(DBN)

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Autos:

Saab North America Creditors File Involuntary Bankruptcy
(DBN)

Obama plays up auto industry success story
(DBN)

General Motors May Have To Give Up On Opel
(DBN)

Treasury ups auto bailout loss estimate... Taxpayers out $23.77 billion
(DBN)

Was UAW No-Strike Clause Another GM Bailout Deception?
(DBN)

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Private Equity:

Private equity great for managers, not-so-great for investors
(DBN)

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Retailing:

More Americans Are Realizing They Can Do All Their Shopping At A Dollar Store
(DBN)

Consumers using smart phones while shopping
(DBN)

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Lehman:

Lehman Debt Accounted For $32B In Claims Traded In 2011
(DBN)

HSBC Will Return $52 Million to Bankrupt Lehman Brothers
(DBN)

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Tax:

The Private Equity Industry Has Really Spent A Ton Of Money To Keep The Carried Interest Tax Rate
(DBN)

Court rejects U.S. challenge to IRS orders
(DBN)

Three UBS Clients Charged With Hiding Money From U.S. in Offshore Accounts
(DBN)

Frequent flier miles taxable? Citibank says so
(DBN)

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Celebs:

Bow Wow's Tax Issues Worsen
(DBN)

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Cross-Border:

Canadian Foam Maker Domfoam Seeks U.S. Bankruptcy Protection
(DBN)

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UK:

What Krugman Didn't Say About the U.K.'s Austerity Plan
(DBN)

Stephen Hester bonus: Top RBS bankers 'should follow boss' example
(DBN)

Report Questions U.K. Pension Reform Savings
(DBN)

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EU:

Eurozone's strategy of pain for the year ahead
(DBN)

Banks Set to Double Crisis Loans From ECB
(DBN)

Big U.S. banks have hedged only 38% of their exposure to the EU crisis
(DBN - NY Times - Paywall Limit Possible)

Hedge funds are short the Euro like "never before"
(DBN)

EU Moves Toward Greek Confrontation as Leaders Seal Fiscal Pact --- European Politicians in Denial as Greece Unravels
(DBN)

Wolfgang Schauble: Greece Bailout Not Guaranteed
(DBN)

The Troika vs Greece
(DBN)

Europeans See Poor Job Market
(DBN)

European Stocks Rise on Budget Pact
(DBN)

25 EU Nations To Sign Treaty To Stop Overspending
(DBN)

FAQ: The treaty that could save Europe. Or not.
(DBN)

Nowotny Says Euro Area Faces Recession in 'Phases'
(DBN)

The Chart That Debunks Everything The Germans Believe About The Crisis
(DBN)

Europe's lost generation
(DBN)

US Banks Look at Their Exposure to EU Debt Crisis
(DBN - NY Times - Paywall Limit Possible)

Most banks tightening credit to Europe, Fed says
(DBN)

European commercial property loses ground on rest of the world
(DBN)

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PIIGS:

Putting lipstick on the PIIGS
(DBN)

EU Nears Confrontation Over Greek Rescue
(DBN)

Investors face more than 70 pct loss in Greek deal --- EU wants Greece to settle the terms of PSI soon --- Luxembourg FinMin: Greece, private creditors close to deal
(DBN)

Germany Pins Greek Aid to Budget Control as Patience Wears Thin
(DBN)

Papademos: Greece Could Need More Public Funding
(DBN)

Greylock's Humes on Greek Debt Plan Negotiations
(DBN)

Athens slams idea of budget commissioner
(DBN)

Merkel Signals Greece Debt Deal Delay
(DBN)

This Greek Debt Deal Is Doomed Even If 'Agreement' Is Reached
(DBN)

Greece: debt inspectors delay labor talks
(DBN)

Greek Deposits Rose in December After Three-Month Decline
(DBN)

Greek CEOs Review Strategies, See More Job Cuts, PwC Survey Says
(DBN)

Greece's Alpha Bank Freezes Merger With Eurobank
(DBN)

Italy Lawmakers Approve Reduction in Their Pay
(DBN)

Italy’s Jobless Rate Climbed to Highest Since 2004 in December
(DBN)

Portugal Poses Looming Risk --- Portuguese Bond Yields Jump To Euro-era High Amid Default Concerns --- Markets push Portugal towards bond pariah Greece
(DBN)

European Cliff Hanger – Portugal and Ireland
(DBN)

Santander profit falls 35% on Spanish property provisions
(DBN)

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Germany:

Schlecker family's fortune lost in drugstore collapse --- Schlecker Family Exhausts Funds for Revamp
(DBN)

Germany's Jobless Keeps Falling
(DBN)

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Canada:

“Preferring” Taxes in a Bankruptcy: Attacking Payments of Income Tax as a Fraudulent Preference
(DBN)

North End could seek $249,000 DIP
(DBN)

Catalyst Paper edges closer to court-ordered creditor protection
(DBN)

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Japan:

Japan's Population to Shrink by Two Thirds
(DBN)

Daiwa posts $283 mln Q3 loss, cuts more jobs
(DBN)

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Russia:

Russian Economy Probably Slowed Last Year as Industry Lost Steam
(DBN)

Putin Vows Asset Sales as State to Cut Role in New Economy
(DBN)

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MENA:

New UN draft resolution gives Syria 15 days to comply
(DBN)

Dozens Die in Damascus Shelling
(DBN)

Egypt Islamists look to build on success in polls
(DBN)

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Hong Kong:

Hong Kong Braces for Job Cuts at Lenders
(DBN)

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