November 15, 2012

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Law:

Fulbright & Jaworski merges with Norton Rose to create top 10 global firm --- Fulbright & Jaworski Smells Sweet to Norton Rose --- Energy practice powers merger with British firm
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Dewey & LeBoeuf Bills LA Dodgers $13M for Chapter 11 Work
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In Sandy's Wake, Empty Dewey Office Offers Fragomen a Lifeline
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Latham Names New Restructuring Partner --- Daniel Ehret
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A Message for First-Year Associates: Seven Things to Consider
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In Defense of the Clifford Chance Mommy’s Husband
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Anatomy of a Lateral Move (Part I)
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Advocacy Group Rates Am Law Firms on LGBT Friendliness
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‘Women Look To Men For Crucial Decisions’: Top Junior UK Lawyer Stars In Anti-Women Video
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NY allows out-of-state attorneys to aid in Sandy recovery
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$40 Million Claim Against Troutman Sanders
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Norton Rose Merger, McKenna Long, White: Business of Law
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Shipping Industry's Choppy Financial Seas a Boon to International Firms
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Firms Wave Goodbye to Billing for Research Costs
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Media Interest In Petraeus Scandal Casts Spotlight on Florida Lawyer’s Life
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Three Words That Describe Petraeus/Allen Gal Pal Jill Kelley’s Sister: ‘Unstable,’ Broke… and Lawyer
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Lewinsky lawyers bag role in Petraeus fallout
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iPad Apps for Lawyers: MobileLaw and Rulebook
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The Brave New World of Entry-Level Recruiting
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UK Restructuring of DLA Piper Could Affect 251 Lawyer and Staff Jobs
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US firms steal a march on UK counterparts in diversity stakes
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The importance of in-house counsel being involved in a difficult deal as close to inception as possible
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Texas legislature considers state's 10th law school
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Law School Transparency: The Crash
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Here's What The Looming Law School Market Crash Will Look Like
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U.S. News Strips George Washington of its Ranking Due to Cheating
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ABA task force wants to know: What to do about law schools?
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Police use taser on man trying to keep neighbor's house fire from spreading to his own
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Judge sides with PETA, halts annual New Year's Eve 'Possum Drop'
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City to Cut Off Hands of Thieves
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Stealth Lawyer: Corwin Levi, Visual Artist
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Lawyer Takes Plea, Gives Up Law Practice; Records Showed He Charged Extra for DWI Backdating
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Woman Who Faked Mental Illness to Get Out of Jury Duty Pleads to Felony
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Ex-White House Lawyer to Assert Insanity Defense in Attempted Murder Case
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This Hotshot Lawyer Dropped Everything To Run A Beachside Perfume Shop
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Florida Man, Despondent Over Election, Kills Himself
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Lawyer Charged with Laundering Drug Cartel Money Is Denied Bail; Feds Call Him a Flight Risk
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Man accused of shooting neighbor with flare gun
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McAfee Murder Mystery Gets Crazier --- A guide to the long, strange tale of John McAfee
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Judges:

Pennsylvania Judges Sue over Mandatory Retirement Provision
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Chicago judge snaps under fears of persecution
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New cases may signal Clarence Thomas' moment
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First Amendment Fun at the Ninth Circuit
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To Make Budget, L.A. Superior Will Shut Down Slew of Courthouses
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Wall Street:

Stock futures rise amid concerns over "fiscal cliff", Mideast
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Stocks fall1% as sell-off accelerates
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Global stocks slip on "fiscal cliff," Europe debt worry
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Goldman names smallest partner class since going public --- List of new Goldman partners
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Pros: It Ain't Obama Dragging Down Markets
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Layoffs:

How I finally got hired
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Texas Instruments to lay off 1,700
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Hotels:

Sagamore struggle: LNR seeks 'emergency' reconsideration
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Aviation:

Owner Objects to HBC Warranty Cancellation Plan
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US Airways, American are each making their own case to the creditors
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AMR chief updates creditors on U.S. Airways talks
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Chamber study projects Arizona job losses, fiscal impact in US Airways-American Airlines merger
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Alternative Energy:

How well did Oregon vet its $5 million in loans to now-bankrupt ReVolt? --- Risky PDC loan to ReVolt scored a 'C' from review committee
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Celebs:

Bankrupt cancer charity founded by Jill Kelley, center of Petraeus scandal --- The future of the Petraeus scandal depends on the truth about these twins --- Jill Kelley Had A Pass That Let Her Into MacDill Air Force Base Without Escort --- Two Stars in Petraeus Scandal Lawyer Up with D.C. Attorneys --- Documents: Money woes for Fla. family in scandal --- Tampa Bay Times on Jill Kelly and Sister --- There's Something About Jill Kelly --- Reports: FBI Was Looking for Classified Documents During Search of Paula Broadwell’s Home --- 'Shirtless' FBI Agent In Petraeus Scandal Identified --- Clinton-Lewinsky 'spinners' resurface in generals scandal
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‘RHONJ’ star Teresa Giudice still dealing with bankruptcy and owing money
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Arkansas coach's bankruptcy case turns contentious --- Razorback Coach's Salary Under Investigation
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O.J. Simpson Unpaid Taxes Could Cause Foreclosures --- Rent OJ's White Bronco for Parties
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Troubled CSI actor Gary Dourdan bikes to work after filing for bankruptcy
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Economy:

Blankfein: Rich should pay more in taxes
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Real Poverty Numbers in US: 49.7 Million
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The History of Debt and Taxes in America
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Autos drag on retail sales, price pressure subdued
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Obama: Ending Tax Cuts for Rich Resolves Half of 'Cliff' --- How 'Cliff' Could Affect Mortgage Interest Deduction --- Buffett not worried about fiscal cliff
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Obama pressures House Republicans to pass tax breaks
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The Alternative Minimum Tax Is The Most Heinous Aspect Of The Fiscal Cliff
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Wal-Mart’s Duke to D.C.: Avoid the Fiscal Cliff --- Top CEOs Launch Fiscal Cliff Ad Campaign
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Obama Urged to Fill Commerce Post With Business Leader
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US Economic Recovery Extraordinary - but
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The Best Countries For Business
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Bank bailout didn't boost small business lending
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US Debt Clock
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Economic Indicators Dashboard
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Real Estate:

BofA offers 30,000 borrowers $4.75 billion in principal reductions --- BofA tallies $15.8 bln in mortgage aid to struggling borrowers
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Bank of America Sued Over $261 Million in Mortgage Bonds
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BofA v. MBIA and the Future of Private Label Securitization
(DBN)

NJ Leads Nation in Year-Over-Year Foreclosures
(DBN)

Southern California Home Sales Up Sharply In October
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Housing recovery under way, but lending still too tight: FOMC
(DBN)

Already? Builders Warn on Housing
(DBN)

Mastro diamond rings in custody, French attorney says
(DBN)

Foreclosed Homeowners Getting Back In The Market
(DBN)

FHA gives those who defaulted on homes another chance
(DBN)

Miami investors launch two funds to buy distressed properties
(DBN)

401(k)Letting You Down? Try a Foreclosed Home
(DBN)

Could Housing Be the Antidote to the 'Fiscal Cliff'?
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Brokers:

Corzine Decisions Felled MF Global, U.S. House Republicans Say --- Corzine Tried To Save MF Global, Didn't Cause Collapse, Spokesman Says --- Corzine blundered, but how? --- House Republicans: Corzine's Attempt To Turn MF Global Into Mini-Goldman Led To Demise --- Corzine May Avoid Harshest MF Global Charges
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Bowling:

Warring AMF Attorneys Ally over Bowling Alley Love
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Fraud:

Trustee: Bank turned blind eye to $35B in Petters deposits
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The Tom Petters saga
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Investors Settle with Madoff Feeder Fund Fairfield Greenwich for Up To $80.25 Million
(DBN)

Scott Rothstein trustee wins $5M judgment against “sub-Ponzi” operator R.L. Pearson
(DBN)

Stanford Accountants Actively Hid Ponzi Scheme, U.S. Tells Jury
(DBN)

Court Fight Over Madoff Suicide
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Shipping:

Overseas Shipholding files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy --- NYSE Suspends Trading of Overseas Shipholding --- Notes trade actively on news
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Weak rates tip Overseas Shipholding into bankruptcy
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Honest Wall Street Guy Is Proven Wildly Correct, Again
(DBN)

Vieira vessels prevented from setting sail
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Photography:

Kodak granted 6-week extension to file reorganization plan --- Some 2nd-lien lenders object
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Telecoms:

Broadview Networks Exits Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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Only three smartphone companies are profitable
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LightSquared Demise Won’t Doom Wireless Plan, Inmarsat Says
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Apparel:

Hartmarx warns of possible closure, 567 layoffs at Des Plaines plant
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Personal Finance:

It Costs Nearly $2 Million For A New York Couple To Raise A Child
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Media:

Tribune Co. bankruptcy about to clear last major hurdle
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Health Care:

S&P cuts Mendocino Coast Health Care District, Calif. GOs to 'C'
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Autos:

Buffett Buys More Stock in General Motors
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UAW and Fiat Fighting Over Chrysler
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GM's Europe Exit Strategy Goes Awry
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Lehman:

Lehman investors to recover 100pc of losses in win by PPB
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Labor:

Hostess says it may close, cites strike
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Banking:

Citi Holders Propose Bank's Breakup
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Canada agency says RBS not fully cooperating in Libor probe
(DBN)

Global Banks May Face Downgrades on Scandal
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Barclays Must Disclose Libor Traders, Submitters: Judge
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Retailing:

US: Retail Sales Fall 0.3% in October
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(4 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 (216 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (8 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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Miscellaneous:

Bill on Bankruptcy: AMF, Hostess, Kodak, JC Penney, UK Law, Want Ads
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Bankruptcy Statistics:

U.S. Business Bankruptcies Outweigh Start-Ups
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Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Discharge:

Exploring the Limits of a Chapter 11 Discharge: Can Pre-Bankruptcy Conduct Serve as the Basis for Calculating Damages on a Post-Bankruptcy Claim?
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Professional Compensation:

Judge in Lehman bankruptcy backs $158 mln in professional fees
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Recent Pleadings:

Dewey Seeks Fee Enhancement For "Herculean" Dodgers Work
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Natalie Khawam Bankruptcy Petition
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Litigation:

Law Firm E-Discovery Reaches Crossroad
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Investing in E-Discovery Versus Showing it the Door
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Weather:

Christie Warns NJ Residents of Post-Storm Tax Hikes --- Manhattan High-Rise Going On 17 Days Without Power; Stench Of Rotten Eggs
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Municipalities:

Altoona officials get 'distressed city' plan
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Nancy Kaffer: Detroit's solvency is now week-to-week --- Finley: Again, Snyder should let Detroit go bankrupt
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MI: State lays out plans for new EM law
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City Fiscal Conditions Report 2012: More of the Same
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Mexican beach paradise faces bankruptcy
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Why Muni Bonds Are Suddenly So Popular With Investors
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IP:

Kodak still talking to Apple, Google about patent buy
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Corporate Reform:

No, Obama isn't about to crack down on Wall Street
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Consultants:

Cobbler's Shoes: Strategy Guru Michael Porter's Monitor Group Bankrupt
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WellStar breathes life into Gingrich's bankrupt healthcare think tank
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Jason Horwitz Joins KCC As Director of Corporate Restructuring Services
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Education:

Increasingly unaffordable public universities now the home of $250,000 salaries for bureaucrats
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Food/Beverage:

Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday
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Mass Torts:

BP in 'advanced' talks to settle Gulf disaster claims
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BP close to agreeing record oil spill fine: sources
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Pensions:

Kodak trustees file £1.8bn claim against bankrupt US parent
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Sovereigns:

It's Getting Closer And Closer To Game Over For Argentina
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Argentina Just Filed Suit To Get Their Ship Back From Ghana, And They Want Compensation
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You've sunk my battleship! And seized my carrier...
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Crunch Time Approaches for Argentina in Bondholder Battle
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UK:

Begbies Traynor appoints senior insolvency manager
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Bank slashes growth forecast and warns over 'slow' recovery
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U.K. Recovery Postponed Again
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UK: MP Warns on Payday Loans
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UK retail sales fell 0.8% in October
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UK at risk of losing AAA in early 2013, Moody's warns
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EU:

Austerity measures are protested across southern Europe
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Eurozone slips back into recession --- Germany Struggles
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PIIGS:

Spanish Bonds Drop as Rehn Says 2014 Deficit Steps Fall Short --- Austerity protests turn violent in Spain --- No further austerity for Spain, says Rehn
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A Dog Is The Only Thing Standing Between A Huge Line Of Cops And Protesters In Athens --- Greece's Economy Collapses Some More --- Greece will afford to repay debt maturing Friday after raising another 937 million euros --- Greek debt writedown probable, ECB?s Coene says
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Latin America:

Middle Class Now Rivals Poor in Latin America
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Russia:

Russia's lower house adopts individual bankruptcy bill
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