October 19, 2012

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Law:

Bickel & Brewer Bumps Base Salary for 2013 First-Year Associates to $185,000
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Lawyer Salary Update: The Class Warfare Edition
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Are Public Interest, Public Sector Careers Worth Law School Cost? NALP Sees ‘Economic Disincentives’
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A Biglaw Binder Full of Women?
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Morrison & Foerster LLP taps new chairman, bankruptcy partner
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Global 100: top firms push revenues to new high amid merger rush
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Patton Boggs, Mayer Brown, Clifford: Business of Law
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Your Boss Is the Problem, Says Survey
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From Biglaw to Boutique: Face Time
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As BlackBerry Users Face Mockery, One More Law Firm Offers iPhone Option
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The year is 1987
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New Survey Shows Why Lawyers Are Terrible At Doing Business
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Prepare for law firm collapses, says lawyer
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Lynn Tavenner Co-Heads Bankruptcy Law Firm
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In 'macho culture' case, former Dechert associate's retaliation claim goes forward
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Bob Laufer: Ex-Paul Weiss BK Partner - Head Legal Counsel, New York Road Runners
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Law schools nationwide are beginning to offer courses that prepare students for in-house careers
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The Best Law School For Black People Is… Not Yale --- Breaking ranks
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Law School Transparency: LLM programs
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Why The Law School Bubble Is Worse Than The Student Loan Crisis
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Harvard Law alumni remember the two presidential candidates as students
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In Defense of the Alleged Berkeley Bird Murderers
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Sacramento: Bankruptcy firm lands bigger office in 400 Capitol Mall
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M&A Market Remains Lackluster
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Trial set in Chevron fraud case against Ecuador lawyers
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UK: Up to 72 jobs at risk at Kennedys
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Near-sourcing: Allen & Overy set to have 300 employees in outpost
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Clifford Chance hands second term to global corporate head Layton
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Ashfords pays staff slave wages
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Ex-Crowell Associate Tells Sentencing Judge He Is ‘Consumed with Remorse’ --- Is JD license to steal?
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Second Circuit: DOMA Is Unconstitutional
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Billionaire Bahraini Prince Tossed Off Flight After Drunken Rant In Cockpit
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Saudi Arabia to let women lawyers into court next month
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Woman, 21, claims she shot dead her lawyer boyfriend in self-defense
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What Ya Gonna Do, When Gawker Posts A S-- Tape Of You?
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Man sues over arrest for wearing Occupy jacket in Supreme Court
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Officer Goes To Wrong House On Call And Shoots Family’s Pet Dog
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Family Shocked at Son's Arrest in NY Fed Plot --- The Plot to Blow Up the New York Fed
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See the Viral Bar Mitzvah Video in Which a Future Chicago Attorney Dances to Madonna’s Vogue
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Say What?!
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Judges:

High court not so politicized, Chief Justice Roberts says --- Roberts: Supreme Court views not ‘liberal or conservative’
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A Supreme Spouse Falls Victim To Spam?
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Censure Recommended for Judge Who Makes Too Much Money; Legal Salary Limit Is $132K
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Ex-Alito Clerk Will Represent ‘Frequent Filer’ Inmate Who Won Cert with Handwritten Appeal
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New Federal Courthouse, Talking Urinal Cakes Listed in Senator’s ‘Wastebook’
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Judge Threatens to Strangle Lawyer, Then Tries to Take it Back
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Wall Street:

Stock index futures mixed
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Markets Are Lower Everywhere After EU Summit
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Stocks Down in Last Hour of Trade
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Why Investment Bankers Work So Much
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Sneak Peeks Into New Book on Goldman Sachs
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Knight Capital glitch loss hits $461m
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Layoffs:

Jobless claims shoot back up to 388,000 filings
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Jobless Rate May be Lower Than We Think
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iPods, iPads, iPhones: 'These jobs aren't coming back'
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Tech:

Google Earnings, Revenue Miss Wall Street Forecasts
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Municipalities:

California Seeks Muni Bankruptcy Warnings, Lockyer Says
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Reading: Budget rift deepens between city, consultants
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City Council hopefuls talk about Atwater budget crisis
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Can Any “Municipality” File for Ch 9 Bankruptcy? Part 1 of 2
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Three ex-GE bankers sent to prison for rigging muni bids
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Management:

Protecting a business against partners' credit woes
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Politics:

Both presidential candidates share at least one thing in common this election: unwanted connections with the bankruptcy process
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The facts about oil and gas under Obama --- There's A Really Good Reason Offshore Drilling Is Down Under Obama
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Magazines:

Newsweek to End Print Edition in December
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Personal Finance:

Social Security Tricks that Maximize Payout
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Economy:

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise 46,000 on Seasonal Shift
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Philly Fed factory activity index grows in October
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The War Over Economic Facts
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Study: Romney's $25,000 Tax Deduction Cap Would Raise $1.3 Trillion --- Who Wins Under Romney's Cap Plan?
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Obama gets a little help from the invisible hand
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The Economy According to Union Pacific --- CSX CFO On The US Economy
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A Simpler Way to End Too Big to Fail
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Mortgage rates hover near record lows as home construction picks up
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Oaktree Capital unit wins bid for $23.9 million loan book from FDIC
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Fannie Mae sees housing improving despite economic uncertainty
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Washington Federal sues BofA over Countrywide mortgage servicing
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Middle Class Can't Afford Homes in Major Cities
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E*Trade swings to loss on mortgage portfolio surprise
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Tacoma businessman behind apartment deals seeks bankruptcy protection
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Report Forecasts Commercial Real Estate Growth In 2013
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Aviation:

Flight attendants' pay to lower for new hires at American Airines --- The union for American Airlines’ flight attendants calls hiring plans “great news” --- Flight Attendants' Pay Stirs Reactions From Job Seekers
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Hawker to get out of business jets after talks with Chinese firm fail --- Hawker Sees Stand-Alone Bankruptcy Exit as Sale Collapses --- End of the Line for Hawker? --- Changes At Hawker Beechcraft May Mean Layoffs For Little Rock Workers --- Debt dives in trading mart
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Alternative Energy:

Bidding War for A123 Brews in Bankruptcy Court
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Chinese Wanxiang Group Plans Bigger Bid for A123
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Lawmaker fears A123 bankruptcy will have ripple effect
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A123's 'brilliant' science didn't guarantee manufacturing success
(DBN)

A123's bankruptcy: Good for America
(DBN)

A123 Systems gets OK for interim loan
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Solyndra, IRS fight it out in court --- The Numbers Don't Add Up: IRS Says Solyndra's $71M Cash Can't Pay $900M in Debt
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Solyndra's Legal Team Pours It On as Political Spotlight Burns
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China's solar industry 'on life support'
(DBN)

The new ethanol
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GE: The market for wind turbines is ugly
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Corporate Reform:

SEC Whistleblower Office Gets Nearly 3,000 Tips
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Mass Torts:

Law professor's testimony key in asbestos legislation
(DBN)

Boy Scouts to Release Pervert Files --- Document Trove Points to Sex-Abuse Coverup within Boy Scouts --- LA Times Unveils Database of Boy Scouts’ Files; Top Oregon Court Order May Spark New Civil Cases
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Autos:

Look Who Cleaned Up On The Auto Bailout --- Mitt Romney Profited By At Least $15.3 Million From Auto Bailout --- Iacocca endorses Romney --- Bailout, Delphi take center stage in Romney charge in 'Nation' --- Report: Romney benefited from Delphi bankruptcy
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Auto Bailout Makes Ohio House Race Microcosm of National Debate
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Autoworkers Earning Less in U.S. Happy to Compete Again
(DBN)

GM, Ford retiree trusts' shortfalls expanded in 2011: filings
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After Bankruptcy of A123 Systems, Fisker Keeps Calm and Carries On
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Has the Electric Car Revolution Stalled?
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Device remotely disables cars if owner is late on payments
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Finance:

Survey Results Shows 'The Tale of Two Borrowers'
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Credit Reporting:

Experian report: Average credit score rises post-recession
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Gambling:

Silver Legacy owners reach agreement in bankruptcy filing
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Derivatives:

It's time to levy the risk takers
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Resorts:

Snö Mountain investors attempt to force company into bankruptcy
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Bankruptcy Crimes:

FBI nabs Fiji man
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Education:

White College Applicants Get More Preferential Treatment Than Minorities
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Hotels:

The 20 most expensive hotel rooms in America
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Coal:

Retired U.S. miners fear healthcare loss in Patriot bankruptcy
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Book Reviews:

Hey Folks, You Dug Your Debt-Filled Grave, Now Lie in It
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Convenience Stores:

Bankruptcy Judge OKs Second Extension for PCF Saleco
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Video Games:

Auction of 38 Studios items brings in $180K
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Religion:

Parishes' assets targeted in archdiocese bankruptcy case
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Telecoms:

Verizon Unit Was Insolvent by $1 Billion, Witness Says
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(3 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 (33 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (112 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:

Memphis: Bankruptcy Filings Drop 4 Percent
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Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Trustees:

Judge stops LAPD warrant for bankruptcy trustee's office seeking Manson follower tapes
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Plan Confirmation:

Losing Acquiror in Competing Reorganization Plan Fight Has Standing to Seek Reimbursement of Fees and Expenses
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Litigation:

Four Federal Judges Debate Four Ethical Issues at EDD Summit
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The Rise of Big Data and the Impact of Technology-Assisted Review
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Banking:

FDIC Finalizes Its Trump Card: FDIC Approves Final Rule Implementing Title II Receiver’s Ability to Enforce Subsidiary’s Contracts
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Morgan Stanley shakes off Moody's downgrade
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Hollywood:

Digital Domain seeks Dec. 4 sale of Port St. Lucie studios
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Florida may set aside money to recoup $20 million from bankrupt company
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Brokers:

Peregrine Financial's Forex Traders Push to Reclaim Funds
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Great American Group Selected To Liquidate Assets Owned By Wasendorf
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MF Global Report Coming Soon?
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Health Care:

A clock on West Penn Allegheny
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WPAHS should disclose more, investors complain
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Federal judge rejects bankruptcy trustee's call for probe of Christ Hospital sale
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Fort Bragg hospital files for bankruptcy
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Birmingham Can't Sue County to Keep Alabama's Cooper Green Hospital Open
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Fraud:

Gupta Witness Cardillo Gave 'Extraordinary' Aid, US Says --- Rajat Gupta's Friends in High Places --- Weighing the Factors in the Gupta Sentencing
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Regulator on board of embattled hedge fund
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Fraudsters Named Their Fund '.44 Magnum' Because Clients Would 'Shoot Themselves In The Head'
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Professional Models Are Accusing Top Agencies Of Massive Fraud
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How Dietmar Machold Allegedly Became 'The Bernie Madoff Of Violins'
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Student Debt:

Students Protest ‘Crisis’ with Student Loan Debt
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Credit Counseling:

Top Consumer Scam: Debt Settlement Firms
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Consumer Credit:

CFPB revises rule to allow stay-at-home spouses access to credit
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Cross-Border:

George Marciano wants documents returned
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UK:

U.K. seeks to criminalize Libor manipulation
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High St hit by rise in retailer closures
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Fears that England Will Exit EU
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Informal winding-up made more difficult – Part 3
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EU:

Merkel, Hollande clash on EU budget czar before summit
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Is Euro Zone Really Back 'On Track' Again?
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Spanish, Italian bond yields fall after EU summit
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Europe pushes ahead towards ECB bank supervision
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Why The Most Prosperous Cities In The World Are Still In Europe
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PIIGS:

Samaras Asks EU For Full E31.5 Billion Tranche Payment ASAP --- Spiegel Reports Greece Will Get Loans --- General strike in Greece turns violent: 'Enough is enough,' says austerity protester --- Merkel: Awaiting Troika, Hope Athens Stays in Euro --- Stiglitz: Greece and Spain are “in Depression”
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Ireland descends from risky debt heights --- ie:Drumm home cleared for sale --- Sean Quinn Jr back behind bars after losing his court appeal --- Sean Quinn Snr now says he will help Anglo over €500m property portfolio
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Canada:

Olymel submits bid for Big Sky
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China:

China GDP Growth Slides to 7.4%
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19 Chinese White Collar Criminals Who Were Handed The Death Sentence
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Cyprus:

Cyprus Expects Troika Bailout Talks Next Week
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Russia:

Amendments To Russian Bankruptcy And Financial Laws
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