September 12, 2012

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Law:

Berger Singerman Co-Chair Paul Steven Singerman Named "Lawyer Of The Year" By Best Lawyers
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The Biglaw Wall of Silence
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Citi Report Shows Law Firm Leaders' Confidence Waning in Q2
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UBS Whistle-Blower, Skadden, Hunton: Business of Law
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Congratulations to the Best Law Firm Offices in America!
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Survey Reveals 'Fearsome Foursome' Law Firms
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List of Favorite iPad Apps Keeps Changing
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Cadwalader takes on Linklaters restructuring partner for London base
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In 2012 race, lawyers, law firms contribute twice as much to Obama than Romney
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In fashion circles, lawyers becoming sought-after accessories
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Hunton & Williams LLP Adds Ronald L. Rubin, Enforcement Attorney at CFPB, as Partner In Bankruptcy Group
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A Sidley Austin Partner’s Mysterious Departure
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Law School Transparency: Camille Andrews threatens to sue anyone who says anything mean about her
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Florida Law Professor Allegedly Victimized In Hate Crime
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Another Day, Another T-14 Adventure in Babysitting
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Pro Bono: Just Do It
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Clients Will Drive You Crazy
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Size Matters
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Davis Polk Advises Government Again On AIG Share Sale
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Bryan Cave Successful in Bid to Upset Malpractice Judgment
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Investors Sue Katten Over Alleged Role in Tax Shelter
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9-11 Lawsuit 'Bigger Than Your Wildest Imagination'
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Nicole Bradick Helps Small Firms Get Part-Time Help from Lawyer-Moms
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Quitting Your Law Job? How to Leave a Lasting Impression
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Lawyers Looking for Work: What they can learn from an office supply company
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HSBC sues Troutman Sanders for negligence
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How Many Law Firms Does It Take To Sue An Egg Company?
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Comparing Scanned Documents Tips and Workarounds
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Lawyer Plans to Sue His Alleged Attackers, Located Through iPhone Tracking
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Man repeatedly stabs stranger in buttocks in random attack
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Retrial Begins for Inmate Who Argued His Sentence Was 25 Years Too Short
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A Bad Way to Die or the Worst?
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Following Student’s Hazing Death, University Officials Argue Protecting Students Off Campus Isn’t Their Job
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Court Rules Chicago Cops Can't Arrest People For Being Annoying
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This Story Of The Girl Arrested For Posing As A Columbia Freshman Just Keeps Getting Stranger
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Ex-Mariners Star’s Desire for ‘Amazing View’ Puts 20-Year-Old Tree Law in Center Court
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Say What?!
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Judges:

With Rose Confirmation, Obama Sets a Record For Women Judges
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Prosecutor Called Up to Bankruptcy Court Post
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In Cost-Cutting Move, Judicial Conference Closes Six Court Facilities
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Amarillo bankruptcy court one of six to be closed
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Federal bankruptcy court closing in Pikeville
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US Budget Impasse Could Eliminate All Federal Civil Jury Trials, Judicial Conference Leader Says
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Judge Seeks Treatment After His Face Is Doused with Liquid by Assailant
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Hefty Budget Cuts May Prompt Weekly Closings for Illinois US District Courts
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Judge Denies $2.7M Fee Request for $12K Win, Says Amount Was ‘Grossly Inflated’
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Justice Elena Kagan, Comedian
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Wall Street:

U.S. futures emboldened by German court ruling
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Dow ends at highest in nearly 5 years
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10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell
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Knight Capital glitch likely to lead to regulatory changes: CEO
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Layoffs:

Job Openings in the US Decreased in July as Hiring Cooled
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Why Wages Aren't Rising
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The Complete Guide To America's Jobs Crisis And The Failure Of Monetary Policy :)
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National and State by State Unemployment Rates
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Animated Map of Unemployment
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Corporate Reform:

Former UBS Banker Scores $104 Million Whistleblower Fee After His Jail Release
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Aviation:

AMR: We've hit $150 million in professional costs
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American tells pilots "vast majority" of work rules will not change
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SkyWest to do flying for American Airlines?
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American Airlines And US Airways: Good Or Bad?
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AA to cut 1090 Ft. Worth jobs
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Pinnacle Airlines Dispatchers Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement
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Steel:

RG Steel, state agree on lower property-tax assessment
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Municipalities:

Stockton: Bankruptcy fight not cheap --- Council OKs additional $1.4 million in legal fees --- Arming up for pension skirmishes
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Strip club among bankrupt San Bernardino's growing list of creditors
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Harrisburg Default Underlines Lack of State Support: MMA
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Detroit Fights Michigan for Control of Fraying Belle Isle
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Atwater city manager out, after late night City Council vote, bankruptcy possible
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Report: Seventy-Nine Percent of Eighth Graders In Chicago Public Schools Are Below Proficient In Reading --- Chicago teachers ' strike : Demanding dignity and respect --- Teachers’ Strike To Enter Day 3; Union Boss Calls Progress ‘Glacial’
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Art:

Art imitates foreclosure life in fringe-festival performance
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Economy:

Moody's Warns of Possible Cut to US Rating --- US credit rating hinges on Congress - Moody's --- Germany: 'Great Uncertainty' About US Debt
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Budget deficit tops $1 trillion for fourth time - More revenue, less new spending does show improvement
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Trade Deficit in US Widens as Exports Start to Wane
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Economists Overwhelmingly Expect QE3 To Be Launched Tomorrow
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Ben Bernanke expected to take further action on US economy as Fed meets
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The Entire Global Economic Debate In One Gigantic Slide
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Economy Still Stuck, CFOs Say
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Low Rates: Gov'ts Benefit, Savers Hit
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Saudi Oil Minister: High Oil Prices Unjustified
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America Must Face The Reality Of A Growing Lower Class
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Fiscal Cliff: All Talk, No Deal Making
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US Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

LPS: Nearly one out of five homeowners underwater
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Eminent Domain: Newsom wants U.S. Attorney's office review of mortgage industry's and federal agency's actions
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Cost of housing meltdown rivals GDP
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ResCap's Control of Bankruptcy Extended to Dec. 20 --- Facing objections, ResCap tempers exclusivity-extension request
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Look Who Got all of those Liar Loans
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Foreclosure Fail: Study Pins Blame on Big Banks
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Foreclosures Have Modest Impact On Nearby Home Prices: NBER
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Freddie Mac clears mortgage principal reduction in more states
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Senators bargain on HARP expansion
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House approves way for FHA to go after mortgage lenders
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Feds Should Sell Foreclosures to Everyone
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Consumers cautious on housing recovery: Fannie Mae
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A Closer Look at New York's "Foreclosure Fraud Prevention Act"
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Covington Scores for IndyMac CEO in SEC Fraud Case
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Lehman Is Biding Its Time to Market Its Real Estate
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Care:

Spectrum Healthcare files Chapt. 11
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Operator of 6 Conn. nursing homes seeks bankruptcy
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Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745 --- Health Benefit Costs Seen Rising 6.5% in 2013 --- Premiums outpace inflation, wages
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Seniors Threatened by Medical Costs Co-Pay
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Curing healthcare
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IRS clarifies health law role to skeptical Republicans
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10 Frightening Ways Doctors Used To Treat Mental Disorders
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Retailing:

The Rich Are Getting Poorer And Luxury Retailers Are Freaking Out
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THR bankruptcy filing estimates $100M to $500M in debt
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Hilco, Gordon Brothers to Liquidate Ritz Camera
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US holiday retail sales seen up 3.3 pct
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Celebs:

Octomom Gives Birth To 'Octoloan'
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Jermaine Dupri Dodges IRS Bullet At The Last Minute
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AEG dropping insurance claim over Michael Jackson death
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Stephen Baldwin Sues Kevin Costner’s Lawyer for $10M After Losing at Oil Spill Cleanup Machine Trial
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Hollywood:

Digital Domain seeks bankruptcy protection, to sell core business --- James Cameron's production company files for bankruptcy --- Sells Operating Unit For $15 Mln
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Expansion pushed Digital Domain from "Titanic" to bankruptcy
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Dan Marino Among Digital Domain's Biggest Losers!
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Avatar special effects shop weighs Digital Domain bid
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NYSE to Suspend Trading Immediately in Digital Domain Media Group, Inc.
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Bankrupt studio that got state aid employed lawmaker's son
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West Palm Beach fights to regain land it gave to Digital Domain
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Photography:

Kodak: With Firings, Asset Sales, Company Should Emerge Trimmer, Expert Says
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Kodak Appoints AlixPartners Roof as Interim CFO
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Brokers:

Senior MF Global Executive Said Corzine Knew About Misuse of Funds
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Peregrine Financial Group Regulator Kicks in Fine Paid By Iowa Broker to Bankruptcy Trustee
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Peregrine’s Wasendorf Aided in Asset Probe, Receiver Says
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Peregrine Financial CEO Wasendorf to plead guilty to fraud --- Peregrine CEO faces up to 50 years in jail under agreement
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Newspapers:

For Paton, Bankruptcy for Journal Register Is 'Embarrassing' but Necessary
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Education:

San Francisco: CCSF risks bankruptcy , chancellor warns
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Lehman:

4 Years After Bankruptcy , How Is Lehman Faring?
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Politics:

How Barack Obama Made His Fortune
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Religion:

Judge denies motion by OneUnited to dismiss Charles Street AME church bankruptcy --- The Opinion
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Catholics react to Bishop Finn's conviction
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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 (33 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (42 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:

Rochelle on Solyndra, LightSquared, Judge Allan Gropper: Audio
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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Number of individual bankruptcy filings drop
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AZ: Valley bankruptcies keep plummeting
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Interactive Bankruptcy Statistics Map
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Bankruptcy Reform:

Resolve to Make it Better: Lessons Learned in the Resolution Planning Process
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Safe Harbors:

Too Much Protection for Derivatives in Bankruptcy
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Discharge:

When Does A Post-Petition Ordinary-Course Expense Become a Dischargeable Claim?
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Insurance:

D&O Corporate Counsel Checklist Published by ABA
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Based on “Other Insurance” Clause, D&O Insurer Has No Duty to Defend Suit Covered by General Liability Policy
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Banking:

A Changed Barclays No Longer Cares About Financial Returns
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Deutsche Bank takes 4 bln eur restructuring hit
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Credit/Debit Cards:

Retail group opposes credit card fee settlement
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Hotels:

Eagle Hospitality Seeks to Sell Its 13 Hotels
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Convenience Stores:

PCF Saleco Owes $1.65 Million: Court Documents
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Coal:

Court cool to moving Patriot Coal case
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Mine Workers Rally for Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Hearing Relocation
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Distressed Investing:

High Yield Market: All Time Low Yields
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Food/Beverage:

Piccadilly Restaurants files for bankruptcy
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Tax:

UBS AG Bank Whistleblower Wins $104M Reward from IRS
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Enforcement and Reputational Risks of Corporate Tax Planning
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Corporate Governance:

In Glen-X, What's More Important, $4.5 Billion or Management Control?
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El Paso Case Sends Warning, But Bark is Worse than Bite
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Debt Collection:

Debt collector / lender penalized $13 million by Judge Bloom
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Consumer debt ruling could affect thousands of cases
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Alternative Energy:

Study: Wind Could Power the World
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Fraud:

JR Dunn tracking more valuable Scott Rothstein diamond
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SEC Sues Hedge Fund Manager For Allegedly Hiding Losses
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Television:

Texas station on the block
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UK:

Redundancy leading to rise in personal insolvency amongst upper income
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HMRC and the Football Creditors Rule – An own goal?
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UK employment highest in four years
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EU:

Decision day looms for eurozone bailout fund
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Top German court rejects calls to block permanent eurozone rescue fund --- But There's One Condition...
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Soros: Germany Heading into Depression
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PIIGS:

Greece Can't Even Afford To Sell Confiscated Sports Cars --- Greece suffering "merciless lashing" from creditors , says president --- Greek "human chain" protest delays talks with lenders --- Troika Gets Tough on Greece: Start Firing People --- January – August Deficit Shrinks 34% From Year Earlier --- Greece To Seek ‘Millions’ From Germany As World War II Reparations --- German FinMin Insists on “No New Negotiations” With Greece‎ --- Self-Employed Greeks Cry Poverty to Evade Taxes
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Portugal wins reprieve ahead of German court decision
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Spain Bond Rally Shows Bailout May Not Be Needed, Rajoy Says --- Spanish bankruptcy spurs separatism: Catalonia the main tax contributor takes to the streets
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France:

The French are having serious regrets about electing François Hollande
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Korea:

Baby boomers account for 44 percent of small business bankruptcies
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MENA:

Cairo protesters scale U.S. Embassy wall, remove flag --- US Ambassador To Libya And Three Others Killed In Attack On Consulate --- Mob sets fire to US consulate in Benghazi, staffer dies
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