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Fed chief: Data not telling true story about disrupted job market

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for a "pragmatic" approach to U.S. monetary policy on Friday, amid calls by hawkish members of the central bank's policy committee for a quick rise in interest rates due to tightening labor markets and inflationary risks.

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Related Topix: The Data Company, US Energy Systems, Energy, Sarasota, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Reuters

Energy Future judge appoints committee to review lawyer fees

The judge overseeing Energy Future Holdings' massive bankruptcy appointed a committee to review the fees of lawyers and other professionals in the case.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Kirkland and Ellis

Law.com

Personal Notes on Lawyers

Paul Weiss has added as partner Elizabeth Sacksteder from Citigroup; Arnold & Porter has added Alexander Shaknes, late of Winston & Strawn; and Bingham McCutchen has added former assistant U.S. attorney David Miller, among other moves and announcements.

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Related Topix: Winston and Strawn, Winston & Strawn

Business Journal

Better Bricks: Deal of the Year winner adds a second key tenant

Park Avenue West, under construction at Southwest Ninth and Park Avenue in downtown Portland, has reached 18 of 30 stories.

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Related Topix: Stoel Rives

Iol.co.za

Gold advances from two-month low

Gold rose in New York, rebounding from a two-month low, as investors awaited speeches by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi today at a meeting of central bankers.

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Related Topix: The Data Company, Housing, UBS Investment Bank, Investment Banking, UBS Financial Services, Financial Services, Investment Services

ThinkProgress

Heritage Foundation Urges GOP To 'Accredit' Vigilante...

Two papers recently published by the influential Heritage Foundation lay out a series of recommendations for lawmakers to take in response to a widely expected executive order from President Obama shielding potentially millions of undocumented people from deportation.

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Related Topix: Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Southern Poverty Law Center, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Buffalo, NY, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

Personalities of Pittsburgh: McGuireWoods' Parker

Brian Parker , Pittsburgh managing partner at law firm McGuireWoods LLP, first came to Pittsburgh as an undergraduate at Duquesne University School of Law and wound up building his career here.

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Related Topix: McGuireWoods, Duquesne University

Business Journal

Jessica Brown named Outstanding Women in Business finalist

When Jessica Brown joined the international law firm of Gibson , Dunn & Crutcher as a litigation associate in 1995, she rarely thought about women's issues and causes.

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Related Topix: Gibson Dunn and Crutcher

The Raw Story

Religious conservatives urge people to stop taking 'ALS...

Kevin McCullough of the American Family Association is urging his followers not to take "the ALS Challenge" because doing so will "kill" unborn children, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports .

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Related Topix: Southern Poverty Law Center, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Thu Aug 21, 2014

International Business Times

Global Markets Overview - August 22, 2014

Data was solid - US home sales smashed estimates and held true month-on-month, while the Philly Fed manufacturing index also was stronger than estimated.

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Related Topix: The Data Company, Housing

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Argentina bondholders working with Deutsche Bank on RUFO waiver

A group of Argentina's exchange bondholders is working with Deutsche Bank to remove the so-called RUFO clause that prevents the sovereign from voluntarily offering holdout creditors better terms than those of its 2005 and 2010 restructurings.

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Related Topix: Latham & Watkins, Latham and Watkins

Creative Loafing Atlanta

City Hall and APS lawyers trade jabs, threaten legal action in Beltline funding dispute

The ongoing dispute between the city and Atlanta Public Schools over roughly $160 million in funding to the Atlanta Beltline appears to have worsened in recent weeks.

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Related Topix: Troutman Sanders, Fulton County, GA

New York Daily News

Developer scores major tenant for west side mega-project

Brookfield Properties, a development company building a $4.5 billion office and residential mega-project on five acres between Ninth and Tenth avenues in the West 30s, has secured a major tenant for the project, sources told the Daily News.

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Related Topix: Brookfield Properties, Real Estate, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom

TheBlaze.com

Obama Administration Sued for Data on Sexual Misconduct by TSA Airport Screeners

While Judicial Watch agreed to narrow its request for information in March, TSA did not produce any documents at all, "or respond in any other substantive way as required by law."

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Related Topix: The Data Company, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News

Business Journal

Data breach reported at Monroeville UPS Store among others nationwide

A Monroeville UPS Store is among 51 nationwide that are caught up in a potential data breach that may have exposed customers' personal information.

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Related Topix: The Data Company

GlobeSt.com

Hunton & Williams Expands Practice West

Save the date: October 21-22 and be part of the action at CCIM THRIVE , a dynamic event and collaboration between GlobeSt.com and CCIM.

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Related Topix: Hunton and Williams, California, Seyfarth Shaw

Wed Aug 20, 2014

ComputerWorld

Data#3 revenue rises to $833.5m

Data#3 has reported a revenue of $833.5 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2014, an 8.1 per cent increase on 2013's revenue of $771 million.

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Related Topix: The Data Company, Outsourcing

West Australian

BES junior bondholders pick law firm over bank split

A dramatic restructuring plan agreed on Aug. 3 moved most of Banco Espirito Santo's business into the newly created Novo Banco, which was bolstered by 4.9 billion euros of capital from the country's bank resolution fund.

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Related Topix: Shearman and Sterling, Brazil, World News

Daily Herald

U of I can expect presidential pay to rise

An employee of the firm helping the University of Illinois search for a new president says the school should expect to pay a salary in line with its status as a top university.

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Related Topix: The Data Company

Business Journal

Comparison shopping for chest pain, costs vary at Memphis-area hospitals

If you're having chest pains, it's not likely that you'd take the time to compare the cost of treatments - because in a medical emergency, all the normal rules for shopping go out the window.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, The Data Company, Medicaid

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