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  • The United Nations refugee agency has urged foreign owned shop owners to shut their businesses until calm returns to South Africa’s restive Soweto, on the outskirts of economic capital, Johannesburg. Source:
  • KIGALI, Jan 27 (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has warned that African economies could be hurt by a slowdown in China’s economy and an imminent hike in United States interest rates. Source:
  • Jan 27 (Reuters) – PZ Cussons Plc, the maker of Imperial Leather soaps, said first-half profit fell 8.2 percent, hurt by lower sales in Africa as its largest market Nigeria remained subdued and devaluation of the currency Naira. Source:
  • * Provides an update regarding review of its capital structure, liquidity and funding requirements announced on Jan. 20, 2015 Source:
  • * Operating profit was 3.5 pct ahead of prior period on revenue growth of 1.5 pct Source:
  • The petition of the day is: Kagan v. City of New Orleans 14-585Issue: Whether New Orleans’s tour-guide licensing requirements violate the First Amendment. Source:
  • On February 5 at one o’clock, the National Institute for Health Care Management will host a ninety-minute webinar on King v. Burwell. Speakers will include Julie Rovner, Nicholas Bagley, and Michael Cannon. There is no cost to participate. Registration is available here. Source:
  • Is “merit-based” compensation just a poorly disguised way for a law firm to lower total compensation costs? Source:
  • Hydraulic fracturing and energy policy promise to be an interesting area to watch in 2015 as many competing political forces push to control the agenda. Source:
  • * Another benchmark in the Ninth Circuit’s ongoing war against prosecutorial misconduct: a panel of judges — Kozinski, Wardlaw, and Fletcher — suggest trying prosecutors for perjury. [New York Observer] * Lawyer and blogger Eric Turkewitz finds himself in the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column. Just what was he doing with Selena Gomez […]