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  • 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 […]
  • Monday’s decision in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett resolves a dispute about the vesting of health-care benefits under a collective bargaining agreement. Neither the Employee Retirement Income Security Act nor the National Labor Relations Act obligates employers to provide health-care benefits, but of course employers often do, and their commitments to provide those benefits […]