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  • Puerto Rico faces a 'bailout' problem Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    A man walks past a vacant building in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    The false perception is that "if you give Puerto Rico the authority to file for bankruptcy, that's the equivalent of a federal bailout."

  • June 18- Rig provider Hercules Offshore Inc said it had entered into a restructuring agreement with a majority of its debtors, which would lead to a Chapter 11 filing within the next few weeks. About $1.2 billion of Hercules' notes will be converted into new equity, leaving existing shareholders with 3.1 percent of the company's stock, Hercules said in a...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, June 16- Bondholders of gun maker Colt ripped into the bankrupt company's private equity owner in a court hearing on Tuesday, saying the firm sped up its decline by starving it of cash and investment. A bondholder attorney told Judge Laurie Silverstein in Wilmington, Delaware, that Sciens was to blame for Colt's inability to compete.

  • Drill, drill, drill! And then maybe go bankrupt Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 12:32 PM ET
    Oil workers using chain to position drill on drilling platform.

    Bankruptcy and dealmaking has yet to hit the U.S. oil patch, but drillers face another crucial test of their health this fall.

  • Gun maker Colt up for auction. Opening bid: $0 Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    Gun maker Colt filed for bankruptcy protection and has put itself up for auction with an unusual opening bid: Zero dollars.

  • An affiliate of private equity firm Sciens Capital Management has proposed buying Colt Defense by assuming obligations including up to $105 million in outstanding loans and as much as $20 million in new loans, court documents filed on Monday show. That is pretty much what bondholders proposed in May, according to the filings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, June 15- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that bankruptcy attorneys must bear the expense of defending their fees, which could make it harder for lawyers to get paid for their often-costly Chapter 11 work. Baker Botts was eventually awarded $117 million for its work, which was considered particularly successful because creditors were...

  • Colt Defense files for bankruptcy protection Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    Famed U.S. gun maker Colt Defense LLC said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • Famed U.S. gun maker Colt Defense LLC said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • BERLIN, June 13- Germany's finance ministry denied a report on Saturday that its officials were working on a plan to allow an orderly debt restructuring for any country that becomes insolvent. German magazine Der Spiegel had reported that Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble asked officials to draft plans for a system of debt restructuring for any insolvent...

  • June 9- Boomerang Tube LLC, a maker of pipes and tubes for oil and natural gas companies, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, becoming the latest victim of the slide in oil prices. St. Louis, Missouri- based Boomerang Tube, which was bought by Access Tubulars LLC in 2008, said it had total assets of about $299 million and total liabilities of about...

  • SAO PAULO, June 5- A Brazilian court is expected to approve a debtor-in-possession loan to engineering firm OAS SA, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, as early as next week, two sources with knowledge of the deal said on Friday. The judge overseeing the bankruptcy process could free up the so-called DIP loan of 800 million reais after court-appointed...

  • ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, June 4- Greece delayed a key debt payment to the International Monetary Fund due on Friday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, facing fury among his leftist supporters, demanded changes to tough terms from international creditors for aid to stave off bankruptcy. The IMF said Athens had informed the global lender that it plans to bundle four...

  • ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, June 4- Leftists in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' party vented fury on Thursday at terms proposed by Greece's creditors for a last-ditch deal to stave off bankruptcy and European officials acknowledged that large gaps remain to be bridged. Tsipras emerged from late-night talks with senior EU officials in Brussels saying a deal with...

  • *Greece has to repay $300 million loan to IMF Friday. ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, June 4- Leftists in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' party vented fury on Thursday at terms proposed by Greece's creditors for a last-ditch deal to stave off bankruptcy, but European officials voiced confidence that an agreement was near. Tsipras emerged from late-night talks with senior EU...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., June 1- The judge overseeing the $42 billion bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings Corp, Texas's biggest power company, scolded warring lawyers in the case on Monday for what he called their "unnecessarily expensive and counterproductive" bickering. Judge Christopher Sontchi in Wilmington, Delaware, made the comments as he extended to the end of...

  • Madoff trustee to recoup $35.4 mln from Merkin funds Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 1- The trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff's victims will receive $35.4 million in a settlement with two funds once run by Wall Street hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin. According to settlement papers filed late Friday with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Manhattan, the payment will be made by the Ariel Fund Ltd and Gabriel Capital LP feeder funds,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a win to Bank of America Corp by ruling that a second mortgage on an "underwater" home- one with a mortgage balance exceeding its current value- cannot by voided during bankruptcy. But Bank of America, which is the second mortgage holder in both cases, argued in court papers that the approach taken by the 11th...

  • June 1- Molycorp Inc said it missed a $32.5 million interest payment on its senior secured notes, heightening concerns that the struggling rare earths miner could file for bankruptcy before the end of the month. Molycorp's shares fell as much as 21 percent in early trading. Molycorp, which reported a loss for the thirteenth straight quarter last month, had warned...

  • SkyMall rises from the grave with big plans Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    Skymall magazine

    C&A Marketing, which owns the SkyMall brand, said it is in talks to relaunch the catalog in a few months with a few carriers, TODAY reports.