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  • Bankruptcy Court judge on Friday declined to approve the proposed sale of the shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for $82 million because she said she lacked jurisdiction. Judge Gloria Burns in Camden, New Jersey, said she could not approve the sale because it would interfere with an appeal being pursued by casino tenants who argue that the...

  • March 12- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday ordered an independent examiner to investigate transactions by the operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp, which filed for Chapter 11 this year. Creditors have alleged that the operating unit is unable to pay its debts because the parent company looted it for the benefit of its controlling private equity...

  • UPDATE 1-Greece, OECD, sign cooperation deal on reform Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:52 PM ET

    PARIS, March 12- Greece is turning to the OECD group of industrialised nations to help reform its economy, but Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his country will still have to restructure its debt to overcome its woes. Greece signed an agreement with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Thursday aimed at helping Athens carry out a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- Exide Technologies has agreed to shutter its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, California, and pay $50 million in clean-up costs to avoid criminal prosecution for illegal storage of hazardous waste. As part of a deal reached late Wednesday with the U.S. Attorney's Office in California's central district, Exide also...

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- Exide Technologies has agreed to shutter its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, California, to avoid criminal prosecution for illegal storage of hazardous waste. As part of the agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in California, which was made public on Thursday, Exide will "immediately and permanently cease operations"...

  • March 12- Doral Financial Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday to wind down its remaining operations two weeks after its Puerto Rico- based bank subsidiary was seized by regulators. Doral Financial's bankruptcy is the latest reminder of the financial crisis on the island, a U.S. commonwealth, which has been mired for years in an economic...

  • March 12- Dollar General Stores Inc said on Thursday it plans to accelerate new store rollouts in a bid to bolster its position among U.S. discount retailers after failing to upend a merger agreement between rivals Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. Dollar General also authorized a $1 billion share repurchase plan, and said Chief Financial Officer David Tehle will...

  • Doral Financial files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    March 11- Doral Financial Corp filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, saying it intends to wind down its businesses, liquidate its assets, and seek approval for a liquidation plan. Doral Financial Corp, which has retail banking operations in Puerto Rico and the United States, listed assets of $50 million to $100 million and...

  • LONDON, March 11- Ukraine, seeking to plug a $15 billion- plus funding gap via debt restructuring, may find that a multi-year payment moratorium does the trick, with investors possibly having to swallow a smaller eventual writedown than feared. The country is expected to get the nod from the International Monetary Fund later on Wednesday for a $17.5 billion loan...

  • HONG KONG, March 11- Some of developer Kaisa Group's bondholders are pushing for better debt restructuring terms, such as a guarantee for their bonds from Sunac China which has proposed a takeover of its rival, sources familiar with the matter said. This week, Kaisa unveiled a plan for $2.5 billion of its offshore and convertible debt, under which the maturity on...

  • SEOUL, March 11- Hyundai Motor Co has decided to build its second U.S. factory to meet demand for sport utility vehicles, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing an industry source familiar with the matter. A Hyundai Motor spokesman said "there are no plans at this stage," without elaborating further. Hyundai Motor builds its Elantra compact...

  • Why this CEO wants to save SkyMall Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET
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    Scott Jordan wants to save the in-flight catalog SkyMall, but right now the airlines are not returning his calls, he told CNBC on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- A lawyer for LightSquared on Monday said the company will set aside $400 million to give certain bankruptcy lenders, including Dish Network Corp Chairman Charles Ergen, the option to take a portion of their repayment in cash instead of notes. LightSquared, owned by Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners, was planning a massive wireless...

  • HONG KONG, March 9- A debt restructuring plan put forward by Chinese developer Kaisa Group Ltd has steered away from a doomsday scenario for creditors painted in an earlier report, offering an implied haircut that is severe but not too far off current market prices. Mired in crisis after the local government in its home base of Shenzhen blocked sales at some of its...

  • HONG KONG, March 9- Chinese property developer Kaisa Group Ltd has proposed cutting the interest and extending the maturities of its offshore bonds in a critical debt restructuring plan it needs to get creditors to agree to or risk defaulting on payments. Kaisa, mired in crisis after the local government in its home base of Shenzhen blocked sales at some of its...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- LightSquared gained momentum this week in its effort to end its three-year bankruptcy after a judge dealt a blow to its main creditor and adversary, Charles Ergen, ahead of a week-long trial on its latest debt restructuring plan. LightSquared, the would-be wireless provider owned by Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners hedge fund, on...

  • Corrects Hercules Offshore item to change date of announcement of job cuts to Feb. 12 from Feb. 3) Feb 17 (Reuters)- Oilfield services giants Schlumberger Ltd and Halliburton Co and many others in the oil and gas industry have announced plans to lay off thousands of people in the past few months as global oil prices have nearly halved since June.

  • Arrowhead buys Novartis' RNAi portfolio Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    March 5- Arrowhead Research Corp said it acquired Novartis AG's RNAi assets to fortify its position in the field of gene therapy that aims to wipe out disease-causing proteins. Novartis is eligible to receive $25 million in Arrowhead shares within 30 days, which would make it the second-largest shareholder based on Arrowhead's market value on Wednesday.

  • ISTANBUL, March 5- Citigroup has sold its nearly 10 percent stake in Turkey's Akbank for $1.2 billion, the U.S. lender said on Thursday, its latest disposal of overseas assets to cut costs and boost profits. New York- based Citi has been paring back in international markets in recent years, pulling out of retail banking in Turkey as well as long-established...

  • AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics in $21 billion deal Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:13 PM ET

    Drugmaker AbbVie said it will buy Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion to boost its oncology drugs pipeline.