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  • China's big ambitions stumble at Bahamas resort Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:02 PM ET

    Nassau, Bahamas/ Beijing June 30- China's push to extend its influence in the Western Hemisphere has hit an embarrassing setback at an unfinished, $3.5 billion resort and casino project in the Bahamas. And on Monday, Baha Mar Ltd, developer of the 2,323 room resort located along Cable Beach near downtown Nassau, filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection in a...

  • California tribe eyes bid for gun maker Colt Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    "Colt is an iconic business and we're sort of intensely interested in helping a business like that," Drew Ryce, attorney for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, told Reuters on Tuesday. Ryce said the Banning, California- based tribe was looking to diversify its economy and an East Coast manufacturer would balance the tribe's focus on retail, gambling and...

  • June 29- General Motors Co said a judge in Delaware has dismissed a lawsuit by shareholders who wished to recoup losses stemming from the recall of millions of vehicles with an ignition switch defect linked to several deaths. There are three other shareholder derivative actions, one in Wayne County, Michigan and two in Federal District Court for the Eastern...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., June 26- Molycorp Inc failed to get approval from a U.S. Judge Christopher Sontchi agreed with the objection by an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management that Molycorp could not justify its need for the money, which would deepen the company's insolvency. Oaktree, which had loaned the company about $250 million in September, argued Molycorp was...

  • June 25- Texas' largest power company, Energy Future Holdings Corp, has scrapped a bankruptcy exit plan centered on the sale of its multibillion dollar power line stake and instead will pursue a reorganization, the company said in an internal memo on Thursday. The Luminant power generating business and its TXU retail utility would be spun off to the senior...

  • However, Delaware lawyers feared fee-shifting would effectively wipe out shareholder litigation and the ability to police corporate boards. To placate big business, the new law allows companies to adopt rules that require investors to sue in Delaware, a tactic known as forum selection. Supporters argue that corralling lawsuits in Delaware allows the...

  • June 25- Molycorp Inc, the only U.S. supplier of rare earths, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday along with its North American subsidiaries to restructure $1.7 billion of debt in its U.S. and Canadian operations. Molycorp, whose shares have lost 86 percent of their value in the past year, said it had obtained agreement for up to $225 million in new...

  • June 25- Rare earths miner Molycorp Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday along with its North American subsidiaries to restructure $1.7 billion of debt in its U.S. and Canadian operations. Molycorp has also obtained agreement for up to $225 million in new debtor-in-possession financing, it said in a statement. The Birmingham, Alabama-...

  • ST. LOUIS, June 24- A high-ranking JPMorgan Chase& Co executive responsible for revamping the bank's anti-money laundering practices after U.S. regulators found lax controls has left in recent days, according to internal memos read to Reuters and confirmed by the bank. Patrick Moore, a long-time JPMorgan executive who took over as global head of financial...

  • NEW YORK, June 24- When U.S. companies go bust, bankruptcy laws ensure workers are among the first to get paid. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia last month endorsed an agreement among stakeholders of Jevic Transportation Inc to toss the trucking company's bankruptcy case out of court before a formal Chapter 11 exit plan was approved.

  • Judge to retire from Delaware's key corporate court Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    June 22- One of the most important venues in the United States for corporate disputes, Delaware's Court of Chancery, is losing one of its five judges after Donald Parsons said on Monday he will retire in October. More than half of the U.S. publicly traded companies are chartered in Delaware, and corporate disputes often end up before one of the five judges on the...

  • Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate's homeland security panel, the Homeland Security& Governmental Affairs Committee said in a statement on Monday. Some lawmakers have called for top OPM officials to resign in the wake of the breach, although the White House last week said...

  • June 18- PBF Energy Inc agreed to pay $322 million to acquire the 189,000- barrel-per-day Chalmette oil refinery in Louisiana and related assets from Exxon Mobil Corp and Venezuela's national oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA. The purchase marks PBF's entrance into the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it had lost out on a bid in 2011 for Texas City Refinery, then owned...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St dips as investors edgy ahead of Fed meet Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    *Fed statement at 2 p.m. ET; Yellen conference at 2:30 p.m.. *Apple weighs on Nasdaq, S&P; UnitedHealth biggest drag on Dow. The Fed statement will be followed by Chair Janet Yellen's news conference half an hour later.

  • *Fed statement at 2 p.m. ET; Yellen conference at 2:30 p.m.. The Fed statement is due at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by Chair Janet Yellen's news conference half an hour later, with analysts expecting her to focus on signs the economy is recovering after a bumpy start to the year. "The Fed will send out another message which lays down the groundwork for a rate rise in August...

  • 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.

  • June 16- Casino company Caesars Entertainment Corp was sued for more than $6 billion by a representative for noteholders who are the lone creditors backing its plan to overhaul $18 billion in debt. The lawsuit was brought by UMB Bank, which is the indenture trustee for several issuances of first-lien notes, and not by actual noteholders, which include the...

  • June 16- Casino company Caesars Entertainment Corp was sued for more than $6 billion by a representative for noteholders who are the lone creditors backing its controversial plan to overhaul $18 billion in debt. The lawsuit was brought by UMB Bank, which is the indenture trustee for several issuances of first-lien notes, and not by the actual noteholders, which...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- JPMorgan Chase& Co officials including Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon do not have to face a shareholder lawsuit claiming they failed to properly investigate the "London Whale" trading scandal that caused $6.2 billion in losses, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge...

  • June 16- The Obama administration has approved plans by Arkansas, Delaware and Pennsylvania to create their own state-based health insurance marketplaces instead of relying on a federal website to enroll residents, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. The approvals from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services come as the Supreme Court is set to...