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  • KiOR files for bankruptcy, but not Miss. unit Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly. KiOR defaulted on a loan from Mississippi last week after failing to make a $1.8 million debt payment. The company borrowed $75 million from Mississippi to build a refinery in Columbus...

  • Nov 10- Cancer vaccine maker Dendreon Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday after its potential blockbuster cancer drug failed to live up to expectations, saddling the company with heavy debt. Dendreon's stock was down nearly 62 percent at 36 cents in premarket trading. Under the agreements, senior noteholders will support a plan of...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 10- Saving for college can be tough, but many families do not tap a potentially generous resource: relatives and friends. "I think people can feel comfortable going out and saying they prefer gifts that are more meaningful," said Erin Condon, vice president of Upromise, a college savings and cash rewards program, run by Sallie Mae.

  • Sterling Construction reports 3Q loss Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del. _ Sterling Construction Co. on Monday reported a loss of $3.9 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Sterling Construction shares have fallen 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Dendreon files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 5:42 AM ET
    File photo: A worker in a Dendreon lab working on a prostate cancer drug.

    Biotechnology company Dendreon filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and said it has reached agreements on the terms of a financial restructuring with certain bond holders.

  • Dendreon files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:22 AM ET

    Nov 10- Biotechnology company Dendreon Corp filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and said it has reached agreements on the terms of a financial restructuring with certain bond holders. Dendreon said the restructuring may take the form of a stand-alone recapitalization or a sale of the company or its assets. Under the agreements, the senior...

  • While manufacturers such as DuPont and Lakeland Industries Inc have increased production capacity, some are unable to keep up. DuPont has more than tripled its production, first to address the "unprecedented level of demand" in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, DuPont spokeswoman Sandra James said by email. DuPont is prioritizing orders for people in direct...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- Senate Republicans will charge ahead early in 2015 with a bill to approve the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a move that would back President Barack Obama into a corner and set the tone for how the party taking control of Congress will govern the next two years. The $8 billion project would deliver heavy Canadian oil sands...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- Senate Republicans will charge ahead early in 2015 with a bill to approve the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a move that would back President Barack Obama into a corner and set the tone for how the party taking control of Congress will govern the next two years. The $8 billion project, which would deliver heavy Canadian oil...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- LightSquared, the bankrupt wireless venture owned by Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners, has reached a deal to bring the company out of bankruptcy under control of lenders, according to a person close to the matter. However, the deal would keep the company together while distributing equity to lenders including Charles Ergen, chairman of...

  • Oct 29- Comcast Corp has reached a $50 million settlement in a decade-old lawsuit accusing it of overcharging cable television subscribers, 1-1/ 2 years after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a larger version of the class-action case. The preliminary settlement, which requires court approval, calls for Comcast to pay $16.67 million in cash to current and former...

  • Bernstein Research said this week that about a third of U.S. shale production would be uneconomical if oil prices were to fall to $80 per barrel. E&P industry needs $90 NYMEX, about $100 Brent, oil prices to maintain the current oil rig count of 1,500-1,600 rigs, which is intrinsic to our U.S. oil production outlook. MORNINGSTAR INC "Our analysis suggests that the...

  • U.S. court upholds patents on Pfizer's cancer drug Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Oct 23- A U.S. district court ruled in favor of Pfizer Inc in a patent lawsuit it filed against Mylan Inc alleging patent infringement on its cancer drug, Sutent, Pfizer said. Pfizer filed the lawsuit in June 2010 after Mylan attempted to market a generic version of Sutent, patented until 2021.. The case is Pfizer Inc v.

  • Oct 17- The bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal casino received court approval on Friday to break its labor agreement, a key condition for a rescue deal with billionaire Carl Icahn, and the union promptly announced a plan to picket the Atlantic City, New Jersey hotel. Parent company Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc has said trimming $14.6 million from its annual union...

  • Oct 17- Energy Future Holdings squared off against creditors in court on Friday as the bankrupt Texas power company sought approval to begin a multibillion dollar auction of its interest in Oncor, a power transmission business. The company anticipates an auction in February, and sources told Reuters potential bidders include NextEra Energy Inc of Juno Beach,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits- more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate. Yellen, whose salary is set by Congress, earns $201,700 a year. "It certainly bolsters the case for more...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- U.S. stocks were down more than 1 percent in afternoon trading on Wednesday as economic data added to worries over the health of the world economy and concern increased about the spread of Ebola. The S&P 500 was on track for its sixth fall in eight sessions and is down roughly 8 percent from its Sept. 18 record closing high. The CBOE Volatility index,...

  • *Shire shares tumble as AbbVie reconsiders bid. NEW YORK, Oct 15- U.S. stocks dropped on Wednesday as economic data buttressed worries over the health of the world economy and signs emerged of slowing merger activity. Worries about a lethargic global economy weren't helped by data that showed U.S. retail sales and producer prices fell in September, while...

  • Parent company Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc has said trimming $14.6 million from its annual union pension and healthcare costs is key to save the casino from becoming the fifth to close this year in the seaside resort. Atlantic City has lost thousands of jobs this year and Trump Entertainment has warned it could be forced to begin winding down the Taj Mahal...

  • GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, Oct 14- India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and other farm products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday, potentially opening up an estimated $300 million a year export market for the United States. India had claimed its import restrictions, imposed in 2007,...