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  • WILMINGTON, Del, April 14- The number of bankruptcies among publicly traded U.S. companies has climbed to the highest first-quarter level for five years, according to a Reuters analysis of data from research firm bankruptcompanynews.com. The $34 billion in assets held by the 26 companies is the second highest for a first quarter in the past decade.

  • The company listed assets of $100 million to $500 million and liabilities of $500 million to $1 billion in its petition in the Delaware bankruptcy court. EveryWare which was formed through the merger of Anchor Hocking LLC and Oneida Ltd in March 2012, markets and distributes products such as bakeware, storageware and cookware in the United States, Canada,...

  • *FedEx to buy Dutch peer TNT; Informatica to go private. *Canada to sell its GM stake to Goldman Sachs. "If the move is gradual it shouldn't impact stocks too much, as companies will have a chance to hedge against the impact, but a sharp rise will have an impact," said Tony Roth, chief investment officer at Wilmington Trust in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • *Strength in U.S. dollar seen a concern for profits. *European shares ended sharply higher on potential M&A. NEW YORK, April 7- The U.S. dollar rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, resuming a recent upward trend and weighing on Wall Street stocks as investors fretted the currency's strength would hurt multinational corporate profits.

  • FRANKFURT/ BRUSSELS, April 2- German chemicals firm BASF said on Thursday it has sued Belgian specialty materials group Umicore in the United States for infringing two patents related to components for lithium-ion batteries. According to the court filings, it accused Umicore of selling battery technology, certain lithium metal oxide cathode materials, that...

  • LONDON, April 1- More than 1 million barrels of crude oil move by train across the United States every day, according to data published for the first time by the government on Tuesday. The volume of crude shipped by rail has increased more than 50- fold in five years, from just 630,000 barrels in January 2010 to 33.7 million barrels in January 2015, the Energy...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Billionaire investor George Soros and Indian entrepreneur Purnendu Chatterjee on Tuesday won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit in which cargo carrier TradeWinds Airlines Inc sought to have them pay a $54.9 million judgment it could not collect. District Judge John Keenan in Manhattan said TradeWinds and its former parent Coreolis Holdings...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Fidelity Investments, a major investor in DuPont, has put pressure on activist fund Trian Fund Management LP and the chemical conglomerate to reach a settlement in what it sees as a detrimental proxy fight, according to people close to the matter. Fidelity, whose 2.5 percent stake makes it DuPont's sixth largest shareholder, has not publicly...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, March 27- A lender to bankrupt RadioShack Corp told a U.S. judge on Friday it was prepared to present a new offer that was a "significant improvement" over a rival proposal that was selected as a winning bidder at an auction this week. RadioShack's advisers declared that Standard General had outbid Salus, RadioShack's largest creditor, at a four-day...

  • DETROIT, March 27- Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields made $18.6 million in salary and other compensation last year, below the $23.2 million that predecessor Alan Mulally received in 2013, the company said on Friday. Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its CEO, Sergio Marchionne, received 31.3 million euros. General Motors Co has...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., March 26- A deal to keep 1,740 RadioShack Corp stores open hangs in the balance in a Delaware court after its top creditor, a losing bidder in an auction for the bankrupt retailer, called the process a "sham" and demanded a new sale. RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy last month, told a U.S. While RadioShack's attorney told the court the deal saved...

  • March 26- Personal information gathered by RadioShack Corp from shoppers is not included in its sale, the consumer privacy ombudsman in the electronics retailer's bankruptcy case said in response to concerns shared by several states that the data could be sold. Her letter came as Oregon and Pennsylvania on Wednesday joined Texas and Tennessee in objecting...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., March 26- RadioShack Corp's rescue deal to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked on Thursday by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale. RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy last month, told a U.S. An attorney for Salus Capital Partners, which is owed $150 million and is RadioShack's...

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures' second crack at holding Motorola Mobility liable for using its technology without permission partially succeeded on Wednesday after a U.S. jury in Delaware found Motorola infringed a patent on multimedia text messaging. Another trial between the two, involving a single Intellectual...

  • UPDATE 1-RadioShack auction headed for courtroom showdown Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    March 25- An auction for RadioShack Corp failed to resolve whether the electronics retailer will remain in business as bidders attacked each in court filings, setting up a showdown before a judge on Thursday. By early Wednesday, however, one of RadioShack's lenders, Salus Capital Partners, asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge overseeing the case to intervene.

  • RadioShack lender asks judge to intervene in auction Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    March 25- A RadioShack Corp lender asked a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge to intervene in the auction of the electronics retailer and said it had submitted a bid to liquidate the chain that was "materially superior" to one favored by RadioShack. The lender said, however, that RadioShack favored a proposal from hedge fund Standard General, even though its bid included...

  • Standard General raises bid for bankrupt RadioShack Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    A customer leaves a RadioShack store in San Francisco and a Sprint store is shown in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    Hedge fund Standard General is said to have raised its bid to buy about 1,740 stores of bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack at auction.

  • The strategy usually involves buying stock in a Delaware- incorporated company that is being acquired and then filing a claim that gets a judge to determine the fair price for the shares in a process known as appraisal. But now the top corporate lawyers in Delaware, where about two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are chartered, are proposing an amendment to the...

  • March 13- Revel Casino's hard luck continues after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rejected its agreement for a sale to a Florida developer for $82 million, marking the third failed deal for the shuttered hotel in New Jersey's struggling seaside resort of Atlantic City. Revel was one of four casinos to close last year in Atlantic City, which is struggling with a...

  • 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...