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  • Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation— billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections.

  • Argentina debtholders offer to waive clause -FT Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    July 28- A group of Argentina's creditors holding "restructured" debt have offered to waive a clause that would help the country avoid a default, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources.

  • RPM Intl agrees to $797.5M deal on asbestos claims Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    MEDINA, Ohio— RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp.. The Medina, Ohio, company said Monday that the agreement still needs the approval of the claimants as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

  • Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    SPRINGDALE, Ark.— Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands. Tyson Foods Inc. said it expects the sale of its Mexico and Brazil operations to JBS SA will be completed by the end of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Argentina, out of legal options to avoid paying a court-awarded $1.33 billion plus interest to holdout creditors who twice spurned a restructuring offer, has until July 30 to either pay them, negotiate a settlement or default.

  • US regulators close small bank in Illinois Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    The bank, which operated three branches, had about $72.9 million in assets and $71 million in deposits as of March 31. The FDIC said that Providence Bank also agreed to buy roughly $67.7 million of GreenChoice Bank's assets. The FDIC has said 2010 likely was the high-water mark for bank failures from the recession.

  • July 25- Detroit released a revised debt adjustment plan on Friday that details the role of a post-bankruptcy monitor and sets up a reserve fund to possibly enhance recoveries for certain creditors.

  • Tyson Foods to shut three prepared foods factories Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    The Cherokee, Iowa, plant will close on Sep. 27, while the Buffalo, New York, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico plants are expected to cease operations in the first half of 2015, the company said.

  • LONDON, July 25- Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay around 4.9 billion pounds to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to the slowing growth at home with a deal to create a European media powerhouse.

  • BSkyB to pay $8 billion to create Sky Europe Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:11 AM ET

    LONDON, July 25- Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay around 4.9 billion pounds to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to the slowing growth at home with a deal to create a European powerhouse.

  • Bankrupt Energy Future to auction stake in Oncor Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:02 PM ET

    DALLAS— Bankrupt power giant Energy Future Holdings terminated its restructuring agreement and announced plans to auction its stake in the profitable power transmission business Oncor Electric Delivery Co., according to a filing Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers.

  • BSkyB to unveil "Sky Europe" deal on Friday Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    *BSkyB to buy Sky Italia and 57 pct of Sky Deutschland. LONDON, July 24- Britain's pay-TV group BSkyB will on Friday unveil its multi-billion euro deal to buy Rupert Murdoch's assets in Italy and Germany, sealing a plan to create a pan-European giant with almost 20 million customers.

  • Energy Future seeks longer bankruptcy as it scraps plan Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    July 24- Energy Future Holdings, the largest power company in Texas, asked a judge to extend the period in which it controls its Chapter 11 bankruptcy and said it is scrapping its original debt-cutting plan in favor of an auction of its Oncor unit.

  • July 24- Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc. *Agreed with Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc., part of Boehringer Ingelheim Group of companies, to acquire their generic injectables manufacturing site in Bedford, Ohio. *No incremental consideration is payable in relation to Hikma acquiring Ben Venue manufacturing site.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- A hedge fund with over $400 million in Puerto Rico bonds has joined a legal challenge against a law that allows the U.S. New York- based BlueMountain Capital Management filed a lawsuit in the district court of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, claiming that the new law, known as the Recovery Act, runs counter to both the Puerto Rican and U.S. constitutions.

  • Seifi Ghasemi, who successfully executed a number of deals as CEO of Rockwood Holdings Inc, was appointed to the top position at Air Products last month and analysts expect him to divest some of the company's businesses.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- A hedge fund with over $400 million in Puerto Rico bonds has joined a legal challenge against a law that allows the U.S. New York- based BlueMountain Capital Management filed a lawsuit in the district court of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, claiming that the new law, known as the Recovery Act, runs counter to both the Puerto Rican and U.S. constitutions.

  • US hedge fund files suit against Puerto Rico gov Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed. The Electric Power Authority holds some $9 billion in debt.

  • July 23- Momentum is building toward a deal that would make painful losses inevitable for investors holding about $20 billion in bonds issued by Puerto Rico's highway, water and electricity authorities even as some big U.S. mutual funds launch a legal battle to squelch a new law that authorizes a restructuring.