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  • WEST, Texas, April 15- Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless and uprooted trees surround boarded-up homes spray-painted with "OK."

  • April 14- Mark Karpeles, the founder of Mt. Gox lawyers cited a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which has closely monitored virtual currencies like bitcoin. The court papers also said a Japanese court had been informed of the issue and that a hearing was scheduled on Tuesday in Japan.

  • April 14- Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd plans to open a new plant as early as next year to make parts for Boeing Co's next-generation 777 X passenger jets, the Nikkei reported.

  • April 14- Liquid natural gas supplier Stabilis Energy said on Monday it would buy most of the U.S. assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc, a unit of Canada's Encana Corp, for an undisclosed price.

  • April 14- Asset manager TIAA-CREF will buy rival Nuveen Investments for $6.25 billion including debt, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting top executives from both companies. The transaction, set to be officially announced Monday, would create a firm with nearly $800 billion under management, the Journal reported.

  • Encana unit to sell US LNG assets to Stabilis Energy Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    April 14- LNG supplier Stabilis Energy said on Monday it would buy most of the U.S. assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc, a unit of Encana Corp..

  • Momentive Performance Materials files for bankruptcy Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 11:07 PM ET

    April 13- Silicone and quartz producer Momentive Performance Materials Inc, owned by Apollo Global Management LLC, on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a "restructuring support agreement" with some of its creditors.

  • DETROIT, April 11- Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy cleared a major hurdle on Friday when a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved the cash-strapped city's third attempt at settling costly interest-rate swap agreements with two investment banks.

  • TOKYO, April 11- Honda Motor Co said on Friday it may postpone the start-up of a new $530 million manufacturing plant in Thailand as economic and political uncertainty drives automakers to rethink their investments.

  • April 11- Women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek Inc on Friday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the latest in a growing list of retailers to seek protection from creditors as consumers keep a lid on spending. Coldwater Creek last October announced plans to seek strategic alternatives, including a possible sale.

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, April 11- Japanese casual wear chain Uniqlo opens its first store in Germany on Friday, as it accelerates expansion in Europe in a bid by its parent company Fast Retailing Co Ltd to become the world's top fashion retailer by 2020.. "We have big goals in Europe- we would like to have the same business in Europe as in the U.S."

  • BHP polishes up nickel unit as demerger talk swirls Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:00 PM ET

    *Could make it easier to find buyer for Nickel West division in Australia. SYDNEY, April 11- Breakthroughs in the way BHP Billiton processes nickel ores could help the world's biggest miner find a buyer for its ailing Nickel West division in Australia.

  • Puerto Rico hires third U.S. restructuring firm Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    The bank has hired West Palm Beach, Florida- based FTI Consulting, a global advisory firm that includes restructuring and turnaround experts.

  • April 10- Heavy equipment retailer Titan Machinery Inc said it would cut about 12 percent jobs in its construction unit and the company posted a 10 percent drop in quarterly revenue. Titan also estimated revenue of $1.95 billion to $2.15 billion for the year ending Jan. 31, 2015.

  • April 10- Farm equipment retailer Titan Machinery Inc reported a 10 percent drop in quarterly revenue and said it would reduce its workforce at its construction business by about 12 percent. Revenue fell to $708.6 million in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31 from $784.5 million a year earlier.

  • April 9- Bank of America Corp said on Wednesday that it will close three foreign offices and eliminate about 3,000 jobs over the next nine to 12 months in an effort to simplify its global operations.

  • BANKRUPTCY-COURT APPOINTED MEDIATOR WILL MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT ON SETTLEMENT LATER WED MORNING-CITY SPOKESMAN.

  • BMW weighing new North American plant -Bloomberg Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:22 PM ET

    April 8- German carmaker BMW is planning a second North American factory to cater to the rising demand for its vehicles, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

  • RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 8- The Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday it plans to issue bonds to banks as part of a restructuring of its sizeable debts, in what will be the first sale of government bonds in the territory's 20- year history. Jihad Al Wazir, head of the Palestinian Monetary Authority, said around $200 million of debt would be converted to bonds.

  • HELSINKI, April 8- Nokia has received approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft Corp, it said on Tuesday, and added there had been no request for it to change its patent practices. Nokia agreed in September to sell the business to Microsoft in a 5.4 billion euro deal.