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  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 22- Argentina on Friday accused the U.S. judge who called the country's debt restructuring plan illegal of making "imperialist" comments against the South American nation. Argentine Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- Hedge funds negotiating with Puerto Rico's public power authority PREPA over a possible restructuring of more than $8 billion in bonds include two involved in Argentina's protracted bond negotiations, Knighthead Capital Management and Redwood Capital Management, according to the full bondholder agreement published on Thursday.

  • Lamson said it plans to sell its main factory, enabling it to repay a $1.07 million loan to the U.S. Small Business Administration, which holds a first mortgage on the property. The privately held company was founded in 1837, the same year President Andrew Jackson left the White House and Queen Victoria began her 63- year reign in the UK.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- British construction company Balfour Beatty rejected a third merger proposal from Carillion on Wednesday, saying a turnaround strategy centred on the sale of its U.S. engineering business was a better prospect for investors.

  • Argentina slid into default last month after a New York court blocked an interest payment of $539 million owed to holders of debt that was restructured after the country's record 2002 default.

  • Citi to US: Argentina banking license at risk Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Citigroup told the US appeals court that Argentina's banking license may be at risk as a result of the standoff between the country and hedge funds.

  • Citi tells court its Argentina banking license at risk Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 19- Citigroup has told the U.S. appeals court overseeing the dispute between Argentina and hedge funds refusing to accept terms of the country's debt restructuring that its Argentine banking license may be at risk as a result of the standoff. Citi expects to receive about $5 million from Argentina ahead of its next coupon payment deadline of Sept. 30.

  • Aug 19- Citigroup Inc is considering the sale of its retail-banking business in Japan, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Citigroup is considering a possible auction for the sale, the Journal reported.

  • BHP Billiton says in talks to sell Nickel West unit Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Aug 19- BHP Billiton is in talks with potential buyers for all, or part, of its Nickel West division in Australia after excluding the business from a major restructuring.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- A judge said he will rule on Tuesday whether junior bondholders of Momentive Performance Materials, a quartz and silicone maker owned by Apollo Global Management, are being fairly pushed behind other creditors, a decision that could make or break Momentive's plan to cut $3 billion in debt and exit bankruptcy.

  • Aug 18- Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is still seeking bidders in bankruptcy court, but its ability to find a buyer will improve once it closes and stops "bleeding money," its attorney said at a hearing on Monday. The hotel is scheduled to close after guests leave on Sept. 1, with gambling operations to cease at 5 p.m. the next day.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- Momentive Performance Materials, the quartz and silicone maker owned by Apollo Global Management, will embark Monday on a week of hotly contested hearings seeking court approval of a plan to cut $3 billion in debt and exit bankruptcy.

  • When Australia- based BHP joined forces with the London- listed, but largely South African, Billiton, a diversified natural resources giant was created.

  • Aug 15- International Business Machine Corp said on Friday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has approved the sale of its low-end server business to Lenovo Group Ltd. In January, China's Lenovo Group has agreed to buy IBM's X86-based server business for $2.3 billion in what would be China's biggest technology deal.

  • Aug 15- The first new crude-by-rail project at a California refinery is likely to win approval next month after more than a year of scrutiny, the head of the Kern County planning division told Reuters, and it could help reopen the shuttered plant.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- Bonds of Puerto Rico's PREPA power authority hit their highest price in nearly two months on Friday, a day after the troubled utility reached a deal with creditors to extend credit lines and develop a plan to restructure its business. Amodeo does not hold PREPA bonds but does own Puerto Rico general obligation and tax revenue bonds.

  • Aug 15- Deere& Co, the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said it would indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at plants in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas as falling grain prices hurt demand for tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.

  • Aug 14- Puerto Rico's electric power authority PREPA struck a deal with bondholders on Thursday to develop a restructuring plan to revive the debt-stricken utility as it got an extension of vital lines of credit it uses to buy oil. :Puerto Rico's highway, water and electricity authorities hold about $20 billion in bonds.

  • Argentina debt talks collapsed over price, guarantees Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    International banks had appeared to be nearing agreement to buy Argentina paper from holdout creditors who have refused to accept a debt restructuring deal with the sovereign.

  • Aug 14- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc said on Thursday its plan to slash 6,000 jobs will result in restructuring charges of $700 million in cash in the year ending July 2015. Shares in Cisco, still the world's largest networking equipment maker, were down 2.7 percent at $24.52 on the Nasdaq.