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  • Fortune Brands to sell window business for $130M Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Fortune Brands Home& Security Inc. said Wednesday that it has agreed to sell its Simonton Windows business to building products maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. for about $130 million. Ply Gem, which is based in Cary, North Carolina, said it is buying Simonton to help it grow its windows division and plans to operate the company as a stand-alone business.

  • Massachusetts cutlery maker files for bankruptcy Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    BUCKLAND, Mass.— The nation's oldest cutlery manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy after 177 years of making knives and other kitchen tools.

  • 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.

  • Xerox to lay off 121 at New York plant Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    WEBSTER, N.Y.— Xerox Corp. plans to lay off 121 people at its Webster plant in western New York. A statement from Norwalk, Connecticut- based Xerox says the affected employees work for the site and facilities services operations providing maintenance and cleaning for the Webster plant.

  • 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.

  • Lawyer: Revel still seeks sale, losing $1M weekly Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    CAMDEN, N.J.— The troubled Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City still hopes to auction off its property but needs to close to stop big losses, a lawyer for it said. Attorney John Cunningham said in bankruptcy court Monday that the casino is losing more than $1 million every week, The Press of Atlantic City reported.

  • 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.