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  • Sept 29- A U.S. judge held Argentina in contempt of court on Monday, saying the republic was trying to find ways to circumvent a prior order requiring it pay holdout bondholders at the same time as other creditors who restructured their debt in recent years.

  • DUBAI, Sept 29- Dubai's Emaar Properties has priced the initial share sale of its malls business at the top end of the proposed range, marking another milestone in the return of investor confidence in the Gulf Arab state after the financial crisis.

  • Sept 26- Michigan officials on Friday signed off on four bond issues totaling $1.1 billion that would fund Detroit's exit from the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy.

  • DETROIT, Sept 25- Kevyn Orr will end his 18- month term as Detroit's emergency manager this week, leaving a city still mired in operational and fiscal uncertainty and arguing in court for approval of its bankruptcy plan.

  • Why Cramer likes this $525M acquisition Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    "The stock is correct in going higher" in response to the deal, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

  • Pfizer explored deal with rival Actavis: Report Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    Pharma giant Pfizer has been in talks for a potential acquisition of its rival Actavis in recent weeks, according to the WSJ.

  • BEIJING, Sept 23- Chinese state metals trader Sinosteel Corp is not about to undergo a restructuring as a result of mounting debt, a company official said on Tuesday, denying domestic media reports.

  • Trading firm KCG announces job cuts Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Sept 23- Trading firm KCG Holdings Inc said it has begun cutting 4 percent of its workforce to focus on areas with potential for growth.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Recent stirrings of long-dormant financial market volatility have come in the nick of time for an industry that has been bleeding revenue and jobs for years, even though bankers doubt the secular downsizing of the trading world can be reversed.

  • Sept 23- Procter& Gamble Co said it would sell the last of its pet food business to consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc as it focuses on more profitable lines such as Tide detergent, Gillette razors and Pampers diapers.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Ukraine's dollar bonds suffered a sharp selloff on Tuesday, plunging to multi-month lows as investors priced in the growing probability of debt restructuring and lower recovery rates for bondholders.

  • Tax inversion move: Bitter pill for deals to swallow Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    The US government has been promising a crackdown on tax inversion deals for months. Yet the measures announced Monday may not be disincentive enough.

  • Sept 23- Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc said it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's European pet food business, which includes the Iams and Eukanuba dog and cat food brands. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. P&G sold 90 percent of its pet food business to Mars Inc in April, but that excluded Europe.

  • DETROIT, Sept 22- A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday heard testimony from low-income families in Detroit who say they suffered hardships when the city cut off their water with no warning and are suing to prevent such shutoffs from happening again.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Clorox Co's shares hit a new year-high on Monday and volume on the home cleaning products maker's options soared after the company said it is discontinuing its Venezuela operations and will look to divest its assets as the business is no longer viable.

  • Sept 22- The foreign-owned operator of a northern Indiana toll road filed for bankruptcy on Sunday as traffic fell short of the projections that underpinned the 2006 groundbreaking deal to privatize the highway.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- Russian bank VTB will have to take legal action to recover debts from Mechel after other attempts to help the struggling steelmaker failed, RIA news agency quoted VTB's chief executive as saying on Friday. Mechel wants its main creditor banks, which besides VTB include Sberbank and Gazprombank, to restructure its debt.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- The Detroit Institute of Arts is prepared to sue to prevent the sale of its collection if Detroit's plan for exiting bankruptcy is not approved, the museum's chief operating officer told U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Thursday.

  • SEATTLE, Sept 18- Microsoft Corp will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its new CEO's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 percent of its workforce.

  • *Visa exploring options for 5.5 pct stake in Monitise. *Visa fourth-biggest stakeholder in Monitise. Sept 18- Monitise Plc lost more than a third of its market value after Visa Inc, its biggest customer, revealed plans to divest its stake in the company and pursue development of its own mobile payment systems.