*Former bankruptcy judge: Puerto Rico "urgently needs our help". Steven Rhodes, the retired U.S. bankruptcy judge who oversaw Detroit's historic bankruptcy and has now been retained by Puerto Rico to help solve its problems, gave a blunt assessment on Monday. Puerto Rico "urgently needs our help," Rhodes said.» Read More
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Ford Motor is not considering bankruptcy protection as an option, CNBC reported Friday, citing company executives. The unidentified Ford executives said bankruptcy is not even under discussion, and that the company has sufficient liquidity.
Markets do not trust the governments' plans to keep struggling banks alive and investors will only calm down when the companies with bad assets are allowed to go bankrupt, legendary investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC on Friday.