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  • WILMINGTON, Del, April 14- The number of bankruptcies among publicly traded U.S. companies has climbed to the highest first-quarter level for five years, according to a Reuters analysis of data from research firm bankruptcompanynews.com. The $34 billion in assets held by the 26 companies is the second highest for a first quarter in the past decade.

  • The company filed its definitive proxy statement with shareholders on Monday ahead of its May 28 annual meeting encouraging votes for MGM's board nominees, 11 incumbents, and not for those nominated by the investment firm Land and Buildings. Land and Buildings is directly asking shareholders in its own proxy statement to elect four other directors to the...

  • NEW YORK— EveryWare Global Inc., the company behind Oneida and Anchor Hocking plates, forks and spoons, said Wednesday that it is has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a prepackaged deal with lenders that will enable it to stay in business. The company has $380.4 million in liabilities and $237.8 million in assets, according to court filings.

  • The company, which was acquired in a $7.2 billion deal in 2011 by a team of investors led by KKR& Co, had a total debt of about $3.9 billion as of Dec. 31. The company had earlier hired restructuring advisers Kirkland& Ellis LLP and Blackstone Group LP, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Tulsa, Oklahoma- based company, which had about $23.8 million in cash...

  • MADRID, March 27- Andorra will create a' bad bank' to group the assets of Banca Privada d' Andorra linked to illicit activity, it said late on Thursday, as the principality battles to rebuild the reputation of its banking system. Andorra, a small mountainous state whose economy relies heavily on financial services, took control of BPA this month after the U.S....

  • UPDATE 1-RadioShack auction headed for courtroom showdown Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    March 25- An auction for RadioShack Corp failed to resolve whether the electronics retailer will remain in business as bidders attacked each in court filings, setting up a showdown before a judge on Thursday. By early Wednesday, however, one of RadioShack's lenders, Salus Capital Partners, asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge overseeing the case to intervene.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The trustee recovering money for Bernard Madoff's victims on Monday announced a settlement to recoup $93 million from a "feeder fund" that sent client money to the swindler's firm, boosting the total sum raised to roughly $10.65 billion. Irving Picard, the trustee, said the settlement calls for the Defender Ltd feeder fund to receive a $522.8...

  • House Republicans take aim at Dodd-Frank in budget plan Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 17- Republican lawmakers took aim at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would gut regulators' authority to manage the collapse of big banks and give Congress direct control of the U.S. consumer finance bureau's budget. The proposal, led by House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, pledges to make "great strides...

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- Exide Technologies has agreed to shutter its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, California, and pay $50 million in clean-up costs to avoid criminal prosecution for illegal storage of hazardous waste. As part of a deal reached late Wednesday with the U.S. Attorney's Office in California's central district, Exide also...

  • MELBOURNE, March 12- London copper jumped on Thursday after better-than-expected lending data out of China brightened the outlook for demand and triggered short-covering, adding to support built on supply concerns. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange jumped by 1.3 percent to $5,802 by 0728 GMT, after a small loss in the previous session when it...

  • Doral Financial files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    March 11- Doral Financial Corp filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, saying it intends to wind down its businesses, liquidate its assets, and seek approval for a liquidation plan. Doral Financial Corp, which has retail banking operations in Puerto Rico and the United States, listed assets of $50 million to $100 million and...

  • March 3- The operating unit of casino company Caesars Entertainment Corp unveiled its plan to cut $10 billion of debt and to exit Chapter 11 in a late Monday filing with a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar in Chicago and creditors, a process that can easily take a year. The plan was filed on Monday when the parent company Caesars...

  • Shares of the bank plunged 46.3 percent and were then halted on Friday, after the FDIC recalled a press release announcing that the bank was closed. The FDIC said the press release, announcing that it had been appointed as receiver to the bank, had been sent in error. Doral was closed by the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico, which...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said on Friday Puerto Rico-based bank Doral Financial Corp was closed, and its business taken over by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Shares of San-Juan, Puerto Rico- based lender Doral Financial Corp plunged 46.3 percent and were then halted on Friday, following a U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp recall of a press release announcing that the bank was closed. The FDIC said the press release, announcing that it had been appointed as receiver to the bank, had been sent in error.

  • OSLO, Feb 26- Offshore drilling rig operators are facing a cash crunch as oil firms hold back work and the shakeout will put vessels and possibly some operators out of business, Claus Hemmingsen, chief executive of Maersk Drilling, said. Day rates for the most advanced, deepwater rigs that peaked at over $650,000 per day less than two years ago are now below $400,000.

  • "This is a critical test for the SFC," said Michael Cheng, Asian Corporate Governance Association's research director for China and Hong Kong. The SFC and the courts have limited authority outside of Hong Kong, which means reaching beyond the territory's borders to dismantle CMR Group, a Cayman Islands incorporated holding company, will be difficult.

  • CAMDEN, N.J., Feb 9- A lawyer representing the buyer of the bankrupt Revel Casino in Atlantic City said his client would miss a midnight Monday deadline to complete the purchase, amid concerns over precisely what his client is buying. Florida developer Glen Straub wanted to buy the casino without any obligation to existing leases held by the bars, clubs and...

  • Feb 8- A federal judge in New Jersey on Sunday called a temporary halt to the pending sale of bankrupt Revel Casino in Atlantic City and scheduled a hearing on Monday on a motion to block some of the terms of the $94.5 million deal. U.S. District Court Judge Jerome B. Simandle ordered an emergency hearing for 3 p.m. in the proposed sale of the property to Florida...

  • RadioShack would accept liquidation bids -lawyer Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    Feb 6- A lawyer for RadioShack on Friday said the bankrupt electronics chain would accept all kinds of bids for its assets, including from liquidators, although any transaction would require court approval. RadioShack, which filed for Chapter 11 protection on Thursday, has a tentative deal to sell as many as 2,400 of its 4,100 stores to an affiliate of hedge fund...