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  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Patriot Coal Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday for the second time in three years and said it is involved in active negotiations for the sale of the company. It had emerged from an earlier bankruptcy case in December 2013 in Missouri. Coal- mining companies in central Appalachia have struggled in recent years, shedding...

  • Noble Energy will pay about $2.1 billion for Rosetta Resources in an all-stock deal that gives the oil and gas company access to two massive Texas shale formations. The deal will immediately boost its per-share production and earnings at Noble Energy Inc., the company said Monday. Noble Energy reported a loss of $22 million in the quarter.

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Ernst& Young LLP will pay $10 million to settle a New York lawsuit accusing the accounting firm of helping Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc deceive investors in the years leading up to its 2008 collapse, the New York attorney general said on Wednesday. While the $10 million was much smaller than what the attorney general's office had sought, Ernst&...

  • Food recalls: Glass found in baby food   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Food recalls: Glass found in baby food

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Amanda Drury report on the latest food recalls.

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Ernst& Young LLP will pay $10 million to settle a New York lawsuit accusing the accounting firm of helping Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc deceive investors in the years leading up to its 2008 collapse, the New York attorney general said on Wednesday. While the $10 million was much smaller than what the attorney general's office had sought, Ernst&...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Ernst& Young LLP is near settling a high-profile lawsuit filed by New York state that accused the accounting firm of helping Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc deceive investors in the years leading up to its 2008 collapse, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. A spokeswoman for Ernst& Young declined to comment, as did a spokesman for New York...

  • 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, 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.