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  • 15 Companies with Zero Debt Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 11:59 AM ET
    Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for the firms that let their borrowing get out of control. Other companies, however, have a history of operating with low debt levels, and many choose to issue no debt at all. Instead of debt, these companies hold cash and liquid investments in order to make acquisitions, investments and to run daily operations. Although too much debt can quickly turn into a problem, zero debt does no

    Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for many firms. Others are debt free and cash rich...like these 15 companies.

  • Top 10 Bankruptcies in 2011 Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 9:18 AM ET
    The last four months of the year have seen a big jump in U.S. companies declaring bankruptcy.  In fact, four of the 10 largest bankruptcies of 2011, which span across industries including aviation, telecommunications, energy, and banking, were declared just last month.According to ratings agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's, the rising trend of corporate defaults is expected to continue into 2012, given global growth uncertainties, the debt crisis in Europe, and tightening funding conditions.

    The last four months of the year have seen a big jump in U.S. companies filing for  bankruptcy protection. We’ve ranked the top 10 bankruptcy filings of 2011, using data from banktruptcydata.com.

  • Moody's Downgrades Wells Fargo     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    Moody's affirms Wells Fargo's short term debt rating, but downgrades its long-term ratings, with CNBC's Scott Wapner, and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak.

  • AAA Rating Is a Rarity in Business Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:24 AM ET

    Scores of big corporations have lost their AAA status in recent years, and it hasn't seemed to hurt them, so what's the big deal about the federal government losing such status, The New York Times reports.

  • 'The Bear Market Is Starting': Marc Faber Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 1:10 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    The bear market is on its way back, economist and contrarian investor Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Distressed corporate debt represents an excellent opportunity for investors as political and economic uncertainty rattles global bond markets and small and medium sized businesses struggle to raise capital, Jon Macintosh, manager at closed-ended investment company Acencia Debt Strategies told CNBC.

  • Is Winning at Any Cost Killing the Beautiful Game? Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 9:25 PM ET
    Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho

    Keeping costs under control remains the biggest challenge to European soccer clubs, with wage-to-revenue ratios worsening in 2009/2010 despite overall revenue increases, according to new research from Deloitte.

  • Fund Managers Chase 'Safer' High-Yield Bonds in Asia Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 | 6:47 PM ET

    Asian corporate bonds are finding favor with investors as they offer high yields-5-10%- but come with less risk as regional companies strengthen their balance sheets in a high growth environment.

  • Chinese Companies Go on Global Bond Spree Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 11:18 PM ET
    Shanghai

    Chinese companies have this year embarked on an unprecedented borrowing spree in international bond markets, a trend driven by property developers starved of credit by state-owned banks. The FT Reports.

  • Afraid of Euro Break-Up? Buy Eastern Europe Debt Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:50 AM ET
    Poland

    While periphery euro zone countries are drowning in a sea of debt and investor reluctance, Eastern Europe – which two years ago sent shockwaves through markets – is now shining away from the limelight.

  • Corporate Debt Wire Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET