The investigation continues this morning into Wednesday's fiery single-car crash that killed Aubrey McClendon, founder and former CEO of Chesapeake Energy (CHK), a day after he was charged with conspiring to rig bids for oil and natural gas leases. (CNBC)
In an effort to halt Donald Trump's march toward the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, the 2012 Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, plans to tell voters in a speech today Trump is a "phony" who must be defeated. (AP)
The Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists and the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, have decided not use their $400 million political war chest to try to block Trump's path in the GOP primary. (Reuters)
Just hours after vowing to stay in the race, Ben Carson all but waved the white flag. Carson said he would skip tonight's debate, and discuss his plans Friday. "I do not see a political path forward," he said, after a disappointing Super Tuesday. (NBC News)
Herbalife (HLF) said it's identified "errant" information regarding active new member information, and has taken steps to correct it. The health products seller said the errors do not impact its historical financial statements. The stock was off about 15 percent in premarket trading.
IBM (IBM) is suing Groupon (GRPN), accusing the daily deal website of building its business model using IBM patents without authorization, despite prior warnings and a refusal to engage in meaningful talks about a licensing agreement. (Reuters)
SunEdison (SUNE), up 19 percent Wednesday, was sharply lower in premarket trading, after suspending its quarterly dividend on preferred stock. Mounting financial troubles are jeopardizing the renewable energy firm's plans to buy Vivint Solar (VSLR). (WSJ)
Elliott Management's wager on Argentine government bonds has yielded $2.4 billion, after many twists and turns in a contentious battle with the South American country. The agreement with Elliott and three other hedge funds ends the 15-year saga. (WSJ-subscription)
Goldman Sachs (GS) is likely to withdraw a bid to underwrite a $3 billion Russian bond deal, after the U.S. cautioned banks against participating. Out of 28 lenders invited to submit proposals, Goldman was the only one to make a pitch. (WSJ)
The Justice Department has granted immunity to a former State Department staffer, who worked on Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign before setting up a private email server in her New York home a year later, the Washington Post reported.
North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast today, just hours after the UN slapped sanctions on Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, according to South Korean officials. (NBC News)