The largest coal miner in the US has sought protection under bankruptcy law on Wednesday ending speculations over its future. The filing has been acknowledged as the largest bankruptcy case by liabilities during this year. With this filing, a century old publicly traded company is going to shutting down its operations in the US.
WP29 on Wednesday was calling for changes in the commercial data transfer agreement between US and EU. The agency said it does not provide enough protection for privacy for European users.
US safety regulator announced Wednesday that Takata still need to recall its defective airbags. NHTSA said unless Takata proved them to be safe, all remaining airbags in US vehicles must be recalled eventually.
SEC has filed a lawsuit against former ConvergEx exec Basilly on Tuesday on the allegation of defrauding traders. Prior to that, ConvergEx has admitted wrongdoing through its several units and counted penalty of $150 million to the regulators. However, his lawyer claims innocence rejecting all allegations and cites that Bassily has acted as per ConvergEx approved business model.
GAO suggested financial regulators to disclose more information on their crisis policy framework. While five large banks do not have enough plan to manage operation during crisis.
McCormick will no longer acquire Premier Foods as it cannot provide the offer acceptable to the latter. Due to failure of the said talks, Premier was left to "fend for itself" for the company's success while seeking alliance with Japan's Nissin Food Corporation.
Two other Fed presidents suggested the US central bank to raise interest rate. San Fransisco's John Williams said two or three rate hike in 2016 is reasonable. While Dallas' Rob Kaplan reminded to be patient.
Crude oil prices have been witnessed to drop a little after hitting the four-month high, but still manage a few profits for the Asian oil producers. Amid such market situations, oil producers including Russia and Saudi Arabia have reached a consensus for putting cap on oil production. The output cut decision has surprised the analysts since increased market price naturally boosts up production.
The lender must pay settlement for its misconduct in selling securities backed by troubled mortgage in 2008. The agreement reached Monday.
Richmond and Kansas City Fed President supported to raise the interest rate during the meeting last March. While Philadelphia Fed President on Tuesday reitereated the hike delay is a prudent decision.
Ken Paxton, the Texan attorney general has been sued on Monday by the US regulators on accusation of playing role in a stock scam. In addition to the civil lawsuit, Paxton has also been sued with criminal charges for defrauding investors. The Texan Democrats as well as Republicans have called for his resignation.
Dell is mulling over an initial public offer (IPO) for its recently acquired SecureWorks. Dell is also planning to spin off SecureWorks after the IPO which is expected to enhance the valuation of SecureWorks from $154.9 million $1.4 billion.
GM has been sued with more than 400 lawsuits over defective ignition switches, of which six have been chosen as bellwether cases. Just after settling the Yingling case last week, the automobile maker has own verdict of another suit in its Favor on Friday. The remaining two damage claims for casualties are expected to get ended by this year.
Tom Rutledge has met FCC chairman Tom Wheeler last week to talk the acquisition. As the merger has already been past its late March informal deadline for approval.
Alejandro Garcia Padilla, governor of the Puerto Rica’s central bank, Government Central Bank, has announced an executive order on Saturday. The order restricts withdrawal of funds except for the emergency services in a bid to avoid default in $423 debt repayment scheduled on May 1. Analysts have already warned that failure in debt repayment will definitely attract a default status for GDB.
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