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The nice ones will be rewarded - in business

"Good guys finish last" is a common saying, but is not necessarily true when it comes to handling business, or so as others would like to believe. To some, a firm hand and a cold resolve would make for a fine CEO, whether that CEO is a man or a woman. However, kindness is beneficial to the businesses' customers and employees.

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Things Your Lawyers Won't Reveal To You about Bankruptcy Filing

Bankruptcy has been a part of every business even an individual's life and most of the time is hard to avoid. Generally, seeking the help of a bankruptcy lawyer as one declares bankruptcy would definitely ease the burden.

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Giant coal company Alpha Naturals seeks bankruptcy court protection

The U.S. coal industry is hit by another major blow as Alpha Natural Resources Inc. will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection on Monday.

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Small U.S. frackers face extinction amid drilling drought

Oil field work was coming in fast when GoFrac doubled its workforce and equipment fleet at the beginning of last year, just one of hundreds of small oil service companies thriving on the revival of U.S. drilling.

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U.S. jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate

The state of the U.S. labor market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter, adding to the seesaw debate over when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike.

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Atlantic City turnaround team bets on cuts not bankruptcy

A turnaround team tasked with reviving Atlantic City says New Jersey's struggling gambling hub must consider cost cuts, layoffs and longer bond maturities, but bankruptcy is not in the cards - yet.

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San Bernardino has defaulted on $10 million in bond payments

The southern California city of San Bernardino has defaulted on nearly $10 million in payments on its privately placed pension bond debt since it declared bankruptcy in 2012, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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General Motors Co.

GM plans $5 billion share buyback, agrees deal to avert proxy fight

General Motors Co. said Monday it would launch a new, $5 billion share buyback, and put forward a more detailed plan for capital allocation that promises investors the potential for further cash returns.

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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes

Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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Greece faces resistance to extra emergency funds for banks

The European Central Bank faces resistance from Germany to allowing any extra emergency lending for Greek banks, people familiar with the matter said, increasing pressure on Athens to sign up to an extended aid-for-reform program.

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Puerto Rico set for tougher debt struggle after court ruling

Hopes of an orderly resolution to Puerto Rico's debt crisis suffered a heavy blow after a court voided the island's restructuring law, raising fears it may be heading for a longer, messier debt overhaul.

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Caesars Entertainment Corp

Caesars' gets its Chicago bankruptcy in win for Apollo

The bankruptcy of the operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp's will proceed in Chicago, a victory for the casino company's private equity backers over its hedge fund creditors who wanted the case in Delaware.

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Gaming Activity in Atlantic City

Atlantic City bankruptcy talk 'premature': turnaround team

It's "premature" to talk about bankruptcy for troubled gaming resort Atlantic City, Detroit's former turnaround expert said Thursday as he signed on with the latest bid to revive a city some see as bound to follow the path taken by the Motor City.

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Cache Inc may file for bankruptcy as soon as next week: Bloomberg

Cache Inc (CACH.O) is poised to become the latest U.S. apparel retailer to file for bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Petrobras deadline prompts some bondholders to push for default

Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil company, could be declared in technical default on some of its foreign debt as early as Tuesday if bondholders pursue efforts to force it to speed up its assessment of losses in a giant corruption scandal.

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