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Lampert's Plan for Sears: Smaller Stores, Less Apparel 14.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Edward Lampert, who steered Sears into bankruptcy and kept it alive with a $5.2 billion offer for its assets, says he will sell or sublease some of the 425 remaining stores, devote extra space to tools and appliances, and open more smaller stores.
Auto Borrowing Rises as New Mortgage Loans Sag, New York Fed Says 12.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Americans are borrowing more for cars and less for houses, according to a report released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Lawyers for Weinstein Accusers Walk Away From Settlement Talks 9.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Talks to create a fund to compensate women who accused Harvey Weinstein of unwanted sexual conduct reached an impasse when lawyers representing alleged victims of the former Hollywood producer left the discussions.
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Bankruptcy Judge Says He Will Approve Lampert Purchase of Sears 8.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A bankruptcy judge said he would approve Edward Lampert’s bid to purchase Sears Holdings, a decision that will keep the doors open at more than 400 stores and see 45,000 people keep their jobs.
To Reduce Wildfires, PG&E to Pull Plug on Customers 7.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
PG&E may black out a larger swath of its California service area during wildfire conditions as it tries to limit the risk of its equipment starting deadly blazes.
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Powell Lauds Fed's 'Precious' Independence From Politics 7.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
At an online forum for teachers, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank’s decentralized structure has fostered an “institutionalized diversity of perspectives.”
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'This One Here Is Gonna Kick My Butt'---Farm Belt Bankruptcies Are Soaring 7.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Throughout much of the Midwest, U.S. farmers are filing for chapter 12 bankruptcy protection at levels not seen for at least a decade, a Wall Street Journal review of federal data shows. Trade disputes over agriculture are adding pain to low commodity prices that have been grinding down American farmers for years.
For Chinese Startups, an Economic Slowdown Brings a 'Freezing Winter' 6.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
China’s tech sector is slumping, as an economic deceleration amid the trade fight with the U.S. causes layoffs and shrinks the easy venture funding that fueled a thriving startup scene.
Fed to Include High Unemployment in 2019 Stress Test Scenario 6.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Federal Reserve said that its stress test for big banks will imagine a rapid increase in unemployment, as it announced the details of the hypothetical scenario banks must survive to pass the latest round of the exams.
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Sears and Creditors Spar at Sale Hearing 5.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Lawyers for Sears Holdings Corp. and the company’s unsecured creditors committee faced off in bankruptcy court over Edward Lampert’s bid to keep the embattled retailer alive.
Fed Survey Shows Tighter Lending Standards, Weakening Credit Demand 5.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A growing minority of banks reported tightening their standards for some loans in the fourth quarter and said they expected loan demand and performance to weaken, the Federal Reserve said Monday.
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Venezuela's Citgo Weighs Bankruptcy, Other Options 1.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Citgo Petroleum is considering various options, including filing for bankruptcy in the U.S., to protect its operations amid a fight between the Trump administration and Venezuela’s ruling leftist government over control of the South American country’s state-owned energy assets.
China Slowdown Hits Growth Globally 1.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Asia
China’s slowing economy is sending shock waves through its trading partners around the world, retarding economic growth far from China’s shores and taking a toll on companies in Asia, the U.S. and Europe.
Mnuchin Open to Pairing Debt Ceiling With Spending Package 30.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is open to the idea of attaching the debt-limit suspension to a must-pass spending measure to keep the government open beyond Feb. 15. But lawmakers from both parties poured cold water on that strategy.
Bankruptcy Filing Sets PG&E Up for Overhaul 30.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
PG&E set in motion what is expected to be a long and complex chapter 11 reorganization that will remake the sprawling provider of natural gas and electric service to 16 million Californians.
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Caterpillar's Profit Outlook Dims as China Slows 29.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Caterpillar set lower-than-expected profit targets for 2019, as China’s slowing economy and higher material and transportation costs weighed on the machinery giant
As PG&E Preps for Bankruptcy, Professionals Eye Fee Bonanza 29.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
PG&E’s planned bankruptcy to deal with liabilities from California wildfires will be long and costly—and it may bring little relief from legal troubles stemming from its safety record.
U.S. Pension Insurer Slams Lampert Bid for Sears 28.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. says a $1.7 billion funding gap should sink Chairman Edward Lampert’s efforts to buy out the chain. It’s the latest and most influential creditor to oppose the sale.
GE Reworks Wabtec Deal to Raise More Cash for Itself 26.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
General Electric Co. amended the structure of its planned spinoff and merger its transportation division with Wabtec Corp., giving itself a larger stake that it said it plans eventually to sell.
Creditors Say Lampert Reaped Billions but Left Sears Insolvent 25.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Sears Chairman Edward Lampert and his hedge fund ESL Investments deployed stock buybacks, spinoffs and dividends to rake in billions of dollars while stripping the company of assets and cash, say the retailer’s creditors.
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