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WTO Group Reaches Agreement on Information Technology Trade Deal

bloomberg.com — A group of almost 50 World Trade Organization countries reached an international trade deal to eliminate tariffs on 201 information technology products. Negotiators will now begin discussions on how to implement the Information Technology Agreement with the intention of concluding talks before the WTO Ministerial Conference Dec. 15-18 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Jul 24, 2015

ICYMI: WTO Group Reaches Agreement on Information Technology Trade Deal: bloom.bg/1DDwYYH

De Blasio Says NYC Facing One of Largest Storms in Its History

bloomberg.com — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned residents to prepare for as much as three feet (91 centimeters) of snow as an impending storm threatens to be the biggest in the city's history. All city agencies are on high alert as New York sanitation workers scramble to maintain 6,000 miles of road, the mayor said Sunday at a press conference.
Jan 25, 2015

Natural gas stocks could get bump Monday De Blasio Says NYC Facing One of Largest Storms in Its History bloom.bg/1yT3PtC via @business

Caesars backed on bankruptcy

philly.com — Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1:09 AM Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp., owner of Caesars, Bally's, and Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City and Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester, has won the necessary support for a plan to put its biggest unit into bankruptcy as soon as Thursday.

Caesars Gets Ample Creditor Support to Implement Bankruptcy Plan

bloomberg.com — Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR) 's restructuring plan has the support of more than 67 percent of first-lien bondholders, enough to enable the casino operator's largest unit to reorganize in bankruptcy, according to a statement today.
Jan 09, 2015

Caesars Entertainment bankruptcy plan requires unit to exit as reorganized set of companies by February 2016 bloom.bg/1x3VywV $CZR

Energy Future Bonds Surge After Disclosure of Intercompany Loan

bloomberg.com — Bonds of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Co. soared the highest in at least two years after it was disclosed a loan made to parent company Energy Future Holdings Corp. may boost the unit's value. Texas Competitive's $1.23 billion of 15 percent, second-lien notes due April 2021 rose 4.5 cents on the dollar to 50.75 cents at 10:57 a.m.
Jul 01, 2014

Energy Future Bonds Surge After Disclosure of Intercompany Loan bloom.bg/1z5O558 $TXU

Holdout Fidelity Gets $200 Million Haul in Energy Future Bet

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Fidelity Investments, which drew the ire of Energy Future Holdings Corp. and its creditors by playing hardball during restructuring talks, is reaping the rewards of a bidding war over the former TXU Corp.'s prized asset.
Jun 26, 2014

Holdout Fidelity Gets $200 Million Haul in Energy Future Bet buswk.co/1pF2b7r $TXU @BloombergNews #bankruptcy

Energy Future Said to Revise Loan Backing Restructuring

bloomberg.com — Energy Future Holdings Corp., the subject of the largest leveraged-buyout ever, revised a $1.9 billion loan to help it emerge from bankruptcy after a group of creditors submitted a competing plan with NextEra Energy Inc., according to two people with knowledge of the talks.
Jun 23, 2014

Energy Future Said to Revise Loan Backing Restructuring bloom.bg/1nYnyB6 w @richbravo2

Jun 23, 2014

RT @mdc: Energy Future Said to Revise Loan Backing Restructuring bloom.bg/1nYnyB6 w @richbravo2

Jun 24, 2014

Energy Future Crown Jewel Creates Lender Rift: Corporate Finance bloom.bg/1yJxCDL w/ @mdc @BloombergNews $NEE $TXU

Jun 24, 2014

RT @richbravo2: Energy Future Crown Jewel Creates Lender Rift: Corporate Finance bloom.bg/1yJxCDL w/ @mdc @BloombergNews $NEE $TXU

Defaulted Energy Future Bonds Soar on Bankruptcy Conflict

bloomberg.com — Energy Future Holdings Corp.'s unsecured bonds are soaring to the highest level in a year as junior creditors challenge the power producer's plan to restructure about $40 billion of debt in bankruptcy.
Jun 12, 2014

Defaulted Energy Future Bonds Soar on Bankruptcy Conflict - BBG Link: bloom.bg/1s8xDAh @BloombergNews $TXU

Energy Future Unit Said to Plan $9 Billion Debt Deal

businessweek.com — A deregulated unit of Energy Future Holdings Corp. that filed for bankruptcy protection last week is planning to issue $9 billion of new debt to pay senior creditors including Apollo Global Management LLC and Oaktree Capital Group LLC, according to two people with knowledge of the deal.

Energy Future Unit Said to Plan $9 Billion Debt Deal

bloomberg.com — A deregulated unit of Energy Future Holdings Corp. that filed for bankruptcy protection last week is planning to issue $9 billion of new debt to pay senior creditors including Apollo Global Management LLC and Oaktree Capital Group LLC, according to two people with knowledge of the deal.
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Jul 29, 2015

It's going to be an awkward conversation when everyone sits down and defines exactly what they mean by "debt reduction." #Greece

Jul 29, 2015

Here's the story @nytimes cites, highlighting the 45x Nikkei reported company earnings before they were released. bloom.bg/1Irpq0E #FT

Jul 28, 2015

EU says the @yanisvaroufakis claim that the troika controlled the #Greece tax office is "false and unfounded."

Jul 28, 2015

RT @HansNichols: Lord Norman Lamont, teleconference host and close personal friend of @yanisvaroukais, will be joining @flacqua to talk tapes and Greece in 5

Jul 27, 2015

How has frozen concentrated orange juice performed since Trading Places opened in 1983? pic.twitter.com/Vm67gJEQAm

Jul 27, 2015

@TheStalwart Was he charitably giving non-public information to hedge funds? Or was he being paid?

Jul 27, 2015

Bloomberg Commodity Index extends 13-Year low as China's economic slowdown deepens. bloom.bg/1IpdsVo @business pic.twitter.com/yA10Kh4dNl

Jul 27, 2015

Shanghai Composite Index falls 8.5%, most since February 2007. @business #stocks pic.twitter.com/LwcSBf8i02

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