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Allergan, facing shareholder demands, calls special meeting for Dec. 18
By Reuters
08/26/2014 5:34:32 PM ET

LAVAL, Quebec (Reuters)—Allergan Inc. said on Tuesday [Aug. 26] that it has scheduled a special shareholders meeting for Dec. 18, when activist investor William Ackman, who supports a hostile bid for the company by Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc.
RadioShack shareholder negotiating rescue package: report
By Reuters
08/26/2014 5:28:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—RadioShack Corp.'s second-largest shareholder, Standard General LP, is negotiating a rescue package with investors to help the consumer electronics retailer ward off bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
Argentina strips BNY Mellon's authorization to operate
By Reuters
08/26/2014 3:50:14 PM ET

Editor's note: This version of the story has been updated throughout. BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Bank of New York Mellon found itself front and center of Argentina's debt battle on Tuesday [Aug.
Ann Taylor parent taps JPMorgan to weigh potential sale
By Reuters
08/26/2014 12:39:19 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Ann Inc. has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. to explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the women's retailer, according to people familiar with the matter.
CME says trading halt linked to software reconfigurations
By Reuters
08/25/2014 3:53:37 PM ET

CHICAGO (Reuters)—CME Group Inc., the world's largest futures exchange operator, said it halted trading on its electronic platform for four hours on Monday [Aug.
Tax savings spur Tim Hortons-Burger King merger talks; shares surge
By Reuters
08/25/2014 2:46:12 PM ET

TORONTO (Reuters)—Shares of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. and U.S. fast-food company Burger King Worldwide Inc. jumped on Monday [Aug.
Engine Capital presses Ann Taylor for sale: report
By Reuters
08/25/2014 2:35:30 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Activist Investor Engine Capital LP wants women's apparel retailer Ann Inc. to sell itself, which it believes could fetch around $2.
Ackman, other shareholders ask Allergan to call special meeting
By Reuters
08/25/2014 2:20:35 PM ET

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters)—Investors owning 31 percent of shares of Allergan Inc. have asked the company to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday [Aug.
Hedge Funds in Puerto Rico's power authority accord include Redwood, Knighthead
By Reuters
08/22/2014 11:46:45 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Hedge funds negotiating with Puerto Rico's public power authority PREPA over a possible restructuring of more than $8 billion in bonds include two involved in Argentina's protracted bond negotiations, Knighthead Capital Management and Redwood Capital Management, according to the full bondholder agreement published on Thursday [Aug. 21].
Citigroup facing restrictions on sales of hedge fund investments: report
By Reuters
08/22/2014 11:17:53 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Citigroup Inc. has been sending hedge fund firms letters informing them that it cannot sell investments in hedge funds and private-equity funds to clients after a deal with the U.
U.S. court denies Allergan bid to speed insider trading suit
By Reuters
08/22/2014 11:11:46 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (Reuters)—A federal judge in California on Thursday [Aug. 21] denied a request by Allergan Inc. to expedite its civil suit claiming that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
U.S. judge calls Argentina debt swap plan 'illegal'
By Reuters
08/22/2014 10:53:53 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa on Thursday [Aug. 21] called Argentina's proposed debt restructuring plan "illegal" but stopped short of holding the country in contempt, saying that would not help resolve the dispute that led to the nation's second default in a dozen years.
Republican lawmaker slams SEC over unauthorized leaks to media
By Reuters
08/21/2014 5:22:26 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—A Republican lawmaker slammed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over leaks of confidential information to media outlets, including Reuters, calling the disclosures "unacceptable.
Hertz investor Fir Tree says CEO 'lost credibility'
By Reuters
08/21/2014 4:17:55 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Hertz Global Holdings Inc. investor Fir Tree Partners on Thursday [Aug. 21] stepped up its calls for the car rental company to replace its chief executive, saying CEO Mark Frissora "has completely lost credibility.
NML Capital calls on U.S. court to hold Argentina in contempt
By Reuters
08/21/2014 1:54:23 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A U.S. investment fund pressing for full repayment on Argentine debt is urging a U.S. judge to consider declaring Argentina in contempt after Buenos Aires announced plans to skirt court rulings that pushed it into default.
Hedge fund exit requests rise in August
By Reuters
08/20/2014 5:37:09 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Investor requests to pull out money from hedge funds rose in August, according to data released on Wednesday [Aug. 20], an increase typically seen at this time of year.
Argentina bonds, peso reel on country's debt swap plan
By Reuters
08/20/2014 5:21:52 PM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Argentina's new plan to skirt U.S. courts and resume payment on defaulted bonds aims to protect creditors who participated in two debt restructurings, the economy minister said on Wednesday [Aug.
Argentina aims to skirt U.S. court, bring debt under national law
By Reuters
08/20/2014 11:59:41 AM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday [Aug. 19] unveiled legislation that seeks to push bondholders to swap defaulted debt for new notes governed by Argentine law, a move aimed at skirting a U.
Wedbush says risk controls compliant with FINRA guidelines
By Reuters
08/20/2014 11:47:52 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (Reuters)—Brokerage firm Wedbush Securities rejected Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) charges, saying its risk management controls were consistent with the regulator's guidance. Wall Street's self-funded regulator on Monday [Aug.
Allergan seeks deal with Salix to fend off Valeant: report
By Reuters
08/19/2014 5:09:16 PM ET

IRVINE, Calif. (Reuters)—Botox maker Allergan Inc. has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and at least one other company about a potential takeover in a bid to avert the $53 billion hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.






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