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2 hrs ago |

RPM Intl agrees to $797.5M deal on asbestos claims

RPM will start funding the trust for current and future claimants with a $450 million cash payment and then make additional payments over the next few years until a total of $797.5 million in contributions is reached.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, RPM International, Chemicals, Medina, OH, Bankruptcy

3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

How to escape the medical care debt trap

The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit.


Related Topix: Bankruptcy, Health Insurance, Health, Credit Card Debt, Personal Finance

4 hrs ago | West Australian

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

In a well-lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania's first bitcoin ATM attracts many who until it opened in May had to buy or sell the digital currency face-to-face or through wire transfers.


Related Topix: Bitcoin, Europe, World News, Romania, Travel, Romania Travel, Europe Travel,

8 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Tom Walsh: DIA seeks grand bargain cash from U.S., Japanese auto suppliers

It's no secret to anyone who lives or works in the city that Detroit has the highest tax rates in... Amid the splendor of the DIA's Rivera Court, U.S. District Chief Judge Gerald Rosen speaks at a news conference on June 9. Gov. Rick Snyder is at right.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Bankruptcy, Michigan

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley: If Detroit were a movie, Orr would be a twist in plot

Kevyn Orr rode into Detroit on the wheels of a financial calamity and was given carte blanche by the governor to fix the financial mess while also fixing what caused it.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Bankruptcy

BBC News

'Community banks' to avert debt trap

An uncompetitive financial services market and the expense of declaring bankruptcy are leading people into "problem debt", according to a report.


Related Topix: Bankruptcy


Westbury contractor loses licenses after homeowner complaints

Jeanine Megis, with her husband Alex, and their three children, 8, 5, and 3, outside of their Sandy damaged Merrick home.


Related Topix: Westbury, NY, Merrick, NY, Nassau County, NY, Suffolk County, NY, Bankruptcy

Ex-'RHONJ' Star Danielle Staub -- Sex Tape Partner Gets Screwed ... in Bankruptcy

" Real Housewives of New Jersey " star Danielle Staub will probably get the cold shoulder the next time she shopped at Nordstrom ... because she just screwed them over in bankruptcy court ... and she royally screwed the guy in her sex tape in the unforgettable onion bagel scene.


Related Topix: Bankruptcy


Following are recent filings for bankruptcy protection in northeast Indiana. The list includes all business bankruptcies, as well as personal bankruptcies in which liabilities exceed $100,000.


Related Topix: Bankruptcy

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Nearly 300,000 suicides in India so far from GMO crop failures

The Western media is steeped in denial about the true damage being caused by genetically modified crops, especially in the developing Third World.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Suicide, Bankruptcy, Monsanto

The Modesto Bee

Murder trial moved to former bankruptcy court in Modesto

Stanislaus Superior Court, for the first time, is moving a murder trial because its courtrooms are not big enough to handle the number of defendants and attorneys involved.


Related Topix: Bankruptcy, Modesto, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Bitcoin Shop moves bitcoin into world of e-commerce

Bitcoin had an interesting week with a two day conference ending yesterday in San Francisco and a Bitcoin conference in Chicago last weekend.


Related Topix: Bitcoin, Science / Technology, Internet

The Orlando Sentinel

Parliament House files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Parliament House, a gay resort and entertainment complex, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday citing $15.5 million in debt.


Related Topix: Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

News Observer

Q&A on New Jersey's public employee pensions

Even ahead of his announcement, the political debate has ramped up. Christie's summertime town-hall style meetings are called "No Pain, No Gain" and are addressing pensions.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Chris Christie, US Governors, Tax, Bankruptcy, Retirement

The Now Newspaper

Surrey's first Bitcoin ATM now fully armed and operational

Eight months after Vancouver's first Bitcoin ATM was unveiled to the public, Surrey now has one to claim as its own.


Related Topix: Bitcoin

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

RECORD PAYMENT FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS DATE DATE Putnam Retirement Income Fund L... )--First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. , will make a presentation to analysts and investors attending the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Community Bank Inves... )--The bankruptcy filing by The Amsterdam at Harborside is reflective of the continued challenges faced by ... (more)


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Bankruptcy, Financial Markets

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Qualcomm to Invest $150M in China Startups

Qualcomm has formed a new $150 million fund to invest in China, Lizette Chapman reports for VentureWire.


Related Topix: Media, Radio, XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Television, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Bitcoin

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

John Manchin files civil suit against his brother U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin

A $1.7 million civil lawsuit has been filed by John Manchin II against his brothers U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III and Roch Manchin.


Related Topix: Bankruptcy

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Ambac says has final deal with bankrupt Detroit ov...

Ambac Assurance Corp said on Friday its final settlement in Detroit's bankruptcy case over the treatment of limited-tax general obligation bonds that it insured for the city would result in a 34 percent recovery, plus another possible 19 percent from a litigation reserve.


Related Topix: Bankruptcy

JD Journal

Daily Fine of $5,000 Levied on Joe Francis, Former Girls Gone Wild Owner

A daily fine of $5,000 has been levied against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis by a federal judge, according to The Wall Street Journal.


Related Topix: Bankruptcy


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