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Coming soon: Big deals, bigger busts

Finally! Boldface buyouts, blockbuster mergers and some old LBO busts on the way in 2015. Here's a look at some of the themes and headlines likely to dominate the next 12 months. Continue reading

DOJ's Pepco-Exelon review focuses on grid lock

Justice Department's action on PJM connections could lead to changes in electricity transmission rules. Continue reading

Wind tax credit extension is not a boon

One-year extension keeps project planning and industry growth up in the air. Continue reading

Starboard eyes Staples, Office Depot combination

Regulator's sign-off on Office Depot-Office Max deal means another will likely pass muster. Continue reading

Lawmakers fight to keep big bank swaps spinoff provision

A spending bill measure would dismantle the Lincoln Rule's obligation to divest derivatives. Continue reading

Fed's tough capital plan focuses on short-term funding

Big banks need to raise $21 billion. Continue reading

ABI report calls for overhaul of outdated Ch. 11

A commission issues a 400-page call for reform of a bankruptcy code that has become too expensive for debtors and doesn't account for financial markets, credit and derivative products and corporate structures much different from those when Congress enacted it. Continue reading

House OK of bank bankruptcy bill pressures Senate to act

The Senate would need to remove OLA repeal to win Obama signature on bankruptcy reform. Continue reading

Tokyo Electron spread wide on possible S. Korea delay

Approval there might take until March or April. Continue reading

SEC may face pressure to ease prosecutorial style

Securities industry advocates see the GOP takeover of the Senate as an opportunity to change the commission's approach to enforcement. Continue reading

Sen. Levin: Commodity units rife with risk, manipulation

Senator cites 2012 Fed report warning big banks lack up to $15B each to cover catastrophic losses. Continue reading

Latest stir over Comcast's deal seen as unwarranted

Net neutrality trackers say President Obama's stance is unlikely to impact the $67 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Continue reading

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