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Pot businesses in financial trouble face a hazy future

For the first time, an appellate court has weighed in on whether marijuana dispensaries are eligible for bankruptcy protection and if you're a debtor, the ruling is so not cool. Continue reading

Dole execs hit with $148M fine

False projections lowered price of management buyout, prompting Laster to assess $148M award. Continue reading

Judge confirms Corinthian Colleges liquidation plan

The Santa Ana, Calif., debtor will provide a $4.3 million trust fund for former students of the defunct private college system. Continue reading

Nervy concentration: Health insurers cast aside caution

With consolidation already a concern, four of the five largest U.S. providers are getting together. Continue reading

FTC establishes guidelines to combat unfair competition

Republican commissioners had pressed for boundaries on use of Section 5 powers. Continue reading

FTC Commissioner Wright steps down

Surprise resignation leaves the agency leaning more Democratic. Continue reading

Halcyon Cabot accused of kickback scheme to hide discount in Cell Therapeutics PIPE

The investment bank is also accused of another kickback scheme that allegedly mislead investors in secondary market fund Felix Investments. Continue reading

Emissions rules could push more coal producers over Ch. 11's edge

The nation's largest producer filed for bankruptcy the day the final version of the Clean Power Plan was unveiled, and there's fear Arch Coal and Peabody Energy will be next. Continue reading

Delaware appraisal and judicial activism

The Dell case raises the issue of how aggressive Delaware judges should be in shaping the state's law. Continue reading

HSBC sells Brazilian operations to Bradesco for $5.2B

The disposal forms part of a new international retrenchment at the U.K. bank, which wants to shift its focus to Asia. Continue reading

Clinton attacks activist funds with an eye on corporate donors, Iowa diners

Hiking taxes on shorter investor holding periods and having activists disclose their stakes earlier comes right out of the Marty Lipton playbook and would be a boon to corporations Continue reading

Fed OKs CIT Group's $3.5B OneWest acquisition despite too-big-to-fail concerns

The central bank pushed back against critics who argue it would create a too-big-to-fail institution. Continue reading

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Corinthian Colleges and the history of for-profit education crackdowns

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