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State courts grow in popularity as forums for liquidations

UCC Article 9 sales become a less costly, hassle-free alternative to those done via a bankruptcy. Continue reading

The Confidential Insurgent: Is IBM a realistic target?

In The Deal's first virtual roundtable, our activism experts debate the vulnerability of Big Blue. Continue reading

Why Triumph Group needs more than a new CEO to keep unhappy investors at bay

The aerospace supplier's sprawling operations should be streamlined, a job that an outside buyer, like United Technologies or Alcoa, could perform more quickly and efficiently. Continue reading

GE's $23 billion financial asset sale to Blackstone, Wells Fargo will help it exit Fed oversight

Deals could allow GE Capital to lose 'systemically important' category as early as 2016. Continue reading

As DryShips works to pay down debt, negative headwinds could loom

The maritime transportation company is selling some ships to its CEO, but a major hedge fund investor has reduced its stake, and an industry consultant is negative on the sale. Continue reading

Five apparel retail groups that would look sharper with better focus

Investors will punish a company with one lagging brand, even if others under the corporate umbrella are performing like stars. Breakups might be the best solution. Continue reading

Airlines could use a dose of higher fuel prices to curb the expansion impulse

Domestic carriers rallied last year as costs fell. An uptick now could check profit-draining capacity creep. Continue reading

Former suitor for in-flight retailer SkyMall to launch competitor

Scottevest CEO Scott Jordan's Sky2Buy venture will begin operating in June or July. Continue reading

Ocwen's web snares sale of Home Loan Service Solutions

Debt holders claim the mortgage servicer is in default, but a big investor is uneasy about its proposed $1.3 billion acquisition by the owner of a rival. Continue reading

BlackBerry faces long odds as it attempts a leap into software

CEO John Chen expects rapid gains in mobile enterprise software and BlackBerry Messenger in fiscal year 2016. He'd better be right. Continue reading

Moves by Perry Ellis and Oxford mark the continued decline of the Seventh Avenue model

Large apparel groups are breaking themselves up amid the struggles of department store chains -- historically their best customers. Continue reading

Danger lurks for debt investors in the oil and gas fields

Funds aimed at distressed energy firms have proliferated, but pitfalls await overzealous managers. Continue reading

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