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Tracing the history of 'deal toys'

Commemorative treasures have been exchanged for ages: Silver plate among the financiers of the Hanseatic League, crystal bowls for London bankers, engraved clocks during the Gilded Age. Today, you'd be amazed at what you can do with Lucite. Continue reading

LightSquared disclosure statement approved

Judge implores rival factions in the case to "look for loose change in the sofa cushions" to fund a consensual plan. Continue reading

Wet Seal latest teen retailer to slip into Chapter 11

The mall-based chain plans to hand the majority of its equity to B. Riley Financial through a reorganization plan. Continue reading

SpiceJet shares take off after founder rescue

Ajay Singh gains board backing to team up with a unit of JPMorgan and acquire a controlling stake in the Indian airline. Continue reading

Jamba's juice could include buybacks

While the chain eyes franchised store count hikes, investors may want share buybacks. Continue reading

Caesars begins Chapter 11 play

The operating unit of the casino giant looks to shed roughly $10 billion in debt through the court restructuring. Continue reading

Target concedes defeat in Canada, plans to close stores

After spending billions on Zellers locations, department store will shutter all Canadian stores. Continue reading

EMC buys time to weigh options with board appointments

An agreement to add two directors gives company time to consider alternatives, including those proposed by investor Elliott Management. Continue reading

Hedge funds put Caesars operating unit into Ch. 11

A group of investors holding second-lien bonds put Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. into bankruptcy involuntarily, ahead of the unit's planned filing in the middle of the month. Continue reading

Lender lusts put borrowers on a pedestal

Companies looking to refinance in 2014 were being romanced with multiple term sheets. Supply was so robust that beauty contests were commonplace. At the same time, due diligence became more intense and lenders will pounce at the first sign of trouble. Continue reading

Five developments to watch as activism gains steam

With the economy slowly recovering in 2014, activist investors had a field day. So did advisers to companies fighting off their most vocal investors, or those concerned that an activist might put in an appearance. Continue reading

Tesco sells blinkbox, puts Dunnhumby under review

Shares in the beleaguered grocer rise sharply after its recently arrived CEO posts better-than-expected Christmas sales and announces a raft of restructuring measures. Continue reading

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