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Big US coal miner Alpha Natural files for bankruptcy
Alpha Natural Resources Inc, one of the largest U.S. coal companies, became the latest in the hard-hit industry to seek bankruptcy on Monday.
Default Rate for US Mining Companies Jumps to Highest in Five-Plus Years  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Alpha Natural Resources, a Onetime Coal Giant, Files for Bankruptcy Protecton  New York Times
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Puerto Rico fails to make $58-million debt payment
The government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it had failed to make a $58-million debt payment, a significant escalation of the fiscal crisis facing the U.S.
Puerto Rico Debt-Crisis Grows as Payments Halt, Agency Defaults  Bloomberg
Puerto Rico Defaults On Debt Repayment  USA TODAY
Pimco May Face SEC Action Over a Fund
A Pimco exchange-traded bond fund that once tracked the performance of a much larger fund formerly managed by the firm's co-founder, William H. Gross, may have violated federal securities laws.
UPDATE 2-Pimco says may face SEC action over fund Bill Gross once ran  Reuters
Pimco Gets Warning From SEC That Lawsuit Could Be Coming  Wall Street Journal
Delta Air Lines bans freight shipments of lion hunting trophies
Delta will no longer allow the freight shipment of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo hunting trophies, the airline said in a statement Monday.
After Killing of Cecil the Lion, Delta Joins Airline Ban on Game Trophies  New York Times
Delta bans transport of big game trophies  BBC News
Trader gets 14-year jail in Libor rigging case
LONDON: A trader who worked for UBS and Citigroup was jailed on Monday for 14 years by a London court after becoming the first person to be found guilty by a jury of rigging the benchmark Libor inter-bank lending rate.
Former trader Tom Hayes jailed 14 years by London court for Libor rigging  The Australian Financial Review
Ex-trader sentenced in Libor interest-rate trial  Washington Post
China Curbs Short Selling; Commodities Weakness Spreads
China shares made tentative gains after officials announced fresh steps to rein in short selling, while commodities weakness spread to some Asian currencies, including the Malaysian ringgit.
UPDATE 1-China stock exchanges step up crackdown on short-selling  Reuters
China Limits Stock Market Short Selling to Curb Volatility  Bloomberg
US Stocks Drop, Led by Another Fall in the Energy Sector
NEW YORK - Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday. Energy stocks slumped as the price of oil dropped to its lowest in more than four months.
Wall St eases on falling oil, Europe climbs despite Greece slide  ABC Online
US: Stocks drop as oil equities tumble  THE BUSINESS TIMES
Sprint names new CFO in management shake-up
Sprint Corp, the No. 3 U.S. cellular operator, said Chief Financial Officer Joseph Euteneuer will be leaving the company and named Tarek Robbiati as his successor in one of many executive changes announced on Monday.
Sprint Gets New CFO Amid Leadership Change at Struggling Carrier  Bloomberg
Sprint Names a New CFO  Nasdaq
Oil Trades Below $50 as Glut Seen Persisting Amid Slowing Demand
Oil in New York held near a four-month low after Brent crude slumped below $50 a barrel for the first time since January on Monday as Iran pledged almost an immediate output increase after sanctions.
Oil dives 5 percent to six-month low under $50 on China worry  Reuters
Oil pushed to six-month lows by oversupply concerns  Daily Times
Hit by poor results, HSBC quits Brazil in $5.2bn deal
Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, has sold its business in Brazil to Banco Bradesco SA. The UK-headquartered bank's decision came after years of disappointing results in the world's second-biggest emerging market.
HSBC exits Brazil as group profit falls  Arab News