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Halliburton, Baker Hughes Abandon $28 Billion Merger Agreement
Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. called off their $28 billion merger that faced stiff resistance from regulators in the U.S. and Europe over antitrust concerns.
Halliburton and Baker Hughes scrap $28 billion merger  Reuters
Halliburton, Baker Hughes call off merger  FuelFix (blog)
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Puerto Rico won't make $370 million in debt payments Monday
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico's government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S.
Puerto Rico to Miss Largest Payment to Date  New York Times
Puerto Rico Development Bank Won't Make Most of a Debt Payment Monday  Wall Street Journal
Japanese Stocks Fall Sharply in Morning
Japanese stocks fell sharply early Monday, leading declines in the rest of Asia, on the yen's surge to a new 1�-year high against the dollar, weak earnings results from several firms and selling after the Bank of Japan 8301 5.48 % 's inaction on Thursday.
Japan's 20-Year Bond Yields Slide to Record Amid Yen Strength  Bloomberg
Asian Markets Lower, Led By Japan  Nasdaq
Sports Authority To Be Liquidated
It could be time to say goodbye to Sports Authority . The sporting goods retailer has chosen to sell off its assets, ending a quest to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Sports Authority to close all 140 stores nationwide  WKBW-TV
Sports Authority to close 450 stores, including 1 in Mansfield  The Sun Chronicle
Hotel planned for Navy Pier, mayor says
Chicago-based First Hospitality Group will develop and operate the hotel, which is slated to open in late 2018. (WLS). Embed. <iframe width="476" height="267" src="http://abc7chicago.
City announces plans for Navy Pier hotel  SFGate
Navy Pier to get 200-room, $90 million hotel project  Crain's Chicago Business
SBA chief urges respect, support for small businesses
Since 1963, the first week of May has been designed by the president of the United States as a time to celebrate entrepreneurs. To mark the start of this year's Small Business Week, small-business owner and USA TODAY contributor Rhonda Abrams sat ...
Small businesses create jobs  News Item
Celebrating small business  BlueRidgeNow.com
7 Pervasive Retirement Myths That Need to Be Put to Rest
Nearly every American working today dreams about being able to quit their job for good and live out the rest of their life on a schedule of their own choosing.
When Should You File For Social Security Benefits?  Seeking Alpha
Social Security questions and answers  Montgomery Advertiser
Baker Hughes Reports Another 11-Rig Decline This Week
Baker Hughes (BHI - Get Report) issued its weekly rotary rig counts Friday, markedly noting a 11-count drop in U.S. active rigs to 420.
Oil rig count falls for 6th straight week  Business Insider
Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination
Firefighting foam was used in an attempt to extinguish a burning fuel tanker truck on Interstate 90 in Issaquah, Washington in 2002.
Most states don't track use of toxic firefighting foam  The State
Indiana, most states, not tracking toxic fire-foam use  News Dispatch
Consumers uncertain about the future
WASHINGTON -- American consumers were a bit more downbeat in April. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment slid to 89 in April from 91 in March.
Consumer Confidence Cramps in April, says University of Michigan  RisMedia.com (press release)
The most underappreciated fact of the election: Americans feel good about ...  Washington Post