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New York Times

S.&P. Downgrades China's Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending
New York Times
SHANGHAI — China and the world received a fresh warning on Thursday that the country's dramatic debt binge of recent years threatens the stability of one of the global economy's most important growth engines. Standard & Poor's downgraded its rating on ...
S&P downgrades China, says rising debt is stoking economic, financial risksReuters
S&P Cuts China's Credit Rating, Citing Risk From Debt Growth ...Bloomberg
Standard & Poor's cuts China credit rating, citing debtUSA TODAY
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The New Yorker

How Toys R Us Succumbed to Its Nasty Debt Problem
The New Yorker
The company expanded aggressively; faltered under too much debt; locked horns with Kmart, and came away battered. In 1974, it filed for bankruptcy protection. Four years later, Interstate emerged as Toys R Us. Again, Lazarus led it. He had a plan to ...
How $5 billion of debt caught up with Toys 'R' UsReuters
Toys 'R' Us Bankruptcy Filing Batters Some of Retailer's DebtWall Street Journal (subscription)
toys“r”us, inc. commences court-supervised processes to implement financial restructuringToys“R”Us, Inc.

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Bloomberg

Debt Continues to Haunt Ailing Retailers
Bloomberg
Apparel and accessories chains including J. Crew Group Inc., Claire's Stores Inc., Nine West Holdings Inc. are already on creditors' radar because, like the toy retailer, they have large debt loads, looming maturities, and weakening results that could ...

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The Mercury News

Golden State Warriors, arena authority at odds over Oracle debt
The Mercury News
OAKLAND — Two years away from a move to San Francisco, the Golden State Warriors and the agency operating Oracle Arena are at odds over how much debt the team owes. Coliseum authority Executive Director Scott McKibben said this week the two ...

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North Korea's Parking Debt Among Hefty Fines Owed To New York By Foreign Delegations
NPR
Yet another wrinkle in the U.S.-North Korea relationship: the North Korean diplomatic mission to the United Nations has more than 1,300 unpaid parking tickets in New York, according to a report by NBC. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...

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Voice of America

Trafficking, Debt Bondage Rampant in Thai Fishing Industry, Study Finds
Voice of America
Routinely underpaid and physically abused, three-quarters of migrants working on Thai fishing vessels have been in debt bondage, working to pay off an obligation, said the study by the anti-trafficking group International Justice Mission (IJM ...

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Bloomberg

Debt Sickened a Hospital Giant. Now the Doctors Are Revolting
Bloomberg
Smith presided over a decade-long acquisition binge that saddled CHS with total debt of almost eight times its earnings and a network of underperforming facilities. The company lost $2 billion in the past six quarters, during which doctors from Key ...

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Three Bond Market Lessons From the Toys 'R' Us Debt Drama ...
Bloomberg
From bikes to trains to video games, it's the biggest toy store there is,” went the 1980s Toys 'R' Us Inc. theme tune. Now the erstwhile retail giant leaves behind ...

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Barron's

Mattel: Toys 'R' Us, Amended Debt Covenants; What Does It All Mean?
Barron's
Mattel Inc. has amended its credit agreement to remove the ratio of consolidated debt to consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization that's required for fiscal third quarter 2017, in the wake of the Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy.

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CBS Boston / WBZ

I-Team: Thousands Of Customers Will Get Refunds Over Lawn Company's Harassing Debt Collection
CBS Boston / WBZ
BOSTON (CBS) – A lawn care company will pay refunds to thousands of customers for abusive and illegal debt collection practices, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General. As part of a settlement, Shrewsbury-based The Lawn Company (TLC) will ...


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