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Bankruptcy fight over Oncor to test Warren Buffett's discipline

Warren Buffett takes pride in naming his price to buy a company, and not paying a nickel more. But the largest U.S. natural gas distribution utility, an unyielding hedge fund, and a Delaware bankruptcy judge now present one of the biggest challenges to the billionaire's legendary discipline.

Elliott lawyer says third bidder may top Buffett's Oncor bid

An unidentified utility could pay $9.3 billion to buy Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, topping Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $9 billion bid, a lawyer for the largest creditor of Oncor's parent told a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday.

Chicken Soup for the Soul turns cold on debut

Shares of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc , a unit of the popular 1990's self-help book publisher, fell as much as 14 percent in debut on Friday, giving up all their early gains.

Debt-laden Calpine to sell itself for $5.6 billion

U.S. power producer Calpine Corp said it would sell itself to a group of investors led by Energy Capital Partners for $5.6 billion, as the debt-laden company struggles with depressed natural gas prices.

AT&T considers sale of home security business: sources

AT&T Inc is exploring options for its Digital Life home security business, including selling it, as it seeks to pay down debt following its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , people familiar with the matter said.


Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

WASHINGTON Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.