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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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4:22pm EST

Trustee wants former Avaya CEO's deal dropped from Ch 11 plan

Avaya Inc's bankruptcy reorganization plan should not be approved until it is stripped of a consulting deal worth up to $8.75 million for telecommunications company's former chief executive, according the U.S. government's bankruptcy watchdog.

7:35am EST

Bankrupt Vitamin World closing more than 100 stores, preparing auction

Bankrupt Vitamin World on Tuesday won court approval for its plans to shutter more than 100 stores and put the rest of its business up for sale this holiday shopping season.

Nov 21 2017

Aerosoles Ch. 11 disclosures puts stakeholders on wrong foot - U.S. trustee

The U.S. government's bankruptcy watchdog on Tuesday panned Aerosoles International Inc's disclosures for its Chapter 11 plan and said they need to be reworked because they risk confusing creditors of the women's shoe store chain.

Nov 21 2017

Takata buys more time to clinch sale; trustee says breakup fee deal too sweet

Airbag manufacturer Takata Corp's U.S. unit won a court order on Monday giving it more time to file a Chapter 11 plan but ran into an objection by the government's bankruptcy watchdog to a fees in its restructuring support agreement.

Nov 20 2017

'Taps flowing' for speculative-grade companies as energy recovers

The Moody's Liquidity-Stress Indicator gauge slipped to a record low reading of 2.6 percent this month from 2.7 percent in October as yield-hungry investors are "keeping the taps flowing" for speculative-grade companies, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service Inc said in a report on Monday.

Nov 20 2017

Buyer, manufacturer square off over IP in drone-maker's bankruptcy

A Chinese manufacturing company should not receive a recovery on its $11 million claim in the bankruptcy of Lily Robotics Inc until it releases the drone-maker's intellectual property, according to the company that bought the startup's patents.

Nov 16 2017

Takata's bankrupt U.S. unit says planned sale 'finalized'

Airbag manufacturer Takata Corp has nailed down its planned $1.6 billion sale serving as the cornerstone of its restructuring plan, the Japanese company's bankrupt U.S. unit said in court papers on Wednesday.

Nov 16 2017

Judge rejects litigation stay for Puerto Rico restructuring case

The judge overseeing Puerto Rico's bankruptcy-like case to restructure its massive debt rejected on Thursday a bid by a bond insurer to put litigation in the case on hold for 90 days, saying it is imperative that the proceedings stay on track.

Nov 16 2017

Bankrupt Venoco, Beverly Hills settle pipeline abandonment dispute

Bankrupt oil producer Venoco LLC said on Monday it reached a deal with Beverly Hills, California, and the city's school district to settle a fight over plans for abandoning an out-of-service pipeline tied into a drill site on district land.

Nov 16 2017

GulfMark's Ch. 11 in effect after financing secured

Offshore energy services company GulfMark Offshore said in court papers on Tuesday its Chapter 11 restructuring plan had gone into effect after some last minute moves to nail down $125 million in financing.

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