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Department Store Century 21 Shutting Down, Blames Insurers

Century 21 Stores, an iconic New York off-price department store chain, filed for bankruptcy with plans to shut down, becoming the latest victim of the retail industry carnage that’s accelerated during the pandemic. The retailer will hold going out of …

PG&E Fire Insurance Costs Skyrocket After Bankruptcy, Fires

PG&E Corp. is finding it very costly to buy fire insurance after wildfires triggered by its power lines sent the company into bankruptcy and left it paying $25.5 billion for claims. It’s hoping customers will foot the bill. The San …

PG&E’s Power Lines Caused Biggest California Fire of 2019

Less than a month after emerging from bankruptcy triggered by a string of devastating wildfires in 2017 and 2018, PG&E Corp. has now been found responsible for California’s biggest blaze of 2019. The California energy giant’s power lines sparked the …

PG&E Says Bankruptcy Court Approves its Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan

PG&E Corp said its Chapter 11 reorganization plan has been confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, bringing the power provider one step closer to emerging from bankruptcy and participate in a state-backed wildfire …

California Regulator Approves PG&E’s Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan

PG&E Corp said on Thursday its Chapter 11 reorganization plan has been confirmed by a California power regulator, bringing the power provider one step closer to emerge from bankruptcy and participate in a state-backed wildfire fund. The decision by the …

PG&E Nears End of Bankruptcy Amid Persisting Safety Worries

BERKELEY, Calif. — limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a crumbling electrical grid that ignited a succession of horrific Northern California wildfires. After nearly a year-and-a-half of wrangling during one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in …

PG&E Judge Rejects Bid to Throw Out Victims’ Bankruptcy Vote

The judge overseeing PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy rejected an effort by dissident fire victims to upend voting on the California utility’s reorganization plan. Judge Dennis Montali said during a hearing Friday that he planned to deny a motion asking to throw …

PG&E to Purge Most of its Board in Fallout From Bankruptcy

BERKELEY, Calif. — PG&E Corp. will sweep out three quarters of its board of directors to start with a mostly clean slate when it emerges from a bankruptcy case triggered by deadly wildfires ignited in Northern California by the utility’s …

Apollo, Centerbridge Backed PG&E, Funded Loan to Firm Suing It

Two major investors in PG&E Corp. are also backing a loan to one of the law firms suing the bankrupt California utility on behalf of thousands of wildfire victims. Centerbridge Partners LP is the among the 20 biggest shareholders in …

Viewpoint: Washington Needs to Embrace Its Role as Ultimate Risk Manager

The actions that the federal, state and local governments in the U.S. have taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus and to mitigate the resulting economic fallout have been tagged with the term “unprecedented” a lot over the …