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UPDATE 4-Sears CEO Lampert offers new deals to avert bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp Chief Executive Eddie Lampert, a major investor in the company, has proposed rescue deals to help the department store chain avoid bankruptcy as debt matures next month and it faces a cash crunch, according to a regulatory filing released on Monday.

Holdout bondholders join Puerto Rico sales tax debt restructuring

Two major holders of Puerto Rico bonds that opposed a restructuring deal for the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's Sales Tax Financing Corporation (COFINA) revenue bonds are now part of the agreement, the island's federally appointed oversight board announced on Friday.

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EU open to free trade but not Chequers customs plan - document

EU negotiators are ready to offer Theresa May a free-trade area after Brexit but say that, contrary to her "Chequers" plan, there must be a customs border that will make trade less than "frictionless", according to an internal EU document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.