Jim Zarroli http://publicradiotulsa.org en BK's Big Deal Could Bring The King To Canada, Controversy Close Behind http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bks-big-deal-could-bring-king-canada-controversy-close-behind Burger King is buying Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-donut chain, in a deal valued at $11 billion. The new company will be headquartered in Ontario, Canada, allowing Burger King to take advantage of Canada's lower corporate tax rate. The relocation is bound to cause controversy in the U.S. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 65577 at http://publicradiotulsa.org To Make A Move North, Burger King Eyes Buying A Canadian Icon http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/make-move-north-burger-king-eyes-buying-canadian-icon <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=To+Make+A+Move+North%2C+Burger+King+Eyes+Buying+A+Canadian+Icon&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMjQ1NzYwMDEyMjU5MjA0MjE0Yzg1Mg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Burger King is the latest big American company looking at relocating its headquarters outside the United States. The home of the whopper is in talks to merge with the Ontario-based donut chain Tim Horton's and create a new food company in Canada. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 65513 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Argentina Crisis Puts Focus On Role Of Distressed-Debt Funds http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/argentina-crisis-puts-focus-role-distressed-debt-funds The legal battle between Argentina and its creditors grinds on with no sign of a resolution anytime soon. The dispute pits the government against two New York hedge funds that specialize in buying distressed debt.<p>These hedge funds bought Argentina's bonds at fire-sale prices and now stand to make huge profits off the country's financial troubles. But they've encountered a lot of resistance from the government.<p>By one estimate there are as many as 250 investment funds that specialize in distressed debt. One of them is Maglan Capital, a hedge fund in midtown Manhattan. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 65386 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Argentina Crisis Puts Focus On Role Of Distressed-Debt Funds Bank Of America Settles With Feds And States For Record Amount http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bank-america-settles-feds-and-states-record-amount <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Bank+Of+America+Settles+With+Feds+And+States+For+Record+Amount&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 65333 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Bank Of America Settles Mortgage Case For $16.65 Billion http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bank-america-settles-mortgage-case-1665-billion <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Bank+Of+America+Settles+Mortgage+Case+For+%2416.65+Billion&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Bank of America agreed to pay more than $16 billion to settle charges that it defrauded investors about the quality of mortgage assets it's sold in the run-up to the financial crisis. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:07:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 65326 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Once-Thriving Heart Of The Eurozone Stagnates http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/once-thriving-heart-eurozone-stagnates <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Once-Thriving+Heart+Of+The+Eurozone+Stagnates&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Fighting in Ukraine, sanctions on Russia and unhealed wounds from the financial crisis. It's not a good mix for the global economy. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 64951 at http://publicradiotulsa.org White House Seeks Ways To Go It Alone In Keeping Companies Stateside http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/white-house-seeks-ways-go-it-alone-keeping-companies-stateside <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=White+House+Seeks+Ways+To+Go+It+Alone+In+Keeping+Companies+Stateside&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwODM4NDIzMDEzMjM4NzEyMDkwNThkNQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, BYLINE: President Obama says he's looking for ways to stop the spread of corporate inversions. Here's how they work. A U.S. corporation merges with a smaller foreign company, then moves its legal headquarters overseas to lower its tax rate. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 64564 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/sanctions-target-russian-oil-will-persuade-putin Both the United States and Europe announced <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/29/336324858/white-house-threatens-more-russian-sanctions-as-kerry-decries-ukrainian-rebels">new economic sanctions</a> this week against Russia for its role in the conflict in Ukraine. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:23:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 64272 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin? Argentina Is In Default. What Does That Actually Mean? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/argentina-default-what-does-actually-mean <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Argentina+Is+In+Default.+What+Does+That+Actually+Mean%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjMxOTIyMDEzMTcxNjAzMzFmMjBhZQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>The financial markets in Argentina are expected to endure some battering today after the country fell into default for the second time in more than 12 years. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 64121 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/big-banks-rally-argentina-debt-deadline Talks aimed at resolving Argentina's debt crisis have broken down in New York. A court-appointed mediator has declared that the country will go into default. It is the second time the country has defaulted in about 12 years.<p>With a midnight deadline looming, the government and its creditors walked away without a deal late Wednesday.<p>Argentina has been waging a protracted legal battle with a small number of bondholders. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli & NPR Staff 64095 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default