Claire’s Stores, the fashion accessories chain where legions of preteens got their ears pierced, is preparing to file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks, according to sources

Claire’s Stores, the fashion accessories chain where legions of preteens got their ears pierced, is preparing to file for bankruptcy in the coming wee(...)

Argentinian president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner raised the prospect of a new sovereign default in a national address yesterday. Photograph: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the Argentinian president, raised the prospect of a new sovereign default in a national address yesterday. She said he(...)

A US bankruptcy judge has rejected a legal challenge by a developer against Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, and refused to lift temporary court protection for the bank.

A US bankruptcy judge has rejected a legal challenge by a developer against Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, and refused (...)