* Investors laud "prudent" economic stance despite takeovers
NEW YORK, Oct 22 - Private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners LP and Ares Management LLC have agreed to acquire control of hospital staffing company CHG Healthcare Services Inc from J.W. Childs Associates LP, a deal people familiar with the matter previously told Reuters could top $1 billion.
HOUSTON, Oct 22 - Chesapeake Energy Corp plans to pay off more than half of a pricey $4 billion bridge loan after receiving $2.8 billion in cash from the sale of some of its oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin.
Oct 22 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today affirmed its STRONG commercial mortgage primary, master, and special servicer rankings for Midland Loan Services (Midland), a division of PNC Bank N.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. The outlook is stable for all three rankings. The financial position is Sufficient.
NEW YORK, Oct 22 - U.S. crude futures ended lower on Monday as the November contract expired, with concerns about a slowing global economy and an expected pipeline restart pressuring prices and offsetting supportive worries about Middle East turmoil and the potential threat to the region's oil supply.ž SETTLE NET PCT LOW HIGH CURRENT DAY AGO CHNG CHNG VOL VOL CLc1 88.73 -1.32 -1.5% 88.21 90.80 18,680 1» Archive
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