The company said a deal would unlock synergies worth $7 billion.
The city says seven big banks conspired to inflate rates on VRDO bonds so they could "continue to collect re-marketing fees for doing nothing."
The SEC says a broker-dealer and a transfer agent failed to disclose at least 19 companies were shells.
The move is part of a push to make it easier for companies to go public amid a 50% decline in U.S. listings over the past two decades.
The Department of Justice says the firm showed a "lack of candor" in seeking advisory appointments in bankruptcy cases.
The e-commerce giant joins rival Tencent in becoming a major CICC shareholder as both firms eye opportunities in fintech.
The company’s board turns down the offer from Canyon Capital and Platinum Equity, saying it undervalues the company.
The major reason is analysts' desire to please executives of companies they cover with easier-to-beat forecasts.
A Chapter 11 filing would be the second for the shoe retailer in less than two years amid heavy debt and online competition.
An SEC pilot program approved in December “represents an unprecedented attempt to distort free market mechanisms," the NYSE says.