financing

Beleaguered Knight Capital Gets a $400 Million Financing Lifeline

Knight Capital says investors have agreed to supply it with $400 million in financing, which would help the trading firm stay in business after last week's disastrous software glitch that shook stock trading across the market, cost the firm $440 million, and jeopardized its future.

Cannes Notebook: Talking Money With the Stars

The Price of Fame's Cannes Film Festival notebook overflowed with monetary morsels about movers and shakers in the movies. Here are a few choice leftovers from "Restless" stars Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper, and "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius.

California's SolarCity Sees a Bright Market on the East Coast

California-based solar panel installer SolarCity has announced its second East Coast deal in a month: It's buying the residential solar business of Vermont-based groSolar, hard on the heels of its purchase of Maryland's Clean Currents. And SolarCity isn't the only West Coast solar player looking toward the sunrise for growth.

Hyundai's Deal to Reacquire Hyundai E&C Under Fire

Hyundai Group landed a preliminary $4.8 billion deal to purchase South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., that nation's largest contractor, but concerns over whether Hyundai Group can pull the financing together is raising questions among top investors.

Toyota to Offer Rebates on Lexus Models to Boost Sales

Seeking to boost sales of Lexus brand vehicles, Toyota plans to offer rebates of up to $3,000, as well as subsidized financing on certain models, company executives told a gathering of Lexus dealers from across the country this week.

Unique Financing Keeps Airport Rail Link on Track

Work is moving forward on a new light rail link from downtown Denver to its airport, backed by an unusual combination of federal loans and private investment. The project will create thousands of jobs, and add a much-needed public transit option for reaching the nation's fifth-busiest airport.

IPOs Are Coming Back Strong in 2010

IPOs increased last quarter to their best pace since the financial crisis began, and the pipeline is filled with highly anticipated new offerings. It's a sign that markets are more willing to finance long-term growth, and that investors are again willing to take risks for higher returns.