Here's what we are reading this morning:
Bed Bath & Beyond to close Lewisville facility, leaving hundreds jobless: The retailer leased the almost 800,000-square-foot facility in 2016 to fill e-commerce orders
Federal Reserve Board - Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement: The Committee seeks to achieve maximum employment and inflation at the rate of 2 percent over the longer run. In support of these goals, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 4-1/2 to 4-3/4 percent.
Fed Approves Quarter-Point Rate Hike, Signals More Increases Likely - WSJ: The Fed raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point and signaled a likely hike in March to continue lowering inflation.
Auto-Parts Company Owned by Carl Icahn Files for Bankruptcy: The billionaire’s investment firm said it is disappointed by its Auto Plus holdings and plans to sell the business in bankruptcy.
Invacare files for bankruptcy - Cleveland Business Journal: The Elyria, Ohio-based medical equipment maker and distributor has worked out a restructuring support agreement with "substantially all of its debt holders" prior to the bankruptcy filing.
Tessemae's Seeks to Reorganize in Chapter 11: This strategic option was necessitated by a need to preserve its assets, obtain new capital to fulfill its strong customer demand, and stop the costly and distracting litigation brought by a former lender for the Company.
Apollo-Backed Shutterfly’s Lenders Tap Lawyers as Loan Drops: Some of Apollo Global Management’s Shutterfly LLC lenders have tapped legal counsel as the company’s loan comes under pressure, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) Says It Missed Interest Payments on Bonds - Bloomberg: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., the financially strapped home-goods retailer, missed interest payments on its bonds, a week after receiving a default notice from lenders.
Bed Bath & Beyond Misses Interest Payments as It Weighs Chapter 11 - WSJ: The home-goods retailer in January warned of a potential bankruptcy filing and said it is running low on funds.