2002
WORLD NEWS

WorldCom seeks bankruptcy protection

from CBC.ca archives | Sun, 21 Jul 2002

NEW YORK - In a last-ditch effort to stay in business, former telecommunications titan WorldCom Inc. filed the largest bankruptcy protection bid in U.S. history late Sunday.

The beleaguered company asked a Manhattan court for help keeping creditors at bay while it restructures its finances.

WorldCom, which is weighed down by at least $30 billion US in debt, has been struggling for months. It needs to sell some of its assets in order to keep operating.

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