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Troubled furniture maker Furniture Brands has tapped restructuring lawyers and advisers to examine options to deal with its debt load, including the possibility of bankruptcy, according to a news report.
News reports say the advisers are examining several alternatives and the situation is still fluid, according to unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
Clayton-based Furniture Brands did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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