At The Motley Fool, we know our readers like to be informed. Here's a quick look at today's most relevant financial news, boiled down to what you need to know. In today's video, we cover the following:

  • Swedish car-maker Saab filed for bankruptcy after the company's former owner, General Motors (NYSE: GM), voted against plans for financing from a Chinese investor.
  • Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK) is struggling to secure financing that the company needs in order to avoid potential bankruptcy. A group of hedge funds have reportedly cut the amount they're willing to provide, calling into question whether Kodak will be able to raise enough cash to avoid bankruptcy.
  • NATO is accepting bids from leading defense contractors including Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to help expand NATO's cybersecurity abilities. Other potential bidders could include technology companies IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Cisco Systems (NYSE: CSCO), although neither has confirmed the reports.

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