Feb 3 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
- State-owned China National Chemical Corporation is nearing a deal to acquire Syngenta AG of Switzerland, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of agriculture chemicals and seeds, people with knowledge of the discussions said on Tuesday. (nyti.ms/20oMHe5)
- Facing investor demands for action, Yahoo! Inc said it would lay off workers and explore possibilities that include sale of some assets. (nyti.ms/1o4MThi)
- Experts on financial distress told lawmakers in Washington that Puerto Rico's financial troubles are so complex that bankruptcy alone would not solve them, and might make them worse. (nyti.ms/1SEM5uV)
- After a bitter face-off for more than a decade between Argentina and a group of disgruntled New York hedge funds, both sides have come to the negotiating table with fresh hopes of a resolution. (nyti.ms/1PyGjtJ)
Compiled by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru