Argentina plans debt swap, hoping to sidestep US

Brokers work at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez is refusing to go along with a U.S. judge's ruling requiring repayment of defaulted bonds. The Merval stock index dropped after Monday's court decision, its largest one-day loss in more than six months, and the value of Argentina's currency went down on the black market. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Argentine government plans to sidestep a U.S. court order that it repay defaulted bonds in full, saying creditors who accepted debt restructurings will be offered new bonds to be paid in Argentina rather than the United States.