Is it just me, or could AVP actually be pursuing bankruptcy protection - beginning here, in USA? As I look at it from "both sides", I find a lot of factors strange, here. For one, it only pertains - apparently? - to North America; while AVP seeks to otherwise "remain the same", everywhere else. Second, the news is hitting the press, rather considerably, just before the annual shareholders' meeting; whereas news like this usually ends up being kept quiet. Third, we cannot deny that AVP and the US Federal Government have had some recent conflicts; particularly pertaining to China - remember?
While I don't mean to be insisting that I'm correct, I am certainly curious about these various factors, amongst others, which tend to make better coordinating sense. What do the rest of you think?