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  • The New York Times said in April that it would shut some of its Paris operations, while in November the Wall Street Journal started laying off employees and reducing the number of sections in the newspaper.. Net income attributable to the New York Times fell 28.1 percent to $37.1 million, or 24 cents per share, in the quarter. On an adjusted basis, the company earned 30...

  • The company said it signed an agreement with certain bondholders that includes a $19.25 million equity investment, with some debtors backing a $255.75 million rights offering. Vanguard also said it had obtained a $50 million debtor-in-possession financing facility, underwritten by Citibank NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Bank NA.

  • *Q4 core EPS $1.21 vs consensus forecast $1.13. LONDON, Feb 2- AstraZeneca warned on Thursday that profit and revenue would both fall this year as cheap generic versions of its cholesterol drug Crestor continue to hit sales. It has offset falling sales by divesting some non-core assets, resulting in fourth-quarter 2016 core EPS, which excludes some items, rising...

  • *Q4 core EPS $1.21 vs consensus forecast $1.13. It has offset falling product sales by divesting some non-core assets, resulting in fourth-quarter 2016 core EPS, which excludes some items, up 29 percent in dollar terms at $1.21 on revenue down 13 percent at $5.59 billion. The consensus forecast among industry analysts was for quarterly revenue of $5.57 billion...

  • The company, which plans to invest in a single consumer platform, said it would consolidate its Santa Clara, California- based teams into its headquarters in Redwood City. Shutterfly said its offices at Santa Clara and New York would be shut. Shutterfly said it expects to incur restructuring charges of $15 million- $20 million this year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 1- JPMorgan Chase& Co will pay $797.5 million in cash to end all litigation brought on behalf the former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, whose September 2008 collapse triggered a global financial crisis. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Chapman in Manhattan. It follows JPMorgan's agreement last January to pay $1.42 billion in cash to resolve most other...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 1- Financially distressed companies that file for U.S. bankruptcy are emerging from court proceedings more quickly than ever, lowering legal costs but also forcing junior creditors to scramble to protect their interests. "It used to be a roach motel," said Melissa Jacoby, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 1- Financially distressed companies that file for U.S. bankruptcy are emerging from court proceedings more quickly than ever, lowering legal costs but also forcing junior creditors to scramble to protect their interests. "It used to be a roach motel," said Melissa Jacoby, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

  • *Planemaking chief moves office to new corporate HQ. PARIS, Feb 1- After top-level restructuring at Airbus come the musical chairs and a new logo intended to convey unity as the European giant aims to refocus its management without a return to past infighting. But close watchers of the predominantly Franco-German firm, still bruised by decades of infighting,...

  • TORONTO, Jan 31- Bell Media, a unit of Canadian telecom company BCE Inc, said on Tuesday it is reducing its radio and television industry workforce in more than two dozen locations across the country by an unspecified number. "The restructuring is the result of the challenges Bell Media and other Canadian media companies are facing due to increasing...

  • *Sale could raise up to $1 billion- sources. TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, Jan 31- U.S. private equity firm Orion Mine Finance Group is in talks to sell a portfolio of 87 mining royalty, streaming and offtake assets, Orion portfolio manager Douglas Silver said on Tuesday. The portfolio includes 71 royalties, eight streams and eight offtake agreements on gold, silver, base metals...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 31- Brazil plans to overhaul its bankruptcy law to help troubled companies survive a two-year recession that has led a record number of them to suspend debt payments, a senior member of the government's economic team said on Tuesday. President Michel Temer also plans to announce new measures next week to increase productivity and bolster the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- Jared Kushner has divested his equity interest in 666 Fifth Avenue, a 39- story office and retail building on Manhattan's famed shopping area, according to a spokesperson at Kushner Companies. Kushner said he would step down as CEO of Kushner Companies, a family owned real estate company, and begin to divest himself of substantial assets after he...

  • The company's loss from continuing operations was $321.2 million, or $1.42 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $45.3 million, or 18 cents per share, in the year-earlier period. Consol said it recorded several one-time charges in the quarter, including a $237 million loss on commodity derivatives. Total revenue and other income...

  • *Sells UK North Sea assets for up to $3.8 bln to Chrysaor. LONDON, Jan 31- Royal Dutch Shell announced two divestments on Tuesday worth $4.7 billion including selling a chunk of its North Sea assets to private-equity backed Chrysaor which will now become a top three oil and gas producer in Britain. Shell agreed to sell a mixture of new and late-life North Sea oil and...

  • *JFE says pushing ahead with Mexico steel plant. TOKYO, Jan 31- Japan's No.2 steelmaker JFE Holdings on Tuesday said it was on track to build a steel plant in Mexico with U.S. company Nucor, although it is closely watching U.S. policy after President Donald Trump threatened to tear up a regional trade pact. Trump has threatened to ditch the North American Free Trade...

  • The deal, which accounts for more than half of Shell's production in the North Sea, will breathe new life into the aging North Sea where production has steadily declined since the late 1990 s and where oil majors such as Shell and BP have struggled to generate profits. The Anglo-Dutch company said in a statement the North Sea deal included an initial...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- Commodities brokerage OTC Global Holdings said on Monday it had opened a new office in Singapore as it seeks to expand its market share in the Asian market, a growing part of the global commodity trade. OTCGH, the world's largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covers financial and physical instruments from its offices in...

  • *Shares slide 14.42 pct to record low of $6.17. Fitbit's shares fell 14.42 percent to a record low of $6.17 in morning trading on Monday. Fitbit said it now expects fourth-quarter revenue between $572 million and $580 million, much lower than its previous forecast of $725 million- $750 million.

  • LAGOS, Jan 30- Nigeria has asked Goldman Sachs and the local unit of South Africa's Standard Bank to advise it on the sale of a debut "diaspora bond" targeted at Nigerians living abroad, Stanbic IBTC Bank said on Monday. Such bonds are a form of government debt that targets members of the national community abroad and Africa's biggest economy first announced plans...