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  • SEATTLE, Feb 10- Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will cut jobs at its commercial airplane unit, addressing intense pressure to lower costs to compete with rival Airbus even as the aviation industry booms. Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner announced the move in an employee webcast after the world's biggest aircraft maker saw sales fall and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10- Yahoo Inc announced Wednesday it will lay off 107 employees in the first of what is expected to be more than 1,500 job cuts. The layoffs take effect April 11 and affected employees received 60- day advance notice of the move, Yahoo said in a notice filed with the California Employment Development Department. Yahoo had about 11,000 employees...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 10- Argentine banks are gearing up for a potential lending boom that could push depressed private credit demand to a 16- year high, bolstered by the reforms undertaken by newly-elected President Mauricio Macri. An end to the 14- year standoff between Argentina and the lenders who refused to participate in the earlier debt restructuring could...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- The chief investment officer of Apex Capital is departing to launch a new technology-focused hedge fund, causing a restructuring of his old firm, according to a letter sent to Apex clients and a person familiar with the situation. That new firm is SoMa Equity Partners, and will led by current Apex chief investment officer Gil Simon.

  • Feb 9- Oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell natural gas assets in Colorado's Piceance Basin for $910 million to a private firm, in a deal viewed by investors as a bright spot in the sluggish market for oil and gas properties. WPX said its unit, WPX Energy Rocky Mountain LLC, will be bought by Terra Energy Partners LLC, a private company...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- U.S. wholesale inventories slipped in December for a third straight month as businesses continued to reduce unsold merchandise, suggesting the advance fourth-quarter economic growth estimate could be revised slightly lower. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday wholesale inventories dipped 0.1 percent. November inventories were...

  • Feb 9- Oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc said it would sell natural gas assets in Colorodo's Piceance basin for $910 million to boost its liquidity amid a prolonged slump in oil prices. WPX said its unit, WPX Energy Rocky Mountain LLC, will be bought by Terra Energy Partners LLC, a private company owned by investment manger Kayne Anderson and private equity firm...

  • With more than $10 billion in bonds, the oil and gas producer's balance sheet is under pressure and its equity market capitalization is around just $1.2 billion. That is plenty to pay $500 million in debt due in March, though at least another $1.3 billion will come due through 2018.. Once a Wall Street darling that in many ways symbolized the U.S. fracking...

  • Over the past year scores of commodity-related businesses have filed for bankruptcy as prices for metals, energy and coal have plummeted amid a slowdown in markets such as China and Brazil. "This is due to a number of factors, principal among them is the sustained and dramatic decline in the price of primary aluminum," Chief Financial Officer Dale Boyles said in a...

  • It reported cash on hand of about $1.8 billion on Sept. 30, according to public filings. That is plenty to pay $500 million in debt due in March, though another $1.3 billion will come due through 2018.. Chesapeake, once a Wall Street darling, has struggled since a governance crisis prompted the departure of its founder and former Chief Executive Aubrey McClendon in...

  • PARIS, Feb 8- Casino could beat a 4 billion euro asset disposal target this year following the sale of its Thai business, the French retailer's finance chief said on Monday. The sale of a 58.6 percent stake in Big C for 3.1 billion euros, excluding debt, to Thailand's TCC Group is part of a plan by Casino to reduce its 6 billion euros of debt. Casino's sale of its Big C...

  • The Franklin, Tennessee- based company said challenging market conditions for the aluminum industry and recent disruptions in its primary business operations led to the decision. Noranda listed both assets and liabilities in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion. The case is in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, for the Eastern District of Missouri, Case No 16-10083..

  • TORONTO, Feb 5- BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business. The layoffs will affect 75 manufacturing jobs in Sunrise, Florida, a state government website showed.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5- The mediator in Argentina's decade-long legal battle with creditors over unpaid debt said he would issue a "significant statement" later on Friday after presiding over a week of intense talks in New York between the two sides. Argentina restructured nearly 93 percent of its defaulted debt in 2005 and 2010 swaps that gave creditors 25...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Puerto Rico, struggling to restructure its mountain of debt and already paying some but not all of its creditors, will run out of fiscal emergency measures by June, the U.S. commonwealth's Government Development Bank president said on Friday. With a 45 percent poverty rate and an exodus of people to the United States, Puerto Rico is trying to solve...

  • Feb 5- Engineering supply group Premier Farnell Plc said it would sell its industrial products unit Akron Brass to U.S.- based IDEX Corp for $224.2 million in cash. Akron Brass, which has a large market share in North America, accounted for nearly 8 percent of Premier's total revenue in 2015.. Premier Farnell also said on Friday that said it expected profit for the...

  • Feb 5- Engineering supply group Premier Farnell Plc said it would sell its industrial products division Akron Brass to U.S.- based IDEX Corp for $224.2 million in cash. Premier Farnell, which makes and sells the Raspberry Pi- a mini, low-cost computer, said that the deal would help it focus on its core electronics distribution business. The company also said on...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, suggesting some loss of momentum in the labor market amid a sharp economic slowdown and stock market selloff. It looks like the labor market has scaled back its rapid advance last month, "said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, suggesting some loss of momentum in the labor market amid a sharp economic slowdown and stock market selloff. It looks like the labor market has scaled back its rapid advance last month, "said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York.

  • *Coming Up: U.S. Factory orders Dec at 1500 GMT. Metals were buoyant as investors scrambled to close out bearish positions before the Lunar New Year holiday in China. Three-month benchmark zinc on the London Metal Exchange surged to a peak of $1,725.50 a tonne, the highest since Oct. 29, before paring gains to $1,707 by 1140 GMT, a rise of 0.7 percent.