WASHINGTON, May 23- The International Monetary Fund said on Monday that Greece's current budget surplus and growth targets for its bailout program are unrealistically high and should be revised downward, and Greece's debt needs to be restructured. The new analysis was released a day before European finance ministers meet on Tuesday to review Greece's... » Read More
Stocks opened slightly higher Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.
Futures pointed to a fourth straight session of gains Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.
With the economy weakening, chief executives want Wall Street to see them as tough cost-cutters who are not afraid to lay off workers. But plenty of job cuts are not trumpeted in news releases, the New York Times reported.
Shares of Sony closed half a percent lower Monday after the electronics maker said CEO Howard Stringer would double up as president and directly oversee the electronics division at the centre of its problems.
Sony sent a message of change Friday in centering power in Chief Executive Howard Stringer, who will also become president and gain greater say over its core electronics business as Japan's iconic electronics maker tackles a painful global slump.
Turnover at the top, presents an unique opportunity and set of challenges for a new leader to deal with, and managing the transition is the first step to ensuring success in any executive role. Fortunately, there's one fairly high-profile transition going on right under our noses, with the new guy and his team set to finally take the reins on Tuesday.
Bank of America and Citigroup both reported worse-than-expected losses for the fourth quarters Friday, including billions of dollars of writedowns from exposure to debt and real-estate markets. Experts give CNBC their reactions to the results.
Even porcupines could get pink slips in the slumping economy as states consider cutting or eliminating funding that supports zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens.
In the last 'Stop Trading' segment of yet another dramatic week in U.S. and global markets, Cramer talks to Erin Burnett (together in the same room for the first time in quite a while). After trading some banter about her recent sojourn in Russia, they bring up Citigroup, Wal-Mart and several other stocks on Cramer's mind.
GM and Ford reported far deeper-than-expected quarterly losses as an extended slump in car sales raised questions about the future of the US auto industry
Centro Properties Group, an Australian victim of the subprime crisis that is struggling to restructure, reported a $1.8 billion full-year loss on Friday, including more than A$1 billion in property revaluations.
Australia's top lender, National Australia Bank, announced on Thursday the impending exit of its chief executive, a week after he shocked investors with another $784 million in loan losses.
Starbucks will close more than two-thirds of its 84 stores in Australia by the end of the week under a restructuring plan announced Tuesday that will put almost 700 people out of work.
Microsoft said Kevin Johnson, the executive in charge of its Windows and Web operations and an instrumental player in the company's failed $47.5 billion bid to buy Yahoo, is leaving the company.
Consumer products maker Newell Rubbermaid said on Tuesday that it would exit some product lines and raise prices to offset rapidly rising resin costs and protect profit margins.
Wachovia Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. bank, named Treasury Undersecretary Robert Steel chief executive on Wednesday, and said mortgage and legal problems will result in a $2.6 billion to $2.8 billion second- quarter loss, much larger than many analysts expected.
German industrial conglomerate Siemens plans to cut around 4 percent of its workforce as part of an overhaul and as a result of the global economic downturn, Siemens said on Tuesday.
Shareholders of American International Group are demanding changes to the management and board of the world's largest insurer, which has been struggling with the fallout of the subprime mortgage mess.
Credit rating agencies will be banned from helping to design products they also grade as part of a tougher industry code of conduct to tackle issues raised by the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis such as conflicts of interest.
American International Group Chairman Robert Willumstad said Wednesday the global insurance giant's directors stand behind Chief Executive Martin Sullivan, fending off concerns raised by investors frustrated by two quarters of record losses.