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Business Events Corporate Restructuring


  • Citi Cuts 30 in Structured Credit Group Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 5:29 AM ET

    Citigroup has dismissed about 30 employees in its structured credit group which helps put together collateralized debt obligations, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Novartis Plans Restructuring, Job Cuts: WSJE Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 3:50 AM ET

    Novartis plans a restructuring that will result in job cuts and the removal of several layers of management, according to an interview with CEO Daniel Vasella in the Wall Street Journal Europe.

  • Murdoch's Son to Lead News Corp Asia, Europe Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 6:29 AM ET
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    Rupert Murdoch's younger son James is to return to News Corp. to head its Asian and European operations in a move that appears to make him heir apparent to the global media empire.

  • New IMF Chief Plans Job Cuts of Up to 15%: WSJ Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 3:37 AM ET

    The new head of the International Monetary Fund plans to cut up to 15 percent of the organization's staff in an attempt to stabilize the fund's finances as demand for its loans drops, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

  • Bristol-Myers to Cut $1.5 Billion in Costs by 2010 Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 2:52 PM ET

    Bristol-Myers Squibb, as part of an expected major restructuring, said by 2010 it would cut its workforce by 10 percent and slash the number of its manufacturing plants by more than half, to generate an additional $1.5 billion in savings.

  • GMAC Names Chief Risk Officer After Loss Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 9:41 AM ET

    GMAC Financial Services Wednesday named Samuel Ramsey chief risk officer, barely a month after the finance company posted a $1.6 billion third-quarter loss.

  • Bear Stearns to Cut 4% of Workforce to Curb Costs Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:46 PM ET

    Bear Stearns on Wednesday said it would cut 650 jobs -- about 4 percent of its global workforce -- as the investment bank seeks to lower costs after losing bets on risky subprime mortgages.

  • Pep Boys Loss Grows Amid Restructuring Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:46 AM ET

    The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack, an automotive parts and service chain, posted a wider third-quarter loss Tuesday and said it closed 31 stores, which will result in a work force reduction of about 3 percent, or about 550 employees.

  • J&J to Focus Beyond Traditional Lines of Business Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 1:16 PM ET
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    Health care products maker Johnson & Johnson, faced with lagging sales of some top products, said Thursday it would create three new units to boost prospects.

  • Citigroup Shakes Up Investment Banking Operations Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 4:01 PM ET

    Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank, on Tuesday overhauled the structure of its investment bank, combining equity and debt capital markets activities.

  • Turmoil at Citigroup Fuels Speculation of Breakup Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:15 PM ET

    While Citigroup  searches for a new CEO, there is growing speculation that the troubled financial services conglomerate may finally be broken up.

  • EADS Braces for More Cost Cuts After Loss Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 9:42 AM ET

    Airbus parent EADS acknowledged on Thursday its controversial restructuring plans were inadequate to cope with the dollar's "unbearable" slide, as delays in a major military project pushed it to a deeper quarterly loss.

  • Fidelity Investments Expected to Start Layoffs: WSJ Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 10:30 PM ET

    Mutual funds giant Fidelity Investments is expected to begin layoffs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing analysts and people close to the firm.

  • Alcatel to Cut 4,000 More Jobs, Sees Flat Sales Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 6:52 AM ET

    Alcatel-Lucent said it would cut another 4,000 jobs by 2009 and trimmed full-year revenue growth expectations yet again after seeing fresh signs of a slowdown particularly in North America.

  • Chiquita Shares Leap; Firm to Slash Managerial Jobs Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    Chiquita Brands International said Monday it will cut 160 management jobs worldwide, close facilities and leave businesses as part of a plan to save $60 million to $80 million a year beginning next year.

  • Pfizer's Shedlarz to Retire After Seesaw Career Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 7:14 PM ET

    Pfizer said on Thursday that David Shedlarz would retire as Vice Chairman by the end of the year, after three decades with the company that turned difficult in recent years.

  • Bank of America Quits Wholesale Mortgage Business Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 7:01 PM ET
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    Bank of America on Thursday said it will stop offering home mortgages through brokers by the end of the year, resulting in a loss of 700 jobs, so that it may focus on lending directly to consumers.

  • Bank of America Cuts 3,000 Jobs; I-Bank Chief Exits Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 8:41 AM ET
    Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Bank of America on Wednesday said it plans to eliminate 3,000 jobs, and that the head of corporate and investment banking will depart after a dismal quarter at that unit led to a 32 percent drop in overall profit.

  • Boston Scientific to Slash 2,300 Jobs Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 5:26 PM ET

    Boston Scientific said on Wednesday it would cut about 2,300 jobs as part of its effort to reduce operating expenses.

  • ClearBridge to Oppose Cablevision Privatization: WSJ Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 5:42 AM ET

    ClearBridge Advisors, the largest institutional shareholder in Cablevision Systems, plans to vote against the founding Dolan family's effort to take the cable television company private, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources.