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  • Argentina seeks charges in US firm's plant closing Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— The government of Argentina will seek criminal charges against representatives of a U.S.-based global printing company that abruptly shuttered its plant in the South American country, the president said Thursday.

  • Electrolux in talks to buy GE's appliance business Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    General Electric Co. (GE) clothes washers and dryers.

    The Swedish group sells under the names Frigidaire AEG and Zanussi, and is a smaller rival to Whirlpool.

  • Argentina debt talks collapsed over price, guarantees Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    International banks had appeared to be nearing agreement to buy Argentina paper from holdout creditors who have refused to accept a debt restructuring deal with the sovereign.

  • Aug 14- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc said on Thursday its plan to slash 6,000 jobs will result in restructuring charges of $700 million in cash in the year ending July 2015. Shares in Cisco, still the world's largest networking equipment maker, were down 2.7 percent at $24.52 on the Nasdaq.

  • LONDON/ FARGO, North Dakota, Aug 14- Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday announced the sale of two onshore U.S. shale gas assets in exchange for $2.1 billion and acreage in different gas-rich areas as the energy company restructures its North America business and reins in costs.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- General Electric Co is in talks with Sweden's Electrolux AB and other parties to sell its household appliances unit, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Bloomberg News earlier reported that GE's appliances unit had drawn interest from Electrolux and consumer development startup Quirky.

  • US stocks open higher following earnings news Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    Keurig Green Mountain perked up 1.6 percent after the coffee company said it was raising prices by up to 9 percent in early November due to higher costs. Cisco slipped 2 percent after it said late Wednesday that it will lay off up to 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Royal Dutch Shell Plc announced on Thursday the sale of onshore U.S. shale gas assets as the energy company restructures its North America production and reins in costs.

  • Aug 14- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it had agreed to sell its natural gas-producing properties in Wyoming's Pinedale field and Louisiana's Haynesville field for about $2.1 billion in cash.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 13- German industrial group Siemens is renewing efforts to divest its hearing aids business in a deal that could be worth about 2 billion euros, sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Aug 14- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc said it would take restructuring charges of $700 million in cash in the year ending July 2015 related to its plan to cut 6,000 jobs. Cisco shares were down 1.5 percent at $24.82 in premarket trading on the Nasdaq.

  • Cisco to take $700 mln in restructuring charges in 2015 Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:41 AM ET

    Aug 14- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc said it would take restructuring charges of $700 million in cash in the year ending July 2015 related to its plan to cut 6,000 jobs. Cisco said $250- $350 million of the charges would be recognized in the first quarter.

  • AP Top Financial News At 3:23 a.m. EDT Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India Germany's economy losing momentum French economy stagnates in 2nd quarter Australian stocks lead Asia on healthy earnings Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut S. Korea cuts key rate for 1st time in 15 months US retail sales flat in July Lenovo profit up 23 percent on mobile growth Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

  • Electrolux, Quirky in talks to buy GE unit: Report Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:14 AM ET

    General Electric is reportedly in talks with Electrolux and Quirky to sell its household appliances unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:24 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut S. Korea cuts key rate for 1st time in 15 months US retail sales flat in July Lenovo profit up 23 percent on mobile growth Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Teen lives undetected at Texas Wal-Mart for 2 days Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly

  • AP Top Financial News At 7:39 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut US retail sales flat in July Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Teen lives undetected at Texas Wal-Mart for 2 days Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Burger King nixes lower-calorie' Satisfries' Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles

  • Aug 13- A federal judge on Wednesday once again delayed the start of the key phase of Detroit's historic bankruptcy case, pushing it to Aug. 29 from Aug. 21.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:25 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    Apple bans potentially hazardous benzene, n-hexane during final assembly of iPhones, iPads Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers as part of restructuring; 4 Q profit dips Macy's trims sales outlook as it reports 4 pct increase in 2 Q profit US retail sales basically flat in July; recent job growth fails to boost consumer spending Amazon to offer credit-card reader and mobile app for small businesses People with autism find purpose, income and joy by starting their own small businesses Police: 14- year-old boy lives undetected for 2 days at 24- hour Wal-Mart in Texas EPA to decide whether to boost the use of popular weed killer 2,4- D Burger King nixes lower-calorie' Satisfries' Jaguar Land Rover recalls nearly 41,000 LR2s, Range Rover Evoques because of air bag problem

  • UPDATE 1-Start of Detroit bankruptcy trial delayed a week Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Wednesday pushed the start of the trial on Detroit's exit from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history to Aug. 29 from Aug. 21, with opening statements scheduled for the following Tuesday, Sept. 2.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:03 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers as part of restructuring; 4 Q profit dips Burger King nixes lower-calorie' Satisfries' Macy's trims sales outlook as it reports 4 pct increase in 2 Q profit US retail sales basically flat in July; recent job growth fails to boost consumer spending Amazon to offer credit-card reader and mobile app for small businesses People with autism find purpose, income and joy by starting their own small businesses EPA to decide whether to boost the use of popular weed killer 2,4- D Jaguar Land Rover recalls nearly 41,000 LR2s, Range Rover Evoques because of air bag problem Deere 3rd- quarter profit slips with equipment sales weakening at home and abroad US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.4 pct. in June; sales slowed from previous rapid gains