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  • June 26- Intuit Inc, which makes software that helps with tax-preparation, has laid off 399 people, or about 5 percent of its workforce, technology news website TechCrunch reported. Patrick Barry, who leads customer communication software maker Demandforce, has also stepped back, though he remains with Intuit, TechCrunch reported, citing the company.

  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, June 26- Canada's Element Financial is close to buying a large chunk of General Electric Co's vehicle fleet-management business in a deal that could be sealed as early as the end of June, three sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. The sale would be part of a plan it unveiled in April to divest about $200 billion in GE Capital assets as it...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., June 26- Molycorp Inc failed to get approval from a U.S. Judge Christopher Sontchi agreed with the objection by an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management that Molycorp could not justify its need for the money, which would deepen the company's insolvency. Oaktree, which had loaned the company about $250 million in September, argued Molycorp was...

  • "We will concentrate our future investments in Brazil where we see a promising long-term growth opportunity, while remaining focused on reducing expenses and maintaining a lean cost structure," NII Holdings Chief Executive Steve Shindler said in a statement. Last week, NII Holdings, a telecom operator for the Nextel brand in Brazil, gained U.S. court approval of...

  • June 26- NISI Holdings Inc, a Latin American mobile service provider, said it has emerged from its Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. As part of the plan, about 100 million shares of the company's new common stock and $745 million in cash will be distributed to holders of senior notes, NII Holdings said on Friday. The stock and cash will be issued by the NII...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Puerto Rico's distressed power authority PREPA and its creditors have been discussing a deal for the utility to avoid a potential default next week as a $400 million payment deadline looms, a source familiar with the talks said. PREPA is trying to restructure some $9 billion in debt but faces push-back from creditors reluctant to take reduced...

  • June 25- Texas' largest power company, Energy Future Holdings Corp, has scrapped a bankruptcy exit plan centered on the sale of its multibillion dollar power line stake and instead will pursue a reorganization, the company said in an internal memo on Thursday. The Luminant power generating business and its TXU retail utility would be spun off to the senior...

  • WINDSOR, Ontario, June 25- The Bank of Canada, frustrated by unilateral U.S. moves which regulate Canadian banks with U.S. subsidiaries, called on Thursday for the possible adoption of a bilateral agreement to clarify responsibilities in winding up failed banks. Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri took aim at the U.S. financial reforms under the Dodd-Frank Act of...

  • Molycorp files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.— Rare earth metals company Molycorp has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The filings include Molycorp Inc. and its North American subsidiaries, as well as some non-operating subsidiaries outside North America. Operations outside North America, with the exception of non-operating companies in Luxembourg and Barbados,...

  • June 25- General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, said it would cut 675-725 jobs in its international business under a new restructuring plan aimed at cutting costs and boosting growth. While General Mills' U.S. sales for the third quarter ended Feb. 22 rose after five straight quarters of decline, international sales have...

  • June 25- General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, said it would cut 675-725 jobs in its international business under a new restructuring plan aimed at cutting costs and speeding up growth. The restructuring is expected to result in savings of $45 million- $50 million per year, the company said on Thursday. The restructuring is...

  • June 25- Oil and natural gas producer Magnum Hunter Resources Corp said it expected to raise $600- $700 million by selling its 45.53 percent stake in its natural gas gathering subsidiary, Eureka Hunter Holdings. Magnum Hunter had $13.7 million in cash and cash equivalents and total debt of $951 million as of March 31, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Magnum Hunter looking to divest stake in pipeline unit Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:40 AM ET

    June 25- Oil and natural gas producer Magnum Hunter Resources Corp said it expected to raise $600- $700 million by selling its 45.53 percent stake in its natural gas gathering subsidiary, Eureka Hunter Holdings. The potential deal would allow Magnum Hunter to restructure its balance sheet and improve its current liquidity position, the company said.

  • Hong Kong- based China Labor Bulletin has reported 1,379 workers' strikes in China in 2014, up from 656 the previous year, as China's economy slows down and workers have become more aware of their legal rights. Officials at Lever Style Limited, which manages Artigas, have refused to comment, while Uniqlo Co., Ltd. has issued a statement urging for a peaceful...

  • June 25- Molycorp Inc, the only U.S. supplier of rare earths, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday along with its North American subsidiaries to restructure $1.7 billion of debt in its U.S. and Canadian operations. Molycorp, whose shares have lost 86 percent of their value in the past year, said it had obtained agreement for up to $225 million in new...

  • June 25- Rare earths miner Molycorp Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday along with its North American subsidiaries to restructure $1.7 billion of debt in its U.S. and Canadian operations. Molycorp has also obtained agreement for up to $225 million in new debtor-in-possession financing, it said in a statement. The Birmingham, Alabama-...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- Zimmer Holdings Inc said it closed a $14 billion deal to buy rival orthopedic products maker Biomet Inc on Wednesday shortly after winning U.S. antitrust approval on condition that it divest certain assets. Zimmer said in a statement that with the acquisition it was changing its name to Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. The assets to be sold...

  • NEW YORK, June 24- When U.S. companies go bust, bankruptcy laws ensure workers are among the first to get paid. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia last month endorsed an agreement among stakeholders of Jevic Transportation Inc to toss the trucking company's bankruptcy case out of court before a formal Chapter 11 exit plan was approved.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- Zimmer Holdings Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy rival orthopedic products maker Biomet Inc on condition that it divest certain assets, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Zimmer had said when it announced the proposed transaction in April 2014 that the $13 billion deal would double the size of its spine and dental...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- Puerto Rico's distressed power authority, PREPA, will meet in New York on Thursday with its creditors, which have offered a new debt restructuring plan in response to a PREPA proposal earlier this month, three people familiar with the talks told Reuters. Restructuring talks are in crunch time, with PREPA facing a July 1 interest payment it has said...