MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Cargill will close its corn milling plant in Memphis, Tennessee early next year, citing its location outside of the corn belt and underutilization. The milling plant has about 440 workers, with 120 of those being contract employees. In July Cargill announced plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant due to a cattle shortage.» Read More
Aug 15- International Business Machine Corp said on Friday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has approved the sale of its low-end server business to Lenovo Group Ltd. In January, China's Lenovo Group has agreed to buy IBM's X86-based server business for $2.3 billion in what would be China's biggest technology deal.
Aug 15- The first new crude-by-rail project at a California refinery is likely to win approval next month after more than a year of scrutiny, the head of the Kern County planning division told Reuters, and it could help reopen the shuttered plant.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- Bonds of Puerto Rico's PREPA power authority hit their highest price in nearly two months on Friday, a day after the troubled utility reached a deal with creditors to extend credit lines and develop a plan to restructure its business. Amodeo does not hold PREPA bonds but does own Puerto Rico general obligation and tax revenue bonds.
Aug 15- Deere& Co, the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said it would indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at plants in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas as falling grain prices hurt demand for tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.
Aug 14- Puerto Rico's electric power authority PREPA struck a deal with bondholders on Thursday to develop a restructuring plan to revive the debt-stricken utility as it got an extension of vital lines of credit it uses to buy oil. :Puerto Rico's highway, water and electricity authorities hold about $20 billion in bonds.
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.
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.
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.
General Electric is reportedly in talks with Electrolux and Quirky to sell its household appliances unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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.
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.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug 13- Puerto Rico's electric power authority, PREPA, is likely to get an extension of vital lines of credit in an agreement that could see lenders appoint a restructuring expert at the debt-stricken utility, a financial industry executive familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.
DETROIT, Aug 13- General Motors Co will start construction this fall on a $174 million stamping plant in Lansing, Michigan, that will make components for the nearby Lansing Grand River assembly plant, the company said on Wednesday. The ATS and CTS are built at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant.
The move, known as acceleration, could push Argentina into a new restructuring on up to US $30 bn in debt and significantly complicate efforts to put its decade-long debt woes to rest.