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  • 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.

  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at four factories Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    The plants are in Moline and East Moline, Illinois; Ankeny, Iowa; and Coffeyville, Kansas, Deere said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:35 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers Cisco 4 Q profit drops 1 percent US indexes move higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops Burger King nixes lower-calorie' Satisfries' Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut US retail sales flat in July Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles

  • Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    The San Jose, California- based company on Wednesday reported a 1 percent decline in profit, to $2.25 billion, as revenue dipped to $12.36 billion from $12.42 billion. Its adjusted earnings for the three months ended July 26, its fiscal fourth quarter, came to 55 cents per share, which was two cents more than analysts expected, according to Zacks Investment Research.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:32 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers as part of restructuring Cisco 4 Q profit falls 1 percent but results beat Wall Street's estimates US indexes move higher as Amazon gains, Macy's drops.

  • IPhone privacy changes lead to layoffs at startup Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    A retail tracking start-up has laid off 20 employees, in part because of forthcoming iPhone privacy changes. Re/code reports.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 2- Unilever would need to cut more jobs in Europe if real income levels among consumers fall, weighing on demand for brand-name items, Chief Executive Paul Polman was quoted as saying in an interview on Saturday.

  • Unilever plans job cuts in Europe - magazine Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Aug 2- Unilever will cut more jobs in Europe as real income levels among consumers fall, weighing on demand for brand-name items, Chief Executive Paul Polman was quoted as saying in an interview on Saturday.

  • July 31- Canada's Bombardier Inc plans to cut more jobs and halt new hiring to help save costs, it said on Thursday, and added that commercial talks for a Russian assembly plant are ongoing despite sanctions. The European Union, U.S. and Canada have ratchet up sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

  • US job cuts soar in July, thanks to Microsoft, HP Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    U.S. employers planned to cut nearly 50,000 positions in July, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported Thursday, 50 percent higher than in June.

  • Apple to lay off about 200 people at Beats: Report Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:29 AM ET
    Beats headphones

    Apple plans to lay off about 200 people at Beats Electronics, according to Bloomberg, citing a person with knowledge of the restructuring.