BEIJING, March 2- China's slowing economy will be at the forefront as parliament convenes for its annual meeting this week, with a weekend interest rate cut a reminder of the challenge of balancing painful restructuring with combating the onset of deflation. Senior leaders at the National People's Congress, which opens on Thursday, will send an unambiguous...» Read More
H&R Block the largest U.S. tax preparer, said on Wednesday bank lines at its Option One Mortgage Corp lending unit were terminated or reduced, as the subprime mortgage company reduces it lending volume.
Merrill Lynch said on Wednesday that David Sobotka replaced Osman Semerci as global head of fixed income, currencies & commodities.
Bear Stearns said on Wednesday it was cutting 310 jobs in its mortgage origination businesses as part of a reorganization of its mortgage operations.
US Airways Group said on Wednesday it will cut flights from its unprofitable Pittsburgh hub, a move that will cut about 450 airlines jobs in the city.
General Electric said that, for the first time, it would earn more this year from its operations outside the United States than from in the U.S., mainly because of strong revenue growth in emerging markets.
The board of directors of Alcatel-Lucent has given chief executive Patricia Russo one month to produce an emergency restructuring plan, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
Investor Guy Wyser-Pratte has bought a 1% stake in TUI and along with other critics wants to oust Michael Frenzel, the chief executive of the German shipping and tourism group, a paper reported.
Four medical device implant makers will pay about $311 million and agree to federal monitoring and other reforms to settle a government probe into improper consulting contracts with surgeons, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
FL Group, an Icelandic private equity firm that owns 8.25 percent of AMR, said in a letter to the board that changes at the company were long overdue, given the 50 percent drop in the share price since January.
Google is planning to expand its staff by a third, with most of the new hirings in Europe, the Financial Times reported on its Website.
Freddie Mac, the No. 2 U.S. mortgage financing company, does not expect the economy to fall into recession from the housing market downturn and even sees opportunities in the shake-up, its treasurer said on Wednesday.
FedEx shareholders may vote Monday to separate the role of chairman and chief executive officer at the company's annual meeting.
Dell said on Monday it would sell its latest range of personal computers through China's largest electronics retailer, Gome Group.
HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, said it would close its U.S. subprime mortgage unit, cutting 750 jobs and taking an $880 million writedown, because the business is no longer sustainable.
The United Auto Workers and General Motors resumed negotiations for a new labor contract on Wednesday, five days past the expiry of the previous pact.
Subprime mortgage lender Accredited Home Lenders agreed on Tuesday to be bought at a lower price by Lone Star and to drop a lawsuit against the private equity firm.
Fallout from credit problems in the mortgage market continued to batter various companies across the globe this week.
A division of Dole Food issued an international recall of bagged salad Monday after a sample taken from a store in Canada tested positive for E. coli, the company said. There have been no reports of illness, company officials said.
More than a dozen parties have expressed interest in Wendy's International sale process, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the the situation.
AOL, a unit of Time Warner, said Monday that it had expanded its deal with Hewlett-Packard Co beyond the United States and was realigning its advertising business.