JAKARTA, Oct 31- Indonesia's mining-to-telecoms conglomerate Bakrie Group will negotiate with creditors to restructure part of its $8 billion in debt rather than sell major assets, people familiar with its strategy say. Some creditors sued one Bakrie company in New York while a Jakarta supplier has asked an Indonesian court to supervise a debt...» Read More
Lehman Brothers Holdings said Thursday it will fire another 850 workers, or about 3 percent of its work force, as it scales back its mortgage lending efforts globally.
Medical device maker Medtronic, feeling the pinch of a slowdown in one of its key markets, will eliminate about 900 jobs through early retirement packages, voluntary and involuntary separations, the company said in a filing.
Ace Hardware discovered an approximately $154 million shortfall on its books while preparing to convert from retailer-owned cooperative to for-profit corporation and likely will have to restate its financial results for the last five years, President and CEO Ray Griffith said Wednesday.
General Mills said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that it would close two plants that make frozen waffles and dough, cutting about 580 jobs.
The state of Ohio has filed an anti-trust lawsuit accusing Marsh & McLennan, AIG and three other insurers and their subsidiaries of price fixing and other anti-competitive behavior, Attorney General Marc Dann said on Monday.
Shares of Home Depot rose as much as 2 percent Monday after sources said the home improvement retailer agreed to cut the price in the sale of its supply unit by $1.8 billion to $8.5 billion.
Altria Group is widely expected to announce plans for the spinoff of its Philip Morris International unit this week, but some analysts see limited gains for a stock that already looks more expensive than its peers.
Crocs said Monday it will launch a line of clothing using a form of the resin material it uses in its brightly colored clogs, sending the shoe company's shares up 3 percent.
Home Depot agreed to cut the price in its supply division sale to buyout firms by $1.8 billion, sources said on Sunday, as a housing market drop and a credit crunch forced all sides to renegotiate.
Shares of Home Depot were up 1.3 percent Friday as investors waited for word about whether a sale was on or off for the home improvement retailer's contractor business.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts said Friday that it is realigning its franchise and company store operations, a move that should help the company improve sales at existing locations and cut costs.
BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, said it would seek to grow aggressively in India where volume growth is outstripping China, its other boom market.
Shares of Thornburg Mortgage, Accredited Home Lenders Holding and other mortgage stocks were trading higher before the opening bell Thursday after Bank of America made a $2 billion investment in Countrywide Financial.
Social networking Website Facebook is working on an advertising system to allow marketers to target users with ads based on the information people reveal about themselves on the site, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition early on Thursday.
Ford Motor will not make an announcement about the sale of its Jaguar and Land Rover units until late this year or perhaps early in 2008, the head of the company's European operations said Wednesday night.
Former AOL executive Stephen M. Swad has become the new chief financial officer at mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae, the company said Wednesday. Swad's succession as finance chief, replacing Robert Blakely, had been planned for some time. Blakely stepped down as its chief financial officer last Friday but remains an executive vice president.
Accredited Home Lenders Holding said on Wednesday it had stopped taking mortgage applications and would eliminate 1,600 jobs, or 62 percent of its work force, to cope with turmoil in subprime lending.
Archer Daniels Midland said Wednesday it is reorganizing under a single operations group, a move that will lead to some managerial positions being eliminated at the largest U.S. food processor and ethanol maker.
First Magnus Financial, one of the largest independent U.S. mortgage lenders, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, the latest home loan provider to collapse as the housing market slumps and credit crisis widens.
Amgen shares plunged to a 52-week low on Thursday in the wake of the biotechnology firm’s announcement that it will lay off more than 2,000 and as many as 2,600 employees--or 12 percent to 14 percent of its labor force.