Mar 9, 2016

Canon offers ¥700 billion for Toshiba medical unit: report

Canon Inc. is the leading contender to win the bidding for Toshiba Corp.’s medical unit with an offer exceeding ¥700 billion ($6.2 billion), sources said Wednesday. The offer puts it ahead of rival bids from Fujifilm Holdings Corp. and a grouping of Konica Minolta ...

Oct 1, 2015

Toshiba president hints at layoffs in struggling businesses

Struggling Toshiba Corp. may cut jobs as part of its restructuring of loss-making businesses such as semiconductors and home appliances, President Masashi Muromachi indicated Thursday, as the electronics-maker continues to reel from an accounting scandal. “When it comes to employment, we need to talk ...

Jan 9, 2015

U.S. jobless claims dip; 2014 layoffs lowest in 17 years

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week and job cuts declined sharply in December, suggesting the labor market is tightening. Thursday’s reports support views of faster growth this year, driven by consumer spending, despite a faltering global economy. ...