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- Consumer electronics and entertainment giant Sony Corp reported Thursday a record net loss for the fiscal year ended March but pinned hopes on a restructuring strategy to return to profit this year.
- Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) reported a 30 percent drop in income for its fiscal year ended March 31, but the company is nevertheless making headway down the road to recovery from last year's earthquake in Japan and floods in Thailand as income for January-March 2012 increased by a factor of five.
- Japanese technology conglomerate Toshiba Corp said Tuesday that its net profit for the three months ending March 31 declined 63 percent from a year earlier on a strong yen and weak global sales of digital products.
- Mazda announced Friday that several dozens of its US employees had agreed to the voluntary buyouts as a part of the automaker's effort to make profits.
- In accordance with global May Day celebrations, the Southeast Asian nation of Malaysia has introduced a minimum wage for the first time, following a decade of pressure by labor unions.
- The companies whose shares are moving in pre-market trade Friday are: DigitalGlobe Inc, Linkedin Corporation, Veolia Environnement, Deutsche Bank, The Dow Chemical Company, Northstar Realty Finance Corp and Seadrill Ltd American International Group Inc.
- Critics complain that the minimum wage will hurt small business owners and the country?s competitiveness.
- If you?ve heard of these little known islands, pat yourself on the back and make sure to frame that passport before it rips to shreds.
- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), the second-largest U.S. carmaker, said Friday profit fell 20.5 percent, missing analysts' predictions, on lower European sales, plunging South American profit and a drop in Ford Credit profit.
- Argentina added to its gold reserves for the first time in nearly six years in September 2011 as the price hit record highs, mirroring the trend among emerging central banks to diversify further from paper currencies such as the U.S. dollar.
- Swiss food group Nestle SA may sell 10 to 15 percent of the $11.9 billion baby food business it is buying from Pfizer Inc to address antitrust concerns, Bloomberg News reported Monday.
- U.S. automobile sales last quarter beat predictions for the first time since 2008 as demand for small and fuel-efficient cars, strong fleet sales and pent-up demand drove sales up to 14.5 million cars on a seasonally adjusted annual selling basis, according to J.D. Power and Associates and LMC Automotive.