Dividends

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, People walk past one of the headquarters buildings showing the logo of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in London. The Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday Aug. 3, 2018, announced a fall in second-quarter profit after being hit by a big charge from U.S. authorities, but the bank says it will pay its first dividend to shareholders in a decade. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)
August 03, 2018 - 4:52 am
LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland announced a steep fall in second-quarter profit Friday after being hit by a big charge from U.S. authorities over past misdeeds. But the bank said it is putting its troubled past behind it and will pay its first dividend to shareholders in a decade. RBS,...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo, a pedestrian passes the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 29. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 29, 2018 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday, and banks are rallying after the Federal Reserve approved their plans to pay bigger dividends and buy back billions of dollars in stock. Nike is surging after it reported strong results in its latest quarter including improved sales in North America...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo, a pedestrian passes the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 29. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 29, 2018 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday as banks rally after the Federal Reserve approved their plans to raise dividends and buy back more stock. Wells Fargo is leaping after it said it will repurchase $24.5 billion in stock. Nike is climbing after it reported strong results in its latest...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2014, file photo, people walk in to a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreens gave investors a better-than-expected third quarter, raised its dividend and detailed a big share buyback Thursday, June 28, 2018. But shares of the nation’s largest drugstore chain and its competitors tanked after Amazon.com took another step into their territory by announcing the purchase of PillPack, a relatively new online pharmacy that offers pre-sorted prescription dose packaging and home delivery. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 28, 2018 - 4:35 pm
Walgreens gave investors a better-than-expected third quarter, raised its dividend and detailed a big share buyback Thursday. None of this seemed to matter once markets opened. Shares of the nation's largest drugstore chain and its competitors tanked after Amazon.com took another step into their...
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Specialist Mark Fitzgerald works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. U.S. stock markets are opening sharply lower Tuesday as tensions over trade between the U.S. and China seem closer to a boil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 19, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the sixth day...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, stock screens are shown at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 25. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices are falling sharply again Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Airlines are climbing as investors anticipate lower fuel costs. Overall, major market indexes are mostly lower. Another decline in bond yields is hurting banks...
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May 17, 2018 - 8:54 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Most of CBS Corp.'s board on Thursday approved a special dividend that could enable the company to break free from its controlling shareholder, but the power struggle's outcome still hinges on an ongoing legal battle. National Amusement Inc., currently CBS's majority shareholder...
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May 16, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has ordered a pause in a dispute between CBS and its majority shareholder that could decide control of the company. The judge on Wednesday granted CBS a temporary restraining order prohibiting National Amusements from taking any action to thwart a scheduled...
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May 16, 2018 - 3:01 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — CBS and its majority shareholder are duking it out in a Delaware court. CBS has sued its majority shareholder, National Amusements, ahead of a scheduled Thursday board vote on a dividend that would dilute National Amusement's voting power from 80 percent to 17 percent,...
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FILE- In this April 19, 2017, file photo, specialist Anthony Rinaldi is reflected in a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 15, 2018 - 4:45 pm
Losses in technology and health care companies helped pull U.S. stocks lower Tuesday, snapping an eight-day winning streak by the Dow Jones industrial average. The broad sell-off followed a slide in bond prices, which sent the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest level in almost seven years. That...
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