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  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 3- A key bill that will boost Puerto Rico's cash flow was signed into law Friday, the governor's office said, allowing the commonwealth to raise $400 million in Tax& Revenue Anticipation Notes from three public insurance corporations. Government officials have said Puerto Rico needs about $1.2 billion in cash to operate during the...

  • MOSCOW, June 22- Russian oil producer Lukoil plans to use its cash flow for its most effective investment projects, dividends and paying off loans, Lukoil's vice president for finance said on Monday. Alexander Matytsyn also said the oil firm, Russia's second largest, had been handed a five-year loan worth 350 million euros from Italy's Unicredit bank in the...

  • Cash is a bad place to be: Pro Friday, 22 May 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Cash is a bad place to be: Pro

    Kristina Hooper, Allianz Global Investors, explains why cash is a bad place to be right now for investors. Equities are the place to be in an environment of financial repression, says Hooper.

  • May 6- Tesla Motors Inc should have "really good" cash flow in the fourth quarter, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday during a first-quarter earnings conference call with analysts. Tesla Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja said the company will be cash-flow positive in the fourth quarter this year. Tesla's cash reserves fell to $1.5 billion as of March...

  • May 6- Husky Energy Inc, Canada's No.3 integrated oil company, reported a 71 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by weak oil and gas prices. Cash flow from operations, an indicator of the company's ability to pay for new projects, declined more than 45 percent to C $838 million, or 85 Canadian cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, Husky Energy said on...

  • April 24- Book publisher Scholastic Corp said it would sell its educational technology and services business to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for $575 million in cash. The transaction is expected to add to Houghton Mifflin's net income and free cash flow in 2016 and save $10 million to $20 million annually, the company said. The deal is expected to...

  • April 22- Boeing Co on Wednesday reported a 38 percent rise in first-quarter net profit, driven largely by rising production of commercial aircraft, sending shares down more than 1 percent in premarket trading. Core earnings, which exclude pension and other costs, rose 12 percent to $1.97 per share from $1.76 a year earlier. But free cash flow, a closely watched...

  • Are UK businesses sitting on cash surpluses? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Are UK businesses sitting on cash surpluses?

    ICAEW has published a survey suggesting that UK businesses are sitting on cash surpluses and are less likely to invest until they feel more secure. Stephen Ibbotson, director of business at ICAEW, explains more.

  • Qualcomm also raised its quarterly dividend to 48 cents per share from 42 cents, effective March 25. The new buyback plan replaces the previous program, which had $2.1 billion authorization remaining, Qualcomm said. Qualcomm said on Monday it would continue to return at least 75 percent of its free cash flow to shareholders annually.

  • 7 companies that bled cash in 2014 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    7 companies that bled cash in 2014

    Here are 7 non-financial companies in the Russell 1000 index that have bled through $2 billion or more in free cash flow in 2014.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 26- Brazilian miner Vale SA posted full-year net income of $657 million on Thursday, well below analyst forecasts, hurt by weakness in iron ore prices and in Brazil's real currency versus the dollar. Despite record production of iron ore and nickel last year, the dramatic fall in profits and cash flow is increasing pressure on Vale to sell assets...


  • DETROIT, Feb 11- Tesla Motors Inc missed sales targets and racked up a fourth-quarter loss of $107.6 million as the luxury electric car maker struggled with production and delivery issues on several fronts. Tesla on Wednesday reported a loss of 86 cents per share, compared with a year-ago loss of $16.3 million, or 13 cents per share. Free cash flow in the quarter was...

  • Staples beats as demand recovers for paper, ink Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:19 AM ET
    A Staples shopping cart inside a store in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

    Staples reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales and profit as demand recovered for core office supplies such as paper and ink products.

  • Stay skeptical and conservative on China: Pro Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 11:05 PM ET
    Stay skeptical and conservative on China: Pro

    Sam Le Cornu, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie comments on China markets and property plays.

  • 'Suprised at Japan Display's debut': Sunrise Brokers Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:32 PM ET
    Japan Display can stay in the game

    Ben Collett, Head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains the factors behind the weak market debut of Japan Display.

  • Oracle losing market share to the cloud: Pro Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:52 PM ET
    Oracle will take more time: Pro

    David Garrity, Principal at GVA Research comments on Oracle's outlook and why he prefers Microsoft instead.

  • UBS' top stock picks in Australia Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 11:46 PM ET
    Wood on Alacer Gold and Domino's

    Stephen Wood, Portfolio Manager, Australian Small Companies Fund at UBS, explains why he's positive on gold miners and Domino's.

  • Can Softbank shake things up for US telecoms? Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 10:52 PM ET
    Tim Farrar: Son didn't get what he paid for

    Tim Farrar, Analyst at TMF Associates, explains why he thinks Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son may face obstacles in his plan to shake things up for the telecommunications industry in the U.S.

  • Time to overweight technology stocks? Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 10:23 PM ET
    Overwieght on technology: Pro

    Mark Konyn, CEO of Cathay Conning Asset Management, says the technology sector may receive a leg up from China's reforms and advancements in emerging markets which could lead to increased capex spending.