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  • RAI CEO: Very excited about growth prospects Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    RAI CEO: Very excited about growth prospects

    Reynolds American shares hit an all-time high today on news of a 2 for 1 stock split and increased quarterly dividendSDiscussing the tobacco company's earnings, with Susan Cameron, Reynolds American president and CEO.

  • OSLO, July 28- Norway's Statoil posted higher than expected second-quarter profit, helped by its refining and North Sea oil businesses, and said it would keep its quarterly dividend at the same level for the rest of the year, despite weak oil prices. "Statoil's results prove once again just how resilient its business model actually is. As part of converting its...

  • *Norway production, refineries boost result. OSLO, July 28- Norway's Statoil reassured investors on Tuesday by maintaining its dividend for the second and third quarters after posting better-than-expect results, despite taking a hit from the slump in oil prices. CEO Eldar Saetre reiterated that the oil price needs to be at $100, $80 and $60 a barrel in 2016, 2017...

  • LONDON, July 24- Global mining company Anglo American said it would maintain its interim dividend on Friday as it posted a steep fall in first-half profit hurt by a rout in metal prices. In line with a warning issued earlier this month, London- listed Anglo also took a non-cash impairment charge of $3.5 billion after tax. It is the second multi-billion charge...

  • BRIEF-Apple reports Q3 earnings per share $1.85 Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 4:35 PM ET

    *Q3 earnings per share view $1.81, revenue view $49.43 billion-- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. *Q3 revenue $49.61 billion versus $37.43 billion last year. *Sees Q4 revenue between $49 billion and $51 billion.

  • July 21- Chesapeake Energy Corp, the second-largest U.S. natural gas producer, said on Tuesday it will suspend dividend payments starting in the current quarter to save up to $240 million a year. ConocoPhillips last week raised its quarterly payout by a smaller-than-normal 1 cent, citing low oil prices. Shares of Chesapeake were down 4.7 percent at $9.79 on...

  • Chesapeake Energy eliminates annual dividend Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— With natural gas and crude in an extended decline and few signs of a rebound, Chesapeake Energy axed its annual dividend and will redirect the money into its 2016 capital spending program. "The company's liquidity position remains extremely strong with more than $2 billion of unrestricted cash on our balance sheet and an undrawn $4 billion...

  • UPDATE 1-Chesapeake Energy suspends dividend payments Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 8:26 AM ET

    July 21- Chesapeake Energy Corp, the second-largest U.S. natural gas producer, said it would suspend dividend payments starting in the current quarter to save up to $240 million a year. Chevron Corp said in May it would not raise its dividend in the second quarter and that it would see "where things shake out long term" before raising its payout.

  • Chesapeake Energy to suspend dividend payments Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    July 21- Chesapeake Energy Corp said on Tuesday it would suspend dividend payments, starting in the current quarter, to save up to $240 million a year.

  • UPDATE 2-Exor sweetens PartnerRe offer again Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    MILAN, July 20- Italian holding company Exor has again sweetened its offer for U.S.-listed reinsurer PartnerRe to include a special dividend of $3 per share for common shareholders if it is chosen over rival suitor Axis Capital Holdings. The dividend, which would be paid by PartnerRe before closing of the deal with Exor, lifts the overall value of Exor's bid to...

  • UPDATE 1-Exor sweetens PartnerRe offer again Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 11:21 AM ET

    MILAN, July 20- Italian holding company Exor has again sweetened its offer for U.S.-listed reinsurer PartnerRe to include a special dividend of $3 per share for common shareholders if it is chosen over rival suitor Axis Capital Holdings. The dividend, which would be paid by PartnerRe before closing of the deal with Exor, lifts the overall value of Exor's bid to...

  • Mattel posts profit but Barbie sales struggle Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    Mattel posts profit but Barbie sales struggle

    Stephanie Wissink, Piper Jaffray, weighs in on Mattel's earnings beat and its competition with Hasbro. Also Wissink provides insight to the toy industry.

  • July 16- Specialty insurer and reinsurer Axis Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd agreed to sweeten the terms of their merger agreement to fend off a rival bid from Italy's Exor SpA. The companies agreed on Thursday to raise the special dividend component to $17.50 per share from $11.50, and match Exor's exchange offer for PartnerRe's preferred...

  • July 16- Reinsurer Axis Capital Holdings Ltd sweetened its offer for rival PartnerRe Ltd as it looks to fend off a competing bid from Italy's Exor SpA. The companies said on Thursday that Axis would raise the special dividend component of the offer to $17.50 per share from $11.50 and match Exor's exchange offer for PartnerRe's preferred shareholders.

  • Axis Capital raises special dividend in PartnerRe offer Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 8:23 AM ET

    July 16- Reinsurer Axis Capital Holdings Ltd said it was raising the special dividend component of its offer for PartnerRe Ltd as it looks to fend off a rival offer from Exor SpA. Reuters reported last week that Axis Capital Holdings and PartnerRe were considering tweaking their $6.2 billion merger agreement. Exor SPA could not be immediately reached for...

  • July 15- Kinder Morgan Inc said it would buy the 49 percent stake that it does not already own in natural gas joint venture Elba Liquefaction Co from Royal Dutch Shell Plc, and it raised its dividend. Kinder Morgan said it expects to invest $630 million in Elba terminals, bringing its total investment in the project near Savannah, Georgia to $2.1 billion.

  • How China stocks impact economic growth Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    How China stocks impact economic growth

    Julian Evans-Pritchard, China Economist at Capital Economics, explains the relationship between a falling stock market and economic growth.

  • Pisani: 'Shark' Kevin O'Leary dives into ETF biz Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Kevin O'Leary

    How big are ETFs these days? Even Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank" is getting into the game.

  • LONDON, July 9- British infrastructure group Balfour Beatty issued a fresh profit warning on Thursday, likely tipping the group into another loss for 2015.. Balfour, which has previously warned that it faces major challenges from domestic contracts, said it had discovered problems that would result in an additional shortfall to 2015 pre-tax profit of up to 150...

  • TORONTO, June 29- A CIBC Wood Gundy investment adviser is pushing Extendicare Inc, a Canadian operator of senior care centers, to pay a special dividend of at least C $100 million and make other changes following the sale of its U.S. business. Markham, Ontario- based Extendicare has been narrowing its geographic focus to long-term senior care centers in Canada.