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  • Canada's largest bank reported net income of C $2.38 billion, or C $1.59 a share, for the third quarter ended July 31, compared with C $2.29 billion, or C $1.51 a share, a year earlier.

  • RBC reports raises dividend as profit edges higher Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    TORONTO, Aug 22- Royal Bank of Canada reported a 4 percent increase in quarterly earnings on Friday, driven by strong results from its wealth management and capital markets divisions. Canada's largest bank reported net income of C $2.38 billion, or C $1.59 a share, for the third quarter ended July 31, compared with C $2.29 billion, or C $1.51 a share, a year earlier.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Europe's corporate earnings recovery has increased dividend payouts by the most in five years, data showed on Monday, and low interest rates and a further rise in profits should keep payouts flowing.

  • Are dividend rises anti-growth?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Ben Lofthouse, co-manager of the Henderson Global Equity Income Fund, and Bhanu Baweja, global head of emerging market currency research at UBS, discuss whether a rise in dividend payouts is a sign that companies have run out of idea of where to invest.

  • Washington focusing on MLPs     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    Discussing Kinder Morgan's consolidation deal and the advantage of master limited partnerships, with Matthew Sallee, Tortoise Capital Advisors.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- Investors once again are snapping up high-dividend-paying U.S. stocks as Treasury yields fall, which should keep utilities and telecom stocks near the top of the buying list for the near future.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with high dividend-paying utility stocks leading gains and benchmark Treasury yields at a 14- month low, even as U.S. air strikes in Iraq added to a string of geopolitical uncertainties.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with high dividend-paying utility stocks leading gains and benchmark Treasury yields at a 14- month low, as the United States bombed Islamic State positions in Iraq. Stock index futures had slumped overnight after President Barack Obama authorized relief supplies and air strikes on Iraq.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- Government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Thursday they will pay U.S. taxpayers a combined $5.6 billion in dividends after another profitable quarter.

  • TORONTO, Aug 7- Manulife Financial Corp unexpectedly hiked its dividend for the first time since the financial crisis on Thursday, as it reported quarterly profits that jumped on stronger financial markets but was just shy of analysts' expectations.

  • TORONTO, Aug 7- Manulife Financial Corp said on Thursday its second-quarter profit more than tripled due to a stronger performance by investments and other market-related factors, and Canada's biggest life insurer raised its dividend for the first time since 2009..

  • TORONTO, Aug 7- Manulife Financial Corp said on Thursday its second-quarter profit more than tripled due to a stronger performance by investments and other market-related factors, and Canada's biggest life insurer raised its dividend for the first time since 2009..

  • UPDATE 1-BofA raises dividend for first time in 7 years Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    Aug 6- Bank of America Corp said it would increase its quarterly dividend to 5 cents per shares from 1 cent per share, its first dividend hike in seven years. The Federal Reserve approved Bank of America's updated capital plan, which included an increase in common stock dividend but no share repurchases, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • BofA raises dividend to 5 cents per share Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    Aug 6- Bank of America Corp said it would increase its quarterly dividend to 5 cents per shares from 1 cent per share, its first dividend increase in seven years.

  • ZURICH, July 31- Family-owned Swiss private bank Rothschild Bank AG won't pay its owners, the descendants of the bank's famous founding family, a dividend this year, after it swung to a loss following a decision to cooperate with a U.S. tax evasion crackdown.

  • July 29- Chesapeake Energy Corp said it would spend $1.26 billion to buy back all of the outstanding preferred shares issued by its CHK Utica unit to simplify its balance sheet and eliminate about $75 million in annual dividend payments.

  • July 25- John Malone's Liberty Media Corp started the process of spinning off its cable assets through a stock dividend to its shareholders to form a new listed company called Liberty Broadband. Liberty Media shares were up 2 percent in premarket trading. Berkshire Hathaway Inc and Comcast Corp are among Liberty Media's top shareholders.

  • July 25- John Malone's Liberty Media Corp started the process of spinning off its cable assets through a stock dividend to its shareholders to form a new listed company called Liberty Broadband.

  • An American Airlines plane (left) and a USAirways jetliner at Dallas-Fort Worth.

    *Adj Q2 profit of $1.98 a share compares with $1.95 estimate. American, the largest airline by traffic, which was formed from the late 2013 merger of US Airways and AMR Corp, declared a dividend of 10 cents a share for shareholders of record Aug. 4.

  • July 24- American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it will pay its first dividend since 1980 and buy back stock as it reported higher second-quarter earnings. American, the largest airline by traffic, formed from the late-2013 merger of US Airways and AMR Corp, declared a dividend of 10 cents a share for shareholders of record Aug. 4.