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  • 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.

  • DuPont profit inches up 4 pct, raises dividend Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    July 22- Chemicals maker DuPont's quarterly profit inched up 4 percent and raised its quarterly dividend for the third time in the last 27 months. Net income attributable to DuPont rose to $1.07 billion, or $1.15 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $1.03 billion, or $1.11 per share, a year earlier.

  • July 10- Bank of America Corp has asked regulators to approve a higher quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share after it withdrew a previously planned increase in April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • July 10- Bank of America Corp has asked regulators to approve a higher quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share after it withdrew a previously planned increase in April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • 'Note of caution' over dividend payouts: Pro     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Ryan Bransfield, analysts at Markit, and Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discuss the headwinds facing certain sectors in relation to dividend payouts.

  • BNP PARIBAS CFO MACHENIL SAYS WITHOUT SETTLEMENT, DIVIDEND PAYOUT RATIO WOULD INDICATE A 2 EURO PER SHARE.

  • BNP PARIBAS SA SAYS CET 1 ESTIMATE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT SOLID UNDERLYING SECOND QUARTER NET RESULTS AND INTENTION OF THE BANK TO ADAPT ITS DIVIDEND FOR 2014 TO 1.50 EUROS PER SHARE.