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  • Buffett's Berkshire against proposal for dividend Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Berkshire Hathaway has urged shareholders to vote against a proposal that it consider a "meaningful" dividend.

  • FRANKFURT, March 12- German potash miner K+ S slashed its 2013 dividend and suspended its long-term payout goal to preserve cash for a new mine it is building in Canada despite a slump in prices of the fertiliser ingredient.

  • *No disruption from political tension in Ukraine. LONDON, March 12- Ukraine- focused iron ore miner Ferrexpo announced its second special dividend in as many years after it posted increased annual profit and said it is on track to boost production this year.

  • BOSTON, March 6- General Electric Co said on Thursday it will stop paying its senior executives dividends on stock awards that have not yet vested, after investors urged the company to end the long-held perk.

  • *Continental to pay higher 2013 dividend of 2.50 euros. FRANKFURT, March 6- German auto parts and tyre maker Continental is considering further acquisitions, weeks after announcing the purchase of U.S. rubber firm Veyance Technologies for 1.4 billion euros.

  • BONN, Germany, March 6- Deutsche Telekom AG dashed hopes for a recovery in dividend payments by 2015 after scrapping its outlook for free cash flow to spend more money to win customers in the United States.

  • *Canada's third-largest lender caps off strong bank earnings period. TORONTO, March 4- Bank of Nova Scotia capped off Canada's bank earnings period with a higher quarterly profit and a dividend increase on the back of strong domestic lending volumes and wealth management income, but its international retail operations posted softer results.

  • March 3- Fairholme Capital Management has sent letters to the boards of U.S. government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seeking corporate governance actions including a halt to borrowing to pay dividends to the government.

  • March 3- Fairholme Capital Management has sent letters to the boards of U.S. government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seeking corporate governance actions including a halt to borrowing to pay dividends to the government.

  • TORONTO, Feb 27- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 15 percent on the back of stronger wholesale banking and U.S. retail banking income, and the lender boosted its dividend by a robust 9 percent.

  • TORONTO, Feb 27- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 15 percent on the back of stronger wholesale banking and U.S. retail banking income, and the lender boosted its dividend by 9 percent.

  • Canada's largest bank said on Wednesday it had earned C $2.09 billion, or C $1.38 a share, in the first quarter ended Jan. 31, compared with C $2.05 billion, or C $1.34 a share, a year earlier. Excluding C $92 million in charges from the sale of Jamaican operations announced last month as well as restructuring charges in the Caribbean, earnings were C $1.47 a share.

  • Largest companies pay $1 trillion in dividends Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    The world's largest listed companies paid out more than $1 trillion in dividends for the first time, a new report shows.

  • TORONTO, Feb 20- Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc reported weaker-than-expected results on Thursday, hurt by slowing growth, but its stock jumped as it hiked its dividend and made plans to buy back up to C $440 million in shares.

  • Feb 20- Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons said it would buy back up to C $440 million in shares and raise its quarterly dividend, in the face of pressure from shareholders to return capital.

  • Feb 19- Canadian miner Sherritt International Corp reported a bigger fourth-quarter loss as it took an impairment charge related to the pending sale of its coal operations, and the company slashed its quarterly dividend.

  • Wal-Mart will beat: Trader     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    FMHR traders Jon Najarian and Stephen Weiss weigh out the good and the bad about Wal-Mart's business to see whether it's a buy or not.

  • BHP Billiton boosts profit, paves way for buyback Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 6:13 PM ET

    BHP Billiton reported a 31 percent rise in first-half profit on Tuesday and signaled it would consider a dividend hike in August.

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 18- BHP Billiton reported a 31 percent rise in first-half profit on Tuesday and signalled it would consider a dividend hike in August, as it cuts debt towards levels that may prompt a share buyback.

  • Dividend hunters toast earnings season surprises Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 17- Halfway through Europe's company earnings season, investors who made record bets in search of dividends have cause for celebration, though they should prepare for disappointment from some traditionally high-paying sectors.

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