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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:22 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control World stocks higher on hopes Fed won't speed up rate hikes timetable, China stimulus reports Trian wans DuPont to separate its business into 2 cos. to help increase shareholder value Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business INSIDE WASHINGTON: Plan to cut food stamps thwarted by states, only 4 states to see reductions US consumer prices expected to show moderation in August, helped by falling gas costs US current account deficit likely increased slightly in April-June quarter Shares in company owned and run by Russian billionaire put under house arrest collapse Hong Kong tycoon pays $20 M for 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel in marque's biggest ever order Margaritaville owners file for bankruptcy before landlord could grab closed Mississippi casino

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:16 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control World stocks higher on hopes Fed won't speed up rate hikes timetable, China stimulus reports Trian wans DuPont to separate its business into 2 cos. to help increase shareholder value Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business INSIDE WASHINGTON: Plan to cut food stamps thwarted by states, only 4 states to see reductions US consumer prices expected to show moderation in August, helped by falling gas costs US current account deficit likely increased slightly in April-June quarter Shares in company owned and run by Russian billionaire put under house arrest collapse Hong Kong tycoon pays $20 M for 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel in marque's biggest ever order Margaritaville owners file for bankruptcy before landlord could grab closed Mississippi casino

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:55 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control US consumer prices expected to show moderation in August, helped by falling gas costs US current account deficit likely increased slightly in April-June quarter Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business Trian wans DuPont to separate its business into 2 cos. to help increase shareholder value Shares in company owned and run by Russian billionaire put under house arrest collapse Hong Kong tycoon pays $20 M for 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel in marque's biggest ever order World stocks higher on hopes Fed won't speed up rate hikes timetable, China stimulus reports Margaritaville owners file for bankruptcy before landlord could grab closed Mississippi casino UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees for holiday season

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:52 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control US consumer prices expected to show moderation in August, helped by falling gas costs Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business Trian wans DuPont to separate its business into 2 cos. to help increase shareholder value Shares in company owned and run by Russian billionaire put under house arrest collapse Hong Kong tycoon pays $20 M for 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel in marque's biggest ever order World stocks higher on hopes Fed won't speed up rate hikes timetable, China stimulus reports Margaritaville owners file for bankruptcy before landlord could grab closed Mississippi casino UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees for holiday season US CEO optimism falls in 3rd quarter as chief executives see less hiring, investment

  • Microsoft boosts dividend 11%, adds new directors Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Microsoft announced the smallest percentage increase in its dividend since 2009 and appointed new directors to replace two board members.

  • Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    TOKYO— Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.

  • Microsoft boosts dividend 11 pct, adds new directors Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Sept 16- Microsoft Corp on Tuesday announced an 11 percent increase in its quarterly dividend and appointed two new directors to replace two board members who decided not to seek re-election.

  • Atlantic Power slashes dividend, replaces CEO Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    Sept 16- Power producer Atlantic Power Corp slashed its dividend by 70 percent and asked its chief executive to step down as part of a strategic review process. The company said it appointed Ken Hartwick, director of the board, as a replacement for Barry Welch. Atlantic Power cut its annual dividend to 12 Canadian cents per share from 40 Canadian cents.

  • SANTANDER, Spain, Sept 15- Ana Botin, the new chairwoman of Santander, told shareholders on Monday she would defend the legacy of her father at the helm of the euro zone's biggest bank and her priorities include maintaining its generous dividend policy.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks fell on Friday as energy shares extended their recent slide, while rising bond yields drove down high-dividend paying shares. Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp retreated 1.3 percent on the day, while ConocoPhillips fell 1.2 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- Europe's second-biggest oil company Total, under pressure from shareholders to improve its cash flow and raise dividends, is looking to sell Blu-Tack maker Bostik, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    The Standard& Poor's 500 index is closing at a record after a surge in dividend-rich utility stocks. The stock market also got a lift from a cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, aimed at bringing an end to nearly five months of fighting. The S&P 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 2,007 Friday.

  • S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 1:52 AM ET

    The stock market also got a lift from a cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, aimed at bringing an end to nearly five months of fighting. Stocks had slumped at the beginning of August amid worries that the conflict in Ukraine would spiral out of control and inflame tensions between Russia and the West.

  • LONDON, Aug 29- Tesco will slash its dividend and investment spending to give its new boss more firepower to rebuild Britain's biggest retailer, after a second profit warning in two months showed the scale of the task he faces.

  • LONDON, Aug 29- Britain's biggest retailer Tesco slashed its interim dividend by 75 percent as tough trading conditions forced it to cut its profit forecast for the second time in two months.

  • TORONTO, Aug 26- Bank of Nova Scotia reported a higher quarterly profit on Tuesday as strength at its wealth management and insurance businesses boosted its bottom line and allowed Canada's No. 3 lender to raise its dividend. Scotiabank also benefited from a C $555 million notable gain from the sale of most of its investment in fund manager CI Financial Corp..

  • TORONTO, Aug 22- Royal Bank of Canada on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected increase in quarterly earnings, driven by strong results from its wealth management and capital markets divisions. Shares in the bank hit a lifetime high of C $82.15 early on Friday before easing 1.2 percent to C $80.67 on a negative day on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • 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.