PRAGUE, Oct 12- Russian steelmaker Evraz has temporarily shut its Czech steel production line due to low demand and the company's effort to run down its raw materials inventory, a spokesman said on Friday. The Vitkovice steel mill is a key customer of the Czech unit of ArcelorMittal which supplies it with raw materials.
Oct 8- Northwest Natural Gas Co:. *NW Natural increases dividend for 57th consecutive year. *Increases quarterly common stock dividend to $0.455 per share from $0.445 per share.
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Ken Croft, CIO and portfolio manager of Croft Value Fund and Alan Valdes, vice president of Hillard Lyons told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
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