Boeing raises its dividend 20%, boosts buyback plan to $20 billion, reaffirming its bullish outlook – CNBC

Despite growing concerns that the global economy is slowing down, Boeing sent a big message to shareholders it remains upbeat about its business. The board voted Monday to raise its quarterly dividend 20 percent to $2.05 per share in 2019. “Boeing’s strong operational performance, financial health and positive future outlook underpin our continued investments in…

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U.S. judge raises prospect of not approving CVS-Aetna deal – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers walk outside a CVS store and pharmacy in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S. December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In an unusual move on Thursday, a federal judge raised the prospect of not approving CVS Health Corp’s (CVS.N) deal to buy insurer Aetna Inc (AETN.F), which closed earlier this week, during a…

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Quip raises another $40 million for dental care products and services – TechCrunch

Quip, the dental care startup that got its start selling electric toothbrushes directly to consumers, has raised $40 million. The money comes in the form of equity and debt financing, with about half of the funding coming in an equity deal lead by Sherpa Capital and the other half in debt financing from Triplepoint Capital. “I…

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Fox Raises Its Bid in Sky Takeover Effort

LONDON — Comcast’s bid to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets appears to be over. Instead, the cable giant will focus on fighting Fox for control of Sky, one of Europe’s most prized media companies. The Philadelphia-based Comcast increased its offer for Sky on Wednesday, valuing the satellite broadcaster at $34 billion,…

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Fed raises interest rates and signals faster hikes on the way

Interest rates are going up again as the economy gets hotter. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lifted its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point, the second hike this year. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story…

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