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Flight shame gives way to the night train

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GE cuts dividend to a penny per share. Why bother keeping it at all?

by Janet Babin Oct 30, 2018
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GE cuts dividend to a penny per share. Why bother keeping it at all?

by Janet Babin Oct 30, 2018
The company says it will save nearly $4 billion.
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Apple, changing to the core, offers dividend

by Heidi Moore Mar 19, 2012
Apple, after amassing nearly $100 billion in cash, bows to shareholder pressure for a dividend. Investors want Apple to keep growing fast too.