Many companies are keeping shareholders away from the fiscal cliff by declaring special dividends, payable before year-end. Costco Wholesale announced a $3 billion dividend today. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands has a $2.3 billion payout coming up. The rush...Read more »
Stocks with the highest dividends are relatively costly, even though the federal government is poised to raise taxes on the pay-outs, according to David Bianco, Deutsche Bank AG’s chief U.S. equity strategist. Bianco drew the conclusion, presented in a Nov....Read more »
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