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Boeing lifts dividend by 20 percent, sets new $18 billion share buybac

(Reuters) - Boeing Co ( BA.N ) said on Monday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 20 percent and replace its existing share buyback program with a new $18 billion authorization. The Boeing Company logo is projected on a wall at the "What's Next?" conference in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young. The company’s shares, the best-performing Dow component this year with an 84 percent surge, were up 1.2 percent at ... Full story

Cutting U.S. electric vehicle tax credit 'will have an impact': GM

DETROIT (Reuters) - If Congress eliminates an electric vehicle tax credit it “will have an impact” on sales of U.S. electric vehicles such as General Motors Co’s Chevrolet Bolt, GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Monday. General Motors Chairman & CEO Mary Barra attends a press conference in Shanghai, China September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song. The House version of a bill that would cut corporate tax rates calls for eliminating a tax credit ... Full story

This is every US state's biggest trading partner

The US economy is an enormous behemoth, made up of the 51 component economies of the states and Washington, DC. As international trade is an important part of the national economy, it's also a big part of many state economies as well. The US Census Bureau tracks imports and exports of goods , broken down by state. Using that data, Business Insider made two maps showing the biggest import and export trade partners for each state by dollar value ... Full story

Does it really use more electricity than Ireland? - BBC News

Can something which has no physical presence consume as much electricity as an entire country? The internet has recently been awash with claims that the digital currency Bitcoin could be using more electricity than a number of developed nations. So Reality Check wants to know: how did they work it out, and is it true? Although it has been around since 2009, the digital currency, or crypto-currency, has been dominating headlines across the globe ... Full story

101 Ways To Save Money

Whether you’re saving up for a big goal or paying down debt, cutting costs is one of the best ways to do more with the money you have. And you have plenty of options for trimming expenses without feeling like you’re depriving yourself, which isn’t the point anyway. It’s about spending your money in ways that reflect your priorities in life. After all, the Easterlin paradox has already proved that money makes us happier only up to a certain ... Full story

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit

Nearly all the possible trading relationships between Britain and the European Union following Brexit would be less favourable than staying in the European Union, according to an influential US think tank. The Rand Corporation study said the worst option would be a "no deal". That would leave the UK economy 4.9% poorer by 2029. "No deal" would also have a negative effect on the EU economy, but it would be "relatively minor". The report said ... Full story

What is the true cost of a panda?

They are cute, cuddly and one of China's most instantly recognisable symbols. Pandas are also the face of global wildlife conservation. But these lovable bears are more than just the stars of viral videos and zoo attractions, they're diplomatic tools used by China as bargaining chips and rewards for lucrative trade deals. Today, zoos around the world 'rent' pandas from China - and they come with a million dollar price tag. 101 East asks, what ... Full story

Making Sense of Bitcoin and Its Wild Price Ride: QuickTake Q&A

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $16,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug dealers, bitcoin these days draws millions of dollars from hedge funds. In its latest step toward widespread acceptance, futures trading in bitcoin has begun on one of the largest U.S. exchanges. The recent price surge may be a bubble. Or it could be a belated recognition by the broader financial ... Full story

Interactive Brokers launches bitcoin futures trading

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Electronic brokerage firm Interactive Brokers Group Inc said on Monday it has started allowing clients to trade bitcoin futures on the newly minted CBOE Futures Exchange. The first bitcoin future trades kicked off on Sunday at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT) on CBOE Global Markets Inc’s CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE). Interactive Brokers said it offers bitcoin futures under the ticker symbol “GXBT” on the CFE and plans to offer the same on ... Full story

Boeing lifts dividend, sets new $18 billion share buyback

Dillon Rebock | CNBC. Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing. Boeing said on Monday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 20 percent and replace its existing share repurchase program with a new $18 billion authorization. The company said it would pay a quarterly dividend of $1.71 per share from $1.42 earlier. The new dividend is payable on March 2. The world's biggest maker of jetliners said the new repurchase program would replace a $14 billion ... Full story