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General Electric Reports Solid Quarter Amidst Oil & Gas Headwinds

General Electric (NYSE: GE) reported that for its fourth-quarter 2014 revenues rose 4% to $42 billion, a bit below expectations, and that earnings rose 5.7% to $0.56 per share, slightly bettering, by $0.01, analysts’ consensus estimate.
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Fifth Third Bancorp’s Lowered Expenses Offset Low Interest Rates; Earnings Beat Estimates

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASD: FITB) reported full year 2014 net income of $1.5 billion, down 19 percent from net income of $1.8 billion in 2013.
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Johnson & Johnson; Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Fall Bit Shy; Currencies Create Headwind

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced sales of $18.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014, a decrease of 0.6% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.
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Bank of America Operating Results Fall Short from Lower Lending and Trading

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) reported net income of $3.1 billion, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to $3.4 billion, or $0.29 per diluted share in the year-ago period.
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Citigroup’s Overall Operating Results Fall Short of Expectations

Citigroup (NYSE: C) reported net income for the fourth quarter 2014 of $350 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, on revenues of $17.8 billion.
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Royal Dutch Shell “Shell” and Qatar Petroleum Cancel Al Karaana Petrochemicals Project

Shell (NYSE: RDS.B) and Qatar Petroleum have decided not to proceed with the proposed Al Karaana petrochemicals project, and to stop further work on the project.
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MetLife Seeks Court Review of Regulators “Systemically Important Financial Institution” Designation

MetLife (NYSE:MET) will file an action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today to overturn the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) designation of the company as a non-bank systemically important financial institution (SIFI).
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Weyerhaeuser Announces Tax Treatment of 2014 Distributions

For shareholders of Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY), the total dividend distributions made in 2014 per share of Common Stock Cusip 96216610 traded under the symbol WY are to be classified for income tax purposes as Capital Gain Distributions.
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Ford Raises Dividend 20%

The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) declared a first quarter dividend of $0.15 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock.
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Carnival Operating Results Miss On Sales, but Earnings Beat; Cuba New Opportunity

Carnival (NYSE: CCL) announced non-GAAP net income for the full year 2014 of $1.5 billion, or $1.96 diluted EPS, compared to non-GAAP net income of $1.2 billion, or $1.58 diluted EPS, for the prior year.
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Looking to cash in on timely tax loss selling and portfolio window dressing? These 10 year-end bounce stock picks represent the worst performers in the S&P 500 during calendar 2014, adjusted somewhat so that there is good diversification by industry group. Read More.

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