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Freeport-McMoRan to Purchase up to $1.25 Billion of Senior Notes

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) announced a modified “Dutch Auction” cash tender offer by its subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, for several series of its notes.
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Metlife Completes Merger of Insurance and Reinsurance Subsidiaries

MetLife (NYSE: MET) announced that it had completed the mergers of its subsidiaries MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut, MetLife Investors USA Insurance Company, MetLife Investors Insurance Company and Exeter Reassurance Company Limited.
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Dow Chemical Declares 14% Dividend Increase; Adds $5 Billion to Share Repurchase Program

Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 14 percent increase in the Company’s dividend, from $0.37 per share to $0.42 per share in the fourth quarter.
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Cisco Systems Transition to Software and Services Continues; Operating Results Boost Stock

Cisco Systems (NASD: CSCO) reported first-quarter results for the period ended October 25, 2014.
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Motorola Solutions Operating Results Reflect Asset Sales, Legacy Lethargy and Improved Margins

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) reported results for the third quarter of 2014 that saw a 5% decline in sales to $1.4 billion...
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Weyerhaeuser Operating Results Solid in Wake of Real Estate Unit Divestiture

Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY) reported third quarter net earnings to common shareholders of $1,153 million, or $2.15 per diluted share, on net sales from continuing operations of $1.9 billion.
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Russia and Falling Oil Prices Hurt BP’s Results, but Stock Rallies as Results Better Expectations

BP’s (NYSE: BP) third-quarter replacement cost (RC) profit was $2,385 million, compared with $3,178 million a year ago.
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Ally Financial Operating Results Strong and Well Received by Shareholders

Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY) reported net income of $423 million, or $0.74 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2014 compared to net income of $323 million, or $0.54 per diluted common share, in the prior quarter, and net income of $91 million, or a loss of $0.27 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2013.
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MetLife Reports Strong Operating Results; Profit More than Doubles

MetLife (NYSE: MET) reported for the third quarter of 2014 operating earnings of $1.8 billion, up 22 percent over the third quarter of 2013.
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Sony Operations Smaller-Than-Expected Loss on Surging PlayStation 4 Demand

Sony (NYSE: SNE) reported that for the September quarter Sales were $17,445 million, an increase of 7.2% compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year.
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The S&P 500 is up about 0.6% for the month. That makes the month seem pretty uneventful and benign. But for anyone following the stock market day-by-day, October seemed anything but uneventful and benign. Learn how contrarians can leverage this information for value stock opportunity. Read More.

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