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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to Sell 3.2 Million Shares

With Google's stock hovering at record highs, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell more than 40 percent of his stock in the Internet search leader this year. If he were to sell all that stock at Google's current price, Schmidt would realize a $2.5 billion windfall.

What Every American Should Know About the Capital Gains Tax

One of the most contentious issues in the debate over how the U.S. government can increase its revenues involves the capital gains tax rate -- the rate investors pay on their profits. Here's what you need to know to understand just what both sides are arguing about.

Should You Buy Floating-Rate Notes?

The yields offered by banks are laughable. This situation got several well-known companies thinking, "Let's sell debt to consumers who recognize and trust our brand, and offer interest rates on it that are slightly higher than these CDs and money markets." Thus, the "floating-rate demand note" was born.

Stocks With Safe Yield Can Comfort Investors

The weakening stock market has investors fleeing for safe havens, like bonds. But some companies have a lot of cash, high operating margins and stocks with high yields -- far better ones than most bonds currently.

Weyerhaeuser to Announce Special Dividend

Weyerhaeuser (WY) shares are up nealy 4% in premarket trading after the company said it plans to hold a special dividend conference call Monday. The forest-products company intends to distribute $5.6 billion in retained earnings and profits to its shareholders in the form of a special dividend, according to reports.

Biz Brief: BP May Cut Dividend

Despite initial attempts to keep its dividend intact, BP may now consider deferring or reducing it in the second-quarter.

Biz Brief: BP Stock Tumbles to 14-Year Low

BP's stock plunged more than 14% at one point Wednesday to $29.77 -- a level last seen in 1996 -- amid concern the energy giant could cut or suspend its dividend as it grapples with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

New York Times suspends dividend

Yesterday, The New York Times announced that it is eliminating its quarterly dividend. Following the announcement three months ago that the Times was...