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...latest endorsement contract. Knight did say Woods is "worth it." The chairman and co-founder of the largest athletic shoe maker in the world, responding to written questions from the audience at the annual shareholder meeting, was asked whether...
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Business briefs: Chairman seeks new auditing rules

...high-tech sports gear to offer devices for athletes such as a digital audio player and heart rate monitors. The athletic-shoe maker said Wednesday it has created a division called Nike Techlab after several years of study. Nike said four other...
Nike increases dividend

Nike announced Thursday that it will increase its quarterly dividend by 14 percent.The athletic shoe maker's new dividend of 24 cents per share will be paid on Jan. 6 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 16. That's up from its...
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...continue to pay such rates at the pump: Online and neighborhood retailers, bicycle manufacturers and repair shops, athletic shoe makers (if serious walking sees a resurgence) and home-entertainment equipment companies. And the losers? Outlet...
Living up to its name, New Balance seeks to broaden its market

...Davis still gets out there every day - so long as the temperature doesn't dip below 15 degrees. The owner of athletic shoe maker New Balance believes being a serious runner is part of the job. Still, the 60-year-old Davis quips of his...
Stocks decline as investors cash in gains

...Federal Bureau of Investigation. Gainers included Nike Inc., which climbed $4.25 to $61.50, after the athletic shoe maker reported quarterly profits that beat estimates by 10 cents per share. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners 5...
No time wasted in Manning's crash course

...make a deal with Adidas America to become only the third NFL player to represent the U.S. division of the German athletic shoe maker. Shoe contracts are another aspect of NFL life he'll need to get used to.
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