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Banks increase dividends after Fed lifts restriction

NEW YORK --- Bank shareholders got a long-awaited gift from the U.S. Federal Reserve on Friday when the central bank cleared the way for major lenders to increase their dividends.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-18/banks-increase-dividends-a
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$30 billion might have too many strings

...businessesCommunity banks will have to pay an annual dividend of 5 percent to the U.S. Treasury; however, when banks increase their lending to small businesses, their dividend rate declines. The dividend payment increases to 7 percent if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-09-24/30-billion-might-have-too-
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Business briefs

...and help the Shanghai-based conglomerate cope with outstanding loans of 25 billion yuan ($3.1 billion). EU bank increases key interest rate FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank raised its key interest rate by a quarter point...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/02/bus_28321.shtml
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Higher bank fees through small changes

...competition. "Big banks lead the way in nickel and diming consumers with new fees for this and higher fees for that. Banks increase fees, they invent new fees and they make it harder to avoid fees. In the end, consumers pay more and more," Johnson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/19/bus_327718.shtml
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Hits analysts' take on the economy

...that pay less than 5 percent interest, while loaning this money out at 10 percent to 11 percent, while each year banks increase profits 8-10 percent? Do these same economic experts have to pay for their supplemental health insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/08/edi_269702.shtml
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Fed's steps to help banks increase risks

WASHINGTON --- The Federal Reserve's bold steps to prevent the banking industry from collapsing last year have injected new dangers into the financial system.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/15/bus_548204.shtml
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