A special committee of Dell's board agrees to Michael Dell's new offer, which increases the purchase price to $13.75 per share and includes a special dividend of 13 cents per share.
With $145 billion in the bank, Apple has been under increasing pressure to return more money to shareholders. Now it responds -- big time.
The company could raise its quarterly dividend to $4.14 a share as a way to spend some of its cash on investors, say analysts polled by Bloomberg.
The Apple CEO has chosen to forego a huge dividend to which he's entitled.
Company schedules a conference call for Monday morning to discuss its cash balance.
This report inaccurately described Apple's dividend history. The company last paid a regular dividend to stockholders in 1995.
Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group will get the long-awaited dividend early next year.
The maker of iPads, iPhones, and Macs will begin paying a regular dividend and will buy back stock. It plans to spend $45 billion in the first three years of its new programs.
The iPhone maker's treasure chest may swell by another $35 billion this year assuming it doesn't dole out more cash to its stockholders, says Moody's.
Making good on its dividend program plans, the tech giant chips away at a $45 billion pile of cash and hands out some legal tender to its shareholders.