3M Company (NYSE: MMM) said that it expects to record a one-time non-cash charge of $85 to $90 million after tax, or approximately 12 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2010, resulting from the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including modifications made in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets.
State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.01 per share of common stock, payable April 16, 2010, to stockholders of record as of April 1, 2010.
State Street Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various products and services for the institutional investors worldwide.
The Board of Directors of Air Products (NYSE: APD) increased the quarterly dividend on the company's common stock to 49 cents per share from 45 cents. The dividend is payable on May 10, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 1, 2010. This marks the 28th consecutive year that Air Products has increased its dividend payment.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. offers atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services worldwide.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) Board of Directors declared a $0.075 per share quarterly dividend that will be paid on April 15, 2010 to common shareholders of record on April 1, 2010.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas in the U.S.
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