The Week’s Investing News Roundup: Dividend Aristocrats, Stock Splits, and More

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  • Warren Buffett cut his Apple stake and changed his succession plan, as well as predicted that corporate tax rates would rise and AI scams would be a problem.
  • Tesla layoffs continued. Crashes continued after Autopilot software updates.
  • The FAA opened a new probe into Boeing. Robinhood received a Wells notice from the SEC. California pushed to ban self-checkout lanes. FTX customers may recover funds lost in the collapse.
  • Amazon said it would invest $9 billion in Singapore cloud infrastructure. Private equity showed an interest in Peloton.
  • Disney earnings were better than expected as streaming approached profitablity. Reddit posted strong sales in its first earnings report.
  • Renewable energy provided 30% of the world’s electricity last year. A cyberattack disrupted operations at a major health care network. The White House aims to impose tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles.
  • AstraZeneca withdrew its COVID-19 vaccine due to low demand. Novax and Sanofi will team up on COVID-19 vaccines.

Want $10,000 in Passive Income? Invest $7,500 in These 12 Dividend Stocks

New Fortress Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: NFE), Prospect Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: PSEC), Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ: VOD), and nine other dividend-paying stocks combined can generate over $10,000 a year in passive income for an investment of $7,500 in each one.

Five Stocks That Could Split in 2024, From Costco to Nvidia

Here is a look at Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO), Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA), and two other companies that are prime candidates to split their pricy stocks this year.

With 3M Out, Here Are the New Highest-Yielding Dividend Aristocrats

Now that two top-yielding stocks have dropped out of the Dividend Aristocrats after payout cuts, see which of the remaining members have the highest yields, such as Amcor PLC (NYSE: AMCR) and Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O).

The Six Best Dividend Stocks to Buy With $1,000

Investors can purchase and start to generate positive total returns and passive income with solid, lower-priced stocks that pay dependable dividends, such as AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) and Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE: LYG). 

Say Goodbye to Two Longtime Dividend Aristocrats That Finally Cut Their Dividends

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) and another Dividend Aristocrat have finally cut their dividends in moves that were widely anticipated on Wall Street. This underscores the volatility and uncertainty in the market and raises the question of whether more dividend cuts are to come.

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