Business & Finance: Bearing Man

Last week International Nickel Co. of Canada raised its quarterly dividend from 15¢ to 20¢ a share. Irving Air Chute raised its regular dividend from 10¢ to 15¢, declared an extra of 10¢. Reporting a sharp increase in half-year profits, Eastman-Kodak voted a 25¢ extra in addition to a regular dividend of $1.25. But the fattest extra dividend of the week was 50¢ paid the 14,190 stockholders of Timken Roller Bearing Co. of Canton, Ohio. During the first six months, Timken earned $4,522,000, nearly double the profits for the same period last year.

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