DIARY - Today in Washington - Feb 24
0830/1330: The USDA releases weekly Export Sales. Note: Delayed from Thursday due to the Presidents Day federal holiday on Monday.
AMSTERDAM, July 22 Philips, the Dutch healthcare, lighting and consumer appliances group, reported higher-than-expected second-quarter results driven by all three businesses after two years of job cuts, divestments, and a focus on core activities.
It reported second-quarter net profit of 317 million euros ($416.5 million), up from 102 million euros in the same period a year ago. Quarterly sales rose 3 percent on a comparable basis to 5.65 billion euros.
Analysts in a poll commissioned by Reuters had forecast a net profit of 262 million euros on sales of 5.596 billion euros.
* Mnuchin wants tax plan passed by August * Investors doubt Mnuchin's time table * U.S. 7-year note auction shows mixed results (Adds comment, results of U.S. 7-year note auction) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Feb 23 U.S. Treasury debt yields fell on Thursday as investors fretted about the lack of clarity in the Trump administration's policies and doubted whether its proposed reforms would have as big an impact as many initially thought they would. "
* Declares a dividend increase of $0.02 to $0.66 per common share on an annual basis