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Maynard Paton

Maynard has worked at the Fool since 1999. He ran the Qualiport online portfolio on the Fool from November 1999 to September 2005 and was lead adviser for the Champion Shares & Champion Shares PRO stock-picking services from September 2005 to June 2011, at which point he moved to become Deputy Editor of the UK Fool. Prior to joining the Fool, Maynard worked for a year as a Poll Tax clerk and then for six years at the local authority's IT department in the murky world of ICL mainframes and COBOL programming. He relocated to Kent to join a financial services firm's IT department and there discovered the joys of stock market investing. As well as keeping an eye on share prices and his local housing market, Maynard's interests include karting, martial arts and entertaining his young family.

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Banco Santander SA On Course For 9% Yield

Banco Santander SA (LON: BNC) reveals third-quarter earnings of €1bn. More »

GlaxoSmithKline plc Declares 19p Per Share Q3 Dividend

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Sports Direct International Plc Reports Sales Up 15%

Sports Direct International Plc (LON: SPD) unveils buoyant August and September trading. More »

UK Dividends Set To Top £100bn During 2014

Payouts from the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) will be boosted by Vodafone's bumper £17bn cash handout. More »

6% Yields For Snubbed Royal Mail Plc Investors

"The government gave me the cold shoulder and I ended up with nothing." More »

SABMiller plc Shares Rally As Revenue Climbs 4%

SABMiller plc (LON: SAB) reveals improved sales during its second quarter. More »

Warren Buffett Buys IMI plc Divisions For £690m

IMI plc (LON: IMI) will return £620m to shareholders and inject £70m into its pension scheme. More »

Rio Tinto plc Reports Copper Production Up 23%

Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO) also reports record iron ore production during the third quarter. More »

The Financial Apocalypse Is Due Next Week

It will devastate stock markets and blow up borrowing costs for billions of people... More »

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC To Declare 4p Per Share Special Dividend

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You Must Act Now To Secure This 6% Yield

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easyJet plc Lifts Profit Guidance

easyJet plc (LON: EZJ) expects full-year profits of at least £470m. More »

BP plc Wins Spill Compensation Legal Ruling

A US court decides in favour of BP plc (LON: BP) to limit compensation claims following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. More »

J Sainsbury PLC Reveals Sales Up 5%

J Sainsbury PLC (LON: SBRY) claims to be the only major supermarket increasing its market share. More »

Tesco PLC Reveals Profits Down 8%

Tesco PLC (LON: TSCO) owns up to weak trading in Europe and holds its interim dividend. More »

Wolseley plc Declares £300m Special Dividend

Annual results from Wolseley plc (LON: WOS) show earnings up 8%. More »

London Stock Exchange Group Plc Says UK Equity Trading Advances 5%

London Stock Exchange Group (LON: LSE) reveals 63 new issues raised £9.3bn. More »

Bombed-Out Shares Selling Below Cash Value

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Daily Mail & General Trust plc Claims MailOnline Visits Hit 138 Million

Daily Mail & General Trust (LON: DMGT) signals group sales up 2%. More »