NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said this week that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.15 per share. The dividend will be paid on Oct. 17 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 15. The board has also authorized the repurchase of $1.5 billion of common stock.

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