Buffett-Backed USG Weighs Dividend Payments After 15-Year Hiatus

  • Wallboard maker suspended payouts amid rising asbestos costs
  • USG to repay debt with $670 million sale of distribution unit

Warren Buffett-backed USG Corp. is considering resuming dividend payments that have been suspended for 15 years in the wake of asbestos liabilities and the 2009 housing crash.

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