Loews said would consider future partnership with Boardwalk Loews (L) says Marcellus and Utica shale regions provide challenges for Broadwalk (BWP) but does have opportunities for growth. Says CNA Financial (CNA) special dividend not linked to BWP dividend cut. Says BWP dividend cut was from "position of strength." Says timing was "coincidental." The company expects more cash flow this year from subsidiaries compared to last year. The company says it will continue to assess availability for future share repurchases. Comments made during the company's Q4 earnings conference call.