After a year full of dividend slashing, more and more companies are committed to sending more money out to their shareholders in 2010.
Readers of the Motley Fool Income Investor newsletter service can get behind that kind of action. Let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
Let's start with FactSet Research Systems
Military contractor Northrop Grumman
Finally, we have Xcel Energy
Companies are starting to return more of their money to their investors, and shareholders aren't likely to complain. Grocery-store chain Safeway
Subscribers to Income Investor can appreciate the companies that send more and more money to their investors. The newsletter service seeks out companies that are committed to growing their distributions with market-thumping results.
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