Dividend cuts may have defined 2009, but there are now more and more companies committed to sending more money out to their shareholders in 2010.
Readers of the Motley Fool Income Investor newsletter can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. Let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
We'll start with Assurant
Cliffs Natural Resources
Companies are starting to return more of their money to their investors, and shareholders probably won't complain. Quaker Chemical
Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter can appreciate businesses that send more and more money to their investors. The newsletter singles out companies that are committed to growing their distributions, with market-thumping results.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz pays attention to yield signs. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.