Last year brought us a lot of dividend slashing, but more and more companies are committing themselves to sending out money to their shareholders in 2010. Motley Fool Income Investor readers certainly appreciate that trend, so let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
We can start with Casey's General Stores
John Wiley & Sons
Finally, we have HEICO
Companies are starting to return more of their money to their investors, and shareholders aren't likely to be complaining. BioMed Realty Trust
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz pays attention to yield signs. He owns none of the shares in any of the companies in this story and 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.