Up today, Motley Fool analysts discuss Microsoft and McDonald's and their decision to up their dividends. Microsoft has raised its yield by 15%, while McDonald's decided on a 10% increase. They also turn an eye to Google, whose cash balance is beckoning for a dividend in the near future.

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Chris Hill and  Ron Gross own shares of Microsoft. James Early has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Joe Magyer owns shares of Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Google, McDonald's, and Microsoft. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Google and McDonald's. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.