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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