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Dividends: U.S. Deeper in Recessionary Territory

snookems Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:38 PM
Remember when the Republican party gleed over the fact that Chicago lost its Olympic bid. Proof positive the Republican party hates America and will continue to do so.

As promised, we're updating our chart showing the number of publicly-traded companies that have acted to decrease their dividends through the end of October 2012 - providing what might perhaps be the simplest and best near-real time picture of the state of the health of the U.S. economy (our thanks to S&P for the updated data - that was quick service!).

In October 2012, S&P recorded that some 2,471 publicly-traded companies making declarations regarding their dividends, with 165 announcing dividend increases and 26 announcing they would cut their dividends.

To put...