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  • America’s two largest companies by market-capitalization, Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), have increased dividends, reports Steve Schaefer for Forbes.
  • Technology stocks have been increasing their dividend payouts.
  • According to Moody’s Investors Service, tech companies are expected to make $44.4 billion in dividend payments over 2013, up 35% year-over-year, reports Steven Russolillo for the Wall Street Journal.
  • “Tax-inefficient access to overseas liquidity, operational requirements, uncertainties related to the technology sector in general and company-specific strategic considerations will continue to keep payout ratios relatively low,” Moody’s warned.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.