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    Intel announced Monday that its board of directors has approved a 7.1 percent increase in the quarterly dividend.

  • Tax season is safely behind us, so it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. But if you paid more to the IRS than you feel you should have, maybe it’s also time to start thinking about doing things a little differently. Maybe it’s time to think about living in a state where the tax burden is less than it is where you are now.Some states have low property taxes, low gasoline taxes and low sales taxes. Some have low income tax rates, and some expect not one cent of income tax revenue from its residen

    If you paid more taxes than you feel you should have, maybe you should think about living in a state with a lower tax burden. See which states qualify as American tax havens.

  • Listen to the Earnings Calls

    Jim Cramer explains why there is no better way to find out about the prospects for increased dividends than to listen to the company's earnings call.

  • Cramer on why investors should look for dividend-paying stocks.

  • Whether or not the stock market continues to rally, Jim Cramer recommends investors seek the protection of stocks with serious dividends. After all, if the stock market falls and the economy worsens, dividend-paying stocks will pay investors to wait until things get better. The "Mad Money" host especially likes “accidental high-yielders” — the stocks with small payouts that wouldn’t ordinarily offer high yields. Because of downward pressure in the markets, which has hurt their share prices, thos

    We pulled together a list of Cramer's favorite dividend plays. Read on and pick one or two for your portfolio. They could offer just the kind of defense that you need.

  • Dividend Investment Strategy

    Grainger Industrial Supply raised its dividend on Thursday after a strong earnings report. Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, offers insight. Chris Konstantinos, Riverfront Investment Group, also shares his perspective on the best dividend plays right now.

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    There seem to be two camps: invest in bonds or stocks that yield above two percent or take the riskier route of picking stocks that can outgrow this economy.

  • Johnson & Johnson CEO Takes the Reigns

    Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson CEO discusses the near and long term innovative goals his company has in order to develop global growth.

  • Apple Earnings Blowout: Q2 EPS $12.30 vs. $10.04 Est.

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and Jon Fortt report on Apple's Q2 earnings results. Larry Haverty, Gamco Investors; Alex Gauna, JMP Securities; and Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee, weigh in.

  • IBM Sign

    The board of directors of International Business Machines raised its dividend by 13 percent and approved an additional $7 billion stock buyback.

  • Apple Stock Down on iPhone Sales Report

    Will iPhone sales for this quarter miss estimates? Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee analyst and Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment Group co-founder, weigh in on the outlook for the tech giant. Also, a look at how more expensive stocks provide better returns for investors.

  • Goldman Sachs Q1 Results Beat Estimates

    The Squawk Box crew take a look at Goldman's first quarter numbers with EPS of $3.92 vs. $3.55 est, and revenues of $9.95B vs. $9.48B. The banking giant also raises its quarterly dividend.

  • Trading Apple's 'Mini-Correction'

    The FMHR traders discuss whether investors should be concerned over shares of Apple falling for five sessions in a row, and Citigroup's earnings beating the Street's expectations.

  • Dividend Boosting Plays

    Michael Clarfeld, ClearBridge Advisors portfolio manager, discusses why dividends work and how they can boost your portfolio.

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    Here’s a look at six stocks that have hiked dividend payouts in the last couple of weeks.

  • Why Cramer Finds Sara Lee So Attractive

    Mad Money's Cramer explains how breaking up Sara Lee will unlock value for investors, and put a $3 special dividend in their pocket.

  • Google

    In response to demands that the company pay a dividend, Google announced they would ... sort of.

  • Smokin' Hot Tobacco Stocks

    CNBC's Brian Shactman explains why investors are attracted to high dividend yielding tobacco stocks.

  • Armstrong World CEO on Growth in Remodeling

    Matthew Espe, Armstrong World Industries CEO, discusses the growth in remodeling for both commercial and residential construction, and a look at the slowly improving housing market.

  • Apple's Next Stop, $1,000?

    Apple remains the premiere play on the rise of the mobile internet sector, says Brian White, Topeka Capital Markets, who expects the next 12-18 months to be very exciting for the company.