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Dividends: Wall Street's battered status symbol

As a market indicator, a wave of dividend cuts is an indication that many companies are troubled

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Despite a crimp in its cash flow in recent years, Coca-Cola hasn't wavered on its dividend - cutting it would be almost unthinkable. It has, in fact, increased its dividend in each of the last 50 years.

COCA-COLA pays steady dividends. It has done so since 1920. In fact, it has increased its dividend in each of the last 50 years.

"Investors look at that record, and they count on it," said Douglas J Skinner, an accounting professor at the University of Chicago. "After a while, the

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