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Eight New Picks from Our "Stocks to Buy Now" List (and None Are Alibaba)

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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 19, 2014:Last week, U.S. market history was made when Alibaba debuted as the biggest IPO of all time. While we like BABA stock, it's not the only way to profit.

You can find all of last week's recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now.

Including 2 top biotech picks, 2 energy stocks that take advantage of recent EPA rule changes, and more...

Dividend-Paying Stocks: MSFT, MCD, and 22 More New Dividend Boosts

The profusion of dividend-paying stocks that have increased payouts over the last several weeks reflects a robust second-quarter earnings season.

Companies in the S&P 500 turned in 10.3% earnings growth in Q2 - the highest advance since 2011's third quarter.

Last week Microsoft </strong>(Nasdaq: MSFT), McDonald's </strong>(NYSE: MCD), and 22 other dividend stocks raised payouts. Here's the full list of dividend hikes announced during the week ending Sept. 19, 2014.

Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Includes 10 Wise Dividend Plays for 2015

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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 12, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted ten stocks - five of which are some of the best dividend stocks to own in 2015.

Four of our dividend plays hedge against the Fed's upcoming interest rate hike. Plus we have an auto sector pick from China, three biotech penny stocks, and more in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now...

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Dividend Investing News: Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL) plus 20 More New Dividend Hikes

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Dividend investing news, Sept. 15, 2014: Last week Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) hiked its quarterly dividend $0.05, or 20%, to $0.30 per share.

RCL has been paying dividends without interruption, and steadily boosting them, since its first distribution of $0.07 per share paid on March 29, 1996.

Following are the 20 other dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Sept. 12.

Why the Best High-Yield Dividend Stock to Buy Is Altria

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Most people invest in companies hoping to catch a stock on the upswing - and bring in mega-returns for themselves in the process. But what if you found a company that could rack up mega-returns even if its stock price stays flat?

That's the situation with the high-yield dividend stock Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO).

Here’s why this is one of the best dividend stocks you can buy…

Seven of the Best Stocks to Buy Now in Four of the Most Profitable Sectors

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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Aug. 29, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted seven stocks that bring readers the "best of the best" in four sectors currently overflowing with upside potential.

One pick hails from the 3D printing market that's expected to quadruple within the next four years. Another is in the fleet and fuel management sector - it's rapidly growing at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8%. We've got three energy stocks to buy from the most productive natural gas region in the U.S. And we highlighted two silver ETFs that play some promising numbers that were just reported from August.

You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now…

These 17 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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Falling Treasury yields strengthen the case for buying stocks that pay dividends. Last Thursday the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note hit 2.33% - a 15-month low - and ended the week at 2.34%.

Dividend-paying stocks not only offer attractive income options, but also provide the potential for capital appreciation.

Following are the 17 dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Aug. 29, 2014.

The 10 Best Dividend Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

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Investors currently have a chance to pick up some of the best dividend stocks by looking at those in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The 10 dividend stocks listed below are among the best in the Dow. They all offer modest valuations and hearty yields, as well as the potential for capital appreciation based on forward earnings estimates.

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Altria (NYSE: MO) Plus 28 More Dividend-Paying Stocks That Just Hiked Payouts

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Payout hikes for dividend-paying stocks were plentiful last week, and topping the list is Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), which raised its regular quarterly dividend for the 48th time in the last 45 years.

The tobacco giant announced Thursday it's boosting its quarterly payout 8.3%, or $0.04, to $0.52 per share.

But Altria isn't the only company that raised its payout last week.

Following are the 28 other dividend stocks that sweetened the pot during the week ending Aug. 22, 2014.

These 32 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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With few alternatives for yield-seeking investors, the appeal of stocks that pay dividends continues to grow.

In addition to yield, top dividend payers also offer benefits like the potential for rising distributions, capital appreciation prospects, and portfolio diversification.

The good news for investors is that dividend hikes continue to be plentiful. Following are the 32 dividend stocks raising payouts during the week ending Aug. 15, 2014.

Dividend Investing News: Bank of America Hikes Payout by 400%, plus 25 More Increases

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Bank of America Corp.'s (NYSE: BAC) 400% quarterly dividend boost dominated dividend investing news last week.

BofA announced Wednesday it will raise its quarterly dividend for the first time in seven years to $0.05 a share, up from $0.01, with its Sept. 26 distribution.

Fifty-two other companies sweetened their payouts last week. Here are 25 of the top dividend-paying stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Aug. 8, 2014...

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