In America, The Days Of Big Dividends May Be Numbered...Gene Koretz
Throughout the postwar period, U.S. companies have tended to pay out more of their profits in dividends than their foreign competitors--a tendency that is partly reflected in higher savings rates overseas. But since the early 1980s, as economist Joseph Ford of WEFA Group observes, Corporate America has been distributing even more of its profits than in the past (chart).
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