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These days, it seems like the bad news never ends. Market volatility continues, and companies such as

New York Times

(NYT) - Get Report

and

Ashland

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are cutting their dividends.

But last week, several companies went the other route and actually raised their dividends, which is a major statement in this economy.

Stockpickr has reviewed the dividend announcements from the past week and compiled a list of the

top dividend-increasers

, including

Nike

(NKE) - Get Report

and

SkyWest

(SKYW) - Get Report

.

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