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|Includes:CSX, HSY, MSFT, Safeway Inc. (SWY)

 Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) reported $0.35 per diluted share compared to $0.31 per diluted share last year. analysts average $0.31. SWY beats by $0.04.

Net income were $122.8 million for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $128.8 million for the third quarter of 2009. 
Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America based on sales. 
Microsoft Corp. board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share, reflecting a 3 cent or 23 percent increase over the previous quarter's dividend.  The dividend is payable December 9, 2010 to shareholders of record on November 18, 2010. 
For the ten years ending June 30, 2010, Microsoft has returned nearly $170 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
The Board of Directors of The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) declared quarterly dividends of $0.32 on the Common Stock. The dividends are payable December 15, 2010, to stockholders of record November 24, 2010. It is the 324th consecutive regular dividend on the Common Stock and the 105th consecutive regular dividend on the Class B Common Stock.
The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing various chocolate and confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products worldwide.
The Board of Directors of CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) voted to approve an 8 percent increase in the quarterly dividend on the company's common stock.
The quarterly dividend, which increases from $0.24 to $0.26 per share, is payable on December 15, 2010 to stockholders of record on November 30, 2010.  This marks CSX's eighth increase during the past five years.*
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. 
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