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Stock Market News and Dividend Report for Wednesday February 2, 2011 -

|Includes: Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO), KEY, WMB
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.18 per share, payable Friday, April 15, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.  The quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share is an increase of 16.1% from the preceding quarterly cash dividend of $0.155 per share. The company has increased their dividend for 35 consecutive years.
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self-service retail discount stores primarily for low and middle income consumers in the United States.
Williams' (NYSE: WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of $0.125 on the company's common stock, payable March 28, 2011, to holders of record at the close of business on March 11, 2011. The company has paid a common stock dividend every quarter since 1974.
Williams is an integrated natural gas company. 
KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) announced that its Board of Directors approved a regular cash dividend of $0.01 per share of its common shares, or $0.04 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable Mar. 15, 2011 to shareholders of record on Mar. 1, 2011.
Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $94 billion.
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