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|Includes: APA, AXP, T, Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

 Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reported $0.73 vs $0.70 last year. analysts average $0.72. YUM beats by $0.01

Worldwide operating profit grew 14% prior to foreign currency translation, including +23% in China, +16% in Yum Restaurants International (YRI), and a decline of 2% in the U.S.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with more than 37,000 restaurants in over 110 countries and territories. 
The board of directors of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)  declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 a share on the company’s common shares. The dividend is payable on November 1, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 8, 2010.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. 
The Board of Directors of American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.18 per common share, payable on November 10, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 8, 2010.
American Express is a global services company.
The Board of Directors of Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) has declared regular cash dividends on the company's common shares. The dividend on the common shares is payable on Nov. 22, 2010, to stockholders of record on Oct. 22, 2010, at the rate of 15 cents per share.
Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company
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