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Dividend Stocks in Demand

The major market averages are lower today after a disappointing December jobs report raised concerns that the economic recovery may not be as robust as expected.On the flip side, investors are betting the Federal Reserve won't be in such a rush to unwind its bond-buying stimulus. This is boosting the allure of Treasuries, which is pushing bond yields lower and making dividend-paying stocks, which tend to trade like bonds, more attractive.You can see this affect at play today in the stock market.  Below is a list of the 20 stocks in the S&P 500 with the highest dividend yields.  Nineteen of them are trading higher, with an average gain of 1.2%:S&P 500: Top 20 Dividend-Paying StocksTickerSecurityLastChange% ChgDiv. Yield(NYSE:WIN) Windstream Holdings, Inc.7.990.040.44%12.56%(NYSE:FTR) Frontier Communications Corp.4.730.051.18%8.42%(NYSE:FE) FirstEnergy Corp.32.180.381.19%6.91%(NYSE:CTL) CenturyLink, Inc.30.880.090.29%6.82%(NYSE:POM) Pepco Holdings, Inc.19.090.180.95%5.81%(NYSE:HCP) HCP, ...

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  1. AT&T To Sell Connecticut Wireline Operations

    AT&T (NYSE:T) reached a $2 billion deal on Tuesday to unload its wireline residential and business services in Connecticut to Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) to...

  2. Frontier To Buy AT&T Connecticut Wireline Business

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