Microsoft Raises Quarterly Dividend by 5 Cents

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Microsoft, which in the latest period logged its largest quarterly loss, is raising its quarterly dividend by five cents, the company said Tuesday.

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The new dividend, of 36 cents a share, will be paid out in December.

The Redmond, Wash., company typically generates most of its revenue--and profit--from sales of the Windows operating system, Office, databases and other corporate software. But its results have been weighed down by costs tied to its Nokia mobile-phone business acquisition last year.

Shares, down 5% this year, edged up 0.39% to $44.15 in late trading.

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