"After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world."
-- Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States.
The stocks below were taken from a website titled Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. This website contains a number of lists that are well worth researching. I have eliminated the one non-US based stock because, for the most part, I'm not interested in foreign investments. There's plenty of money to be made in this country without looking overseas. Also financial accounting principles are not as open and straight forward as here. I assume this list is accurate as of 1 Aug but I cannot verify that. Also, this list may change once it is updated on 1 Sep. However, that said, this is a good place for me to start my research. Everyone has to start somewhere.