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  • Avis adds $200M to its stock repurchase Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Rental car company Avis said Wednesday it approved the repurchase of $200 million in company stock. The Parsippany, New Jersey, company says it total stock repurchase authorization stands at about $375 million. Shares of Avis Budget Group Inc. rose 96 cents, or 2 percent, to $48.96 in morning trading.

  • Oct 15- Hewlett-Packard Co said it would resume its share repurchase program, a day after sources told Reuters that the company had ended merger talks with EMC Corp. Shares of the company were up as much as 3 percent at $33.24 in premarket trading, while EMC's shares were marginally down at $27.28. HP, which has not acknowledged it was in talks with EMC, said it was...

  • HP to resume share repurchase program Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Oct 15- Hewlett-Packard Co said it would resume its share repurchase program, a day after sources told Reuters that the company had ended merger talks with EMC Corp.

  • Icahn says he will "never" run a proxy fight at Apple Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    BOSTON, Oct 9- Carl Icahn, who is calling on Apple to buy back more of its shares, said that he would not mount a proxy fight with the company to press his point. Speaking on CNBC, Icahn said "There will never be a proxy fight with Apple and me," underscoring that he has confidence in the company's Chief Executive Tim Cook. Pressed into saying what he might do if Apple rebuffs...

  • Icahn: Will never be proxy fight with Apple     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    Icahn Enterprises' Carl Icahn says he hopes Apple CEO Tim Cook is listening to him and respects him, as he encourages the company to increase its buyback through a massive tender offer as much as $100 billion.

  • Icahn: In Apple for long haul     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    Icahn Enterprises' Carl Icahn presses he's truly an Apple investor for the long haul, saying he thinks the stock will double.

  • Icahn: Sometimes boards need a little pressure     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    Boards are human beings, and sometimes they need a little pressure, says Carl Icahn to "Fast Money Halftime Report." Icahn says he likes Apple's board.

  • Brett Icahn: Apple should be $200     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Sargon Portfolio Brett Icahn discusses his firm's latest position in Apple.

  • Icahn Enterprises' Carl Icahn explains his case to Apple for the company to increase its buyback through a massive tender offer as much as $100 billion.

  • Oct 9- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said Apple Inc's shares could double in value and urged the company's board to buy back more shares using its $133 billion cash pile. "We believe Apple is dramatically undervalued in today's market, and the more shares repurchased now, the more each remaining shareholder will benefit," Icahn said in a letter to...

  • UPDATE 1-Icahn urges Apple to buy back more shares Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    Oct 9- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said Apple Inc's shares could double in value and urged the company's board to buy back more shares using its $133 billion cash pile. "We believe Apple is dramatically undervalued in today's market, and the more shares repurchased now, the more each remaining shareholder will benefit...," Icahn said in a letter to...

  • Icahn urges Apple to repurchase more shares Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    Oct 9- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn urged Apple Inc's board to start a tender offer to repurchase shares using a part of its $133 billion cash pile. "We believe Apple is dramatically undervalued in today's market, and the more shares repurchased now, the more each remaining shareholder will benefit...," Icahn said in a letter to Apple's board.

  • Icahn tweets he will send open letter to Apple Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    Oct 8- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted on Wednesday, saying he would send an open letter to Apple Inc on Thursday. The investor has in the past urged Apple to return more of its cash to shareholders and pressured the company to raise its stock buyback and dividend. Apple shares were up 2 percent at $100.73 in late afternoon trading.

  • WellPoint boosts share buyback program by $5 bln Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    Oct 2- U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc increased its share repurchase authorization by $5 billion, taking the total program to $6 billion, the company said in a regulatory filing. WellPoint's shares were up 1 percent after closing at $118.45 on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The company plans to change its corporate name to Anthem Inc effective next...

  • Wealth gap: Blame the buybacks     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox explains the effect stock buybacks have on economic growth.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- Companies in the S&P 500 spent $116.2 billion on stock buyback programs in the second quarter, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices, a rate representing fewer repurchases from the previous quarter, even as more companies reduced their share counts.

  • ETFs: Dividend aristocrat vs buyback achiever Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    Which is better for investors: buybacks or dividend increases? Thanks to the miracle of specialty mutual funds, we have an answer. USA Today reports.

  • Sept 18- Stock market indexes provider MSCI Inc declared its first-ever quarterly dividend and more than doubled its stock repurchase program to $850 million from $300 million. MSCI will pay Goldman Sachs $300 million in cash and expects to receive about 4.5 million shares of its common stock.

  • Sept 18- Stock market indexes provider MSCI Inc declared its first-ever quarterly dividend and more than doubled its stock repurchase program to $850 million from $300 million.

  • BOSTON, Sept 11- Some Dollar Tree Inc investors are crossing their fingers the company doesn't succeed in its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc, saying it could expand and repurchase stock with the $305 million breakup fee while avoiding all the risk of a major acquisition.