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  • Pros Say: Banks Will Boom — Beware Hyperinflation! Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    The U.S. government's plan to inject $20 billion into Citigroup seemed to drive a stock market rally Monday — but failed to reassure analysts overall. CNBC canvassed the experts for their outlooks: Despite the uncertainty, one strategist says financials will lead the recovery — and another sees hyperinflation as the real danger ahead.

  • Market Pros: Pharma M&A, Recession Cure Ahead Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    As recession fears continue to spread globally, investment banks like Goldman Sachs scramble to survive — and investment gurus alter their tactics and strategies to roll with the damage. CNBC's expert advisors gave their outlooks on what's coming and what to do about it.

  • A New Kind of "May" Day for Apple Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 7:49 PM ET

    Monday morning started off with a bang for Apple investors, courtesy of FBR's chip analyst Craig Berger making a strange call on Apple and what seemed like a dramatic slowdown in iPhone sales. 

  • Apple Stock Buyback: Is Time Finally Here? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 1:59 PM ET
    Apple Buyback Program

    A buyback made sense back in March. With Apple's cash generation since, and the non-GAAP megabucks iPhone's generating now, a buyback makes exponentially more sense today.

  • Tired of being spooked by the economy? Well, you’re not alone and that could be good news for retailers.

  • Vodafone to Launch $2 Billion Share Buyback Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:16 AM ET

    Vodafone announced a surprise 1 billion-pound ($2 billion) share buyback program on Wednesday, saying a big share price fall in the wake of Tuesday's trading update left the stock undervalued.

  • CME Sets $1.1 Billion Buyback, $5 Per Share Dividend Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 10:14 AM ET
    CME

    CME Group, parent company of the world's largest derivatives exchange, said its board has authorized a $1.1 billion share buyback and a special dividend of $5 per share.

  • Stock Buybacks Surged in '07, but Pace to Slow Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 12:41 PM ET
    Hundred Dollar

    Companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index bought a record $589 billion of their own stock in 2007 as they looked for ways to spend their cash hoards, S&P said Monday.

  • Investors lined up 2 hours before the Apple shareholder meeting began here in Cupertino, California. It's a little unusual for them to be here so early, and I thought it might be related to the company's 40 percent plunge since the beginning of the year.

  • Should Apple Buy Back Shares? Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 11:57 AM ET

    Apple shares are down close to 40% from its high last year.  As Jim Goldman discussed on The Call today, is now the time for a buyback?

  • Mr. Jobs--Buy Back Apple's Stock Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 11:57 AM ET
    Apple Buyback Program

    When it comes to Apple and the company's sagging stock price--and increasingly frustrated shareholders--it seems to me a solution is getting clearer by the day. Stock buyback.

  • As you might expect, my earlier post calling on Steve Jobs to announce a shareholder buyback at tomorrow's Apple spacer annual shareholder meeting, generated quite a bit of reader reaction. As we prepare to cover the meeting, I'm curious how many of you plan to attend...

  • Stocks Hit Reverse, Rise on Ambac News Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    Stocks reversed what had been a down session Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising on a CNBC report that progress is being made on a recapitalization plan that could save troubled bond insurer Ambac Financial's triple-A rating.

  • Financial Shares Hobble Markets Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    U.S. stocks tumbled Friday as downgrades on the two biggest home-funding companies dragged on the financial sector. 

  • Amazon Approves $1 Billion Buyback Plan Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    Online retailer Amazon.com Friday said its board authorized the repurchase of up to $1 billion of the company's common stock over the next two years.

  • Novartis Boosts Shareholder Return as Profit Sinks Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 12:11 PM ET

    Swiss drug maker Novartis said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit fell sharply, mainly due to restructuring costs, but that it would increase returns to shareholders with a new buyback program and an increase to its dividend.

  • Blackstone to Acquire GSO Capital, Buy Back Shares Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:39 AM ET

    Private equity firm Blackstone Group said Thursday it would acquire GSO Capital Partners, a hedge fund firm that sold a stake to Merrill Lynch last May, and also announced a $500 million stock buyback plan.

  • Europe Stocks End Lower, Banks Fall Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:59 AM ET

    European stocks ended lower on Wednesday, as news of strong demand for the Federal Reserve's $20 billion auction designed to ease tensions in credit markets failed to boost banking shares.

  • Philips Plans $7.2 Billion Share Buyback, Stock Up Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 4:05 AM ET

    Dutch Philips Electronics said on Wednesday it plans to buy back 5 billion euros ($7.2 billion) of its own shares after hedge fund pressure for the firm to improve its performance and capital structure.

  • Web Retailers Race vs. Christmas Clock Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

    It's later than you think: Today is the last day to buy online at big box.com stores like Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon in time for regular Christmas delivery. E-commerce is drawing more customers than ever before.