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  • 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.

  • Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers, said on Monday it has agreed to sell two units for about $2.75 billion and will devote the proceeds of the deal to a share buyback.

  • GE Gives 2008 Earnings Guidance Below Forecasts Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 4:31 PM ET
    ** FILE ** General Electric (GE) Chairman, Jeff Immelt at Isaac Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia, in this file photo from April 25, 2006. General Electric Co. expects sales in China to double in the next four to five years, while its Chinese researchers should play a growing role creating products for global markets, Immelt said Monday May 29, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke,File)

    General Electric said it expects 2008 profit of "at least" $2.42 per share, up at least 10 percent, Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Immelt told investors Tuesday.

  • AT&T Boosts Dividend, Announces Buyback Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 1:47 PM ET

    AT&T announced Tuesday a share buyback program worth nearly $16 billion and its biggest-ever dividend increase, sending shares of the top U.S. phone company up 5 percent.

  • Swiss Re Loyal to Troubled Unit, Sees Fast Buyback Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 3:57 AM ET

    Reinsurer Swiss Re said it is committed to the Financial Services unit that was the source of last month's large subprime writedown and said it was likely to speed up its share buyback program.

  • Dell Authorized to Buy Back $10 Billion in Stock Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 1:19 PM ET

    Dell is reviving plans to buy back shares in the company and will begin to repurchase $10 billion in common stock this week, chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said.

  • Dell is giving its investors a long-overdue gift in the form of a $10 billion stock buyback authorized by the company's board this morning. That should mitigate some of what could be contentious comments at the company's shareholder meeting later today. Or should it?

  • IBM to Accelerate $1 Billion Stock Buyback Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 8:23 AM ET

    International Business Machines said on Monday it plans to buy back up to $1 billion of stock by the end of February.

  • Stocks End Mixed Amid Earnings Uneasiness Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks bounced off session lows to close mixed on Wednesday but a late afternoon rally fizzled as investors were wary of initial quarterly earnings reports which came in largely below forecasts.

  • Carolina Herrera for Kohl's? Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:58 AM ET
    Carolina Herrera Spring 08 Collection

    She's dressed former First Ladies Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy and is a favorite of starlet Renee Zellweger, but designer Carolina Herrera says she would like to do a mass-market line, much like the one her friend Vera Wang recently created for Kohl's.

  • Supreme Court Hears Third-Party Investor Suit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 1:42 PM ET

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an case that some say may alter the landscape of investing. The outcome potentially could strengthen shareholder confidence -- or stifle investment markets.

  • Akzo Nobel Unveils $2.8 Billion Buyback Program Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 6:29 AM ET

    Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel unveiled a 2 billion euros ($2.8 billion) share buyback and raised its dividend payout ratio on Monday as it seeks shareholder approval for its $16.3 billion purchase of Britain's ICI.

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