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  • Feb 10- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said he saw no reason to keep demanding that Apple Inc increase its stock buyback plans, citing the company's recent stock repurchases as well as an influential proxy adviser's call against his proposal. Apple shares were up 1.8 percent at $529.20 in morning trading.

  • Where Apple should invest     Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Carl Icahn backed down from his Apple buyback plan. CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses where Apple should be investing its cash.

  • Icahn drops Apple buyback demand Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    Feb 10- Carl Icahn said he sees no reason to persist with his proposal that Apple Inc buy back $50 billion of its shares, given the recent share repurchases by the iPhone maker.

  • Cramer: Apple took control     Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    Proxy advisory firm ISS is recommending that shareholders vote against investor Carl Icahn's buyback proposal for Apple. CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber provide insight.

  • L'Oreal's surge helps keep European shares steady Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 10- European shares traded flat on Monday, as cosmetics maker L'Oreal gained on expectations it will buy back its shares owned by Nestle and helped to keep the market steady after its recent gains.

  • ISS recommends 'no' vote on Icahn's plan for Apple Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    Feb 9- Proxy advisory firm ISS said it recommends shareholders vote against activist investor Carl Icahn's share buyback proposal for Apple Inc, according to a report obtained by Reuters on Sunday. "1/ 8 The Apple board 3/ 8 has returned the bulk of its U.S.-generated cash to shareholders via aggressive stock buybacks and dividends payouts," the ISS report said.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rallies to snap three-week skid Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    *Apple leads market higher on buyback boost. *Online travel agencies' shares fly after Expedia results. NEW YORK, Feb 7- U.S. stocks jumped on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its first weekly gain in four as the impact of a weak reading on the labor market was dulled by harsh weather conditions and traders focused on expectations of further economic strength.

  • But Apple shares rose 1.4 percent on Friday to $519.68, and the buyback should afford Chief Executive Tim Cook some kudos from big investors like Carl Icahn, who have been urging the company to return more money to shareholders.

  • *Apple leads market higher on buyback boost. *Online travel agencies' shares jump after Expedia results. NEW YORK, Feb 7- U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, setting the S&P 500 on track for its first weekly gain in four as a weak reading on the labor market was partly blamed on the weather and traders focused on expectations of further economic strength.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 7- Proxy advisory firm Egan-Jones advised Apple Inc shareholders on Friday to reject activist investor Carl Icahn's demand that the iPhone maker expand its stock buyback program, a proposal that will be put to a vote this month.

  • Feb 6- Outerwall Inc raised its share buyback program by $500 million to about $650 million, and named a Warner Bros Home Entertainment executive to run its Redbox video-rental business. Outerwall shares rose 10 percent in extended trading after the company reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by cost cuts.

  • Apple's $14 billion buyback     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Apple repurchased $14 billion in shares over the past 2 weeks. CNBC's Jon Fortt and Abhey Lamba, Mizuho Securities USA senior equity research analyst, analyze Apple's buyback plan and whether Tim Cook is being evasive about product innovation.

  • Apple accelerates buyback     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss Apple's stock buyback and product innovation.

  • Feb 6- Apple Inc has repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks since it reported disappointing first-quarter results, a company spokesman said. Apple bought $12 billion of shares via an accelerated share repurchase program and $2 billion of shares from the open market, the spokesman said.

  • *Foreigners seen buying back after Japan shares underperformed. *Sony jumps 5 pct on restructuring plan. TOKYO, Feb 7- Japan's Nikkei average jumped 2 percent on Friday morning, moving away from a four-month low hit earlier this week, as investor sentiment was brightened by a rally on Wall Street and hopes for an upbeat U.S. jobs report later in the day.

  • Feb 6- Outerwall Inc raised its share buyback program by $500 million to about $650 million, and named a Warner Bros Home Entertainment executive to run its Redbox video-rental business. Outerwall shares rose 10 percent in extended trading after the company reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by cost cuts.

  • CalPERS criticizes Icahn over Apple's buyback     Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    CalPERS and Carl Icahn are fighting over Apple's buyback program. CNBC's Josh Lipton provides all the details.

  • Herbalife boosts buyback     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team dissect Herbalife's buyback and plans to raise $1 billion via a convertible note issue.

  • Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co hiked its dividend and tripled its share buyback program, but signaled that it was in no hurry to fall in line with activist shareholder Daniel Loeb's demands to spin off its slow-growing petrochemical businesses. Shares of Dow Chemical, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, rose as much as 6 percent in early trading on Wednesday.

  • BOSTON, Jan 29- Auction house Sotheby's said on Wednesday it will return $450 million to investors through a special dividend and by buying back shares, months after it said it would review its finances amid pressure from several prominent hedge funds.

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