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  • Reality of activist investors     Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    Is the media enabling activist investors? BuzzFeed business reporter Matthew Zeitlin, and the "Squawk Box" panel share their opinions.

  • Dec 17- 3 M Co, whose products range from Post-It notes to films used in flat-panel TVs, said it could buy back up to $22 billion of shares in the five years through 2017, joining a list of companies announcing big capital returns to shareholders.

  • Dec 17- Diversified U.S. manufacturer 3 M Co said it would buy back up to $22 billion of shares in the five years through 2017 and raised its quarterly dividend by a third, joining a list of companies announcing big capital returns to shareholders. 3 M shares rose as much as 3 percent to $131.59 in early trading on Tuesday.

  • Herbalife: Relieved financials are back     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports on Herbalife in the wake of its financial audit. CNBC's David Faber provides perspective.

  • Boeing shares rose about 2 percent in extended trading after the news. The increases in dividends and share repurchases "reflect sustained, strong operational performance by our businesses, increasing cash flow, and our confidence in the future," Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney said in a statement.

  • Boeing announces $10 bln buyback, raises dividend Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    Dec 16- Boeing Co's board authorized a new $10 billion share buyback program, and the company said it would increase its quarterly dividend by about 50 percent to 73 cents per share. The new repurchase program is in addition to about $800 million remaining from the company's 2007 stock repurchase authorization, Boeing said on Monday.

  • Boeing announces buyback & dividend increase     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Boeing is increasing its dividend by more than 50 percent, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Herbalife announces completion of re-audited results from 2010 through 2012. Investor Carl Icahn says Herbalife is undervalued, has capital and has been viable for years and years.

  • Robert Kindler, Morgan Stanley vice chairman and global head of M&A, discusses his outlook for next year, activism and the dynamics of the hostile bid takeover.

  • Pisani: Enormous year for IPOs & buybacks     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani reports IPOs and buybacks are motivating the market. Nimble Storage is having a huge IPO day.

  • This year, six well-known U.S. companies, including Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, Yahoo Inc and General Growth Properties Inc, agreed to buy back shares held by activist investors who push for change at corporations they believe to be subpar.

  • MasterCard splits 10-for-1, raises dividend 83% Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 4:58 PM ET

    MasterCard raised its quarterly dividend by 83 percent and announced a new billion-dollar share buyback program. Shares rose in after-hours trade.

  • MasterCard raises dividend by 83 pct, shares rise Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 4:29 PM ET

    Dec 10- MasterCard Inc, the world's No.2 credit and debit card company, raised its quarterly dividend by 83 percent and announced a new $3.5 billion share buyback program, sending its shares up 3 percent in extended trading. The company, which also announced a 1- for-10 stock split, raised its quarterly dividend by 50 cents to $1.10 per share.

  • Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it would buy back about 10 percent of its outstanding stock in a roughly $2 billion purchase from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months. In late-morning trading, however, Mosaic shares slipped 1 percent in New York to $46.31, touching a one-month low.

  • Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it would buy back 43.3 million restricted shares, or about 10 percent of its outstanding stock, from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months.

  • Fertilizer maker Mosaic buying back 43.3 mln shares Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it will buy back 43.3 million restricted shares from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 4- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said on Wednesday that he has filed a shareholder proposal with Apple for a much smaller stock buyback plan than he has advocated previously, as he continued to pressure Apple to share more of its cash pile.

  • Billionaire investor Icahn steps up pressure on Apple Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 4- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said on Wednesday that he has filed a shareholder proposal with Apple for a much smaller stock buyback plan than he has advocated previously, as he continued to pressure Apple to share more of its cash pile.

  • Federal Reserve on Monday said it approved new capital plans by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, after initially ordering the banks to fix flaws in their capital planning processes. In March, the Fed said Goldman and JPMorgan could move forward with plans to buy back shares and pay dividends.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 26- Activist investor Carl Icahn will sell all his shares in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc back to the videogame company, netting a fat return on his investment in the "Grand Theft Auto" publisher.

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