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  • Facing 'Cliff', Stock Buybacks to Rise Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 12:50 PM ET
    Baum: The Real Cost of the 'Fiscal Cliff'

    Investors are bracing for companies to ramp up purchases of their own shares in response to expected tax changes in the new year, despite growing criticism of buybacks, the New York Times reports.

  • Privatizing Greece, Slowly but Not Surely

    Greece has hired Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley to conduct a voluntary buy back of its debt, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters.

  • US Companies Are Playing a Dangerous Game: SocGen’s Albert Edwards

    Data pointing to promising levels of bank lending and money supply in the United States, which have been touted as signs of a recovery, should be treated with caution according to Albert Edwards, strategist at Societe General.

  • Hunt For Yield... In Pharma? Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    Hunt For Yield... In Pharma?

    CNBC's Seema Mody shares several dividend plays for investors seeking yield in the pharma sector.

  • JPMorgan's Pay Clawed Back Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 10:36 AM ET
    JPMorgan's Pay Clawed Back

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest details on JPMorgan reclaiming pay from former executives responsible for the company's trading blunder, and discussing how the losses will impact the stock, with Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets.

  • Alibaba Needs 'Cash Coffer' to Compete in China: Pro Monday, 21 May 2012 | 5:15 AM ET
    The office of Alibaba (China) Technology Co.

    As Alibaba Group's buyback of half of Yahoo's stake paves the way for a possible public listing for the Chinese internet giant, one strategist tells CNBC if the company wants to stay competitive in the domestic market it needs to expand, for which it must raise a lot of capital.

  • Dividends vs. Buybacks Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:05 PM ET
    Dividends vs. Buybacks

    Sharing perspective on tonight's lottery drawing for $640M and whether investors should safeguard their money in dividend stocks or companies who are buying back shares, with Randy Bateman, Huntington Funds CIO and Barry James, James Advantage Funds president.

  • Jarden Exec on Stock Buyback Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 6:15 PM ET
    Jarden Exec on Stock  Buyback

    Martin Franklin, Jarden executive chairman, discusses his company's $500 million stock repurchase auction, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer: Don't Buy Apple for Its New Dividend Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 11:00 AM ET
    Cramer: Don't Buy Apple for Its New Dividend

    CNBC's Jim Cramer reacts to this morning's announcement by Apple that it will pay a $2.65 per share quarterly dividend and buy back $10 billion in stock.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on February 27, 2012 generated some headlines as he said single-family houses are a bargain right now, revealed Wells Fargo is his favorite bank stock, and recalled the advice he gave Steve Jobs a couple of years ago on what to do with Apple's cash.  You can read the entire three-hour conversation in this downloadable PDF transcript.

  • Preferred Stock: CNBC Explains Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    Preferred stocks are a special class of investments that have several unique features. Those features often make them confusing to investors. So what exactly are preferred stocks? CNBC explains.

  • Retailers May Direct Excess Cash to Investors Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    With excess cash on hand from years of cautious spending and slower store growth, retailers in 2012 will focus on returning capital to investors via share buybacks and dividends, according to a Credit Suisse report out today.

  • Investors May Find 50-50 Solution Best Strategy Sunday, 27 Nov 2011 | 2:59 PM ET

    By holding stocks and bonds in equal proportion,  you won’t need to be prescient; you can stick to your portfolio and ride out the storms, the NY Times reports.

  • As Layoffs Rise, Stock Buybacks Consume Cash Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    Spending on stock buybacks is surging among  American corporations, while spending on capital investments like new plants and infrastructure has stagnated, the New York Times reports.

  • Buybacks Gone Wild Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Buybacks Gone Wild

    Buybacks equal to "about 4% of the S&P market cap at an annualized rate, so it's pretty significant," says Binky Chandha of Deutsche Bank to CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Debt-Financed Stock Buybacks Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
    Debt-Financed Stock Buybacks

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the story on Amgen issuing new debt to help pay for a $5 billion stock buyback.

  • Apple to Give Back Money? Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 5:05 PM ET
    Apple to Give Back Money?

    What should Apple do with its $81.6 billion in cash? Peter Misek, Jefferies & Company senior tech analyst, weighs in, and the Fast Money traders offer their thoughts on Apple and Qualcomm's earnings.

  • Warren Buffett and Business Wire CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 30, 2011.

    This is a transcript of Warren Buffett's live interview on CNBC with Andrew Ross Sorkin on Friday, September 30, 2011. In it, Buffett says he thinks it is "very, very unlikely" the U.S. economy will go back into recession. He also reveals that Berkshire has been buying billions of dollars worth of inexpensive stocks during the third quarter, and has just started to repurchase its own shares.

  • Warren Buffett at the NYSE Opening Bell, September 30, 2011

    Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway has been buying stocks at bargain prices, including shares of his own company.  He's not worried about a 'double-dip for the U.S. economy, saying "it's very, very unlikely, we'll go back into a recession."

  • Warren Buffett

    Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway soared 8.1 percent today, putting them right around the upper limit of the company's stock buyback authorization announced this morning.