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Why we love to hate stock buybacks
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Companies will sometimes repurchase their own shares to try to boost their stock price. But couldn't that cash go toward other investments? Plus, streaming faces bandwidth challenges and diningware goes edible.
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Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Brian Cheung at Yahoo Finance, and Kate Davidson at Politico, about inflation, conflicting economic data, and more, for the Weekly Wrap
GM plans to buy back $5 billion worth of its own stock. Why do critics love to hate this corporate maneuver?
In July, people spent more time streaming than watching cable TV for the first time. But streaming firms still have obstacles ahead.
From forks and spoons to straws and plates, edible tableware is a growing sustainability trend, says Axios' Jennifer Kingson.