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Two big stock buybacks revive a debate

by Mark Garrison Sep 22, 2016
Shareholders like the practice, but is it good for the economy?


Microsoft is planning for a $40 billion buyback.
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Former CEO weighs in on shareholder value

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 16, 2016
Bill George says a company should be driven by a mission, not a stock price.
Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic. 
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The Price of Profits

Sears crumbles as buybacks go up

by David Brancaccio Jun 16, 2016
It's a story of a century-old business imploding.
"The company told me they truly believe they are positioning the department store for a resurgence," says reporter Hayley Peterson.
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The Price of Profits

What business schools teach about shareholder value

by Dan Bobkoff Jun 15, 2016
More schools are telling students that profits aren't the only consideration.
Inside a Harvard Business School classroom.
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The Price of Profits

How shareholders jumped to first in line for profits

by Scott Tong Jun 14, 2016
A business theory helped put profits for shareholders ahead of other corporate interests.
Milton Friedman, one of the most influential economists of the 20th century.
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The Price of Profits

An anthropologist's view of Wall Street

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 14, 2016
'The smartest guy in the room' doesn't have a long-term outlook, Karen Ho says.
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The Price of Profits

Is shareholder value a myth?

by Lizzie O'Leary Jun 14, 2016
Law professor and author Lynn Stout thinks so.
General Motors shareholders listen as then-General Motors Chairman and CEO Richard Wagoner, Jr., not shown, speaks during a meeting.
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The Price of Profits

Introducing "The Price of Profits"

by Marketplace Staff Jun 13, 2016
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Why a corporation's "inversion" matters to taxpayers

by Annie Baxter Apr 5, 2016
The Treasury Department issues new rules to deter U.S. corporations from merging with foreign companies for tax purposes.
President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the economy at the James Brady Press Briefing of the White House April 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Obama made a statement in response to the Treasury Department announcement on corporate tax inversions that would stop companies from avoid U.S. taxes by moving their tax base overseas. 
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