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How the world's richest people became much richer during the pandemic
Two-thirds of the $42 trillion in new wealth went to the wealthiest 1%, says a new report from Oxfam. The group also says tax policy can change that.
Stock buybacks: the pros and cons for companies and investors
GM plans to buy back $5 billion worth of its own stock. Why do critics love to hate this corporate maneuver?
Why companies repurchase their own shares
Stock buybacks are typically meant to return value to shareholders. But critics say the cash could be used to create jobs or raise workers' pay.
SEC's Gary Gensler wants to tighten rules around insider trading, stock buybacks and more
The Security and Exchange Commission's proposals could attract pushback from corporate America.
Do insider trading rules apply to corporate stock buybacks?
Big companies spent nearly $200 billion on share repurchases last quarter. The lack of government oversight has drawn a backlash.
Banks pump up shareholder payouts as Fed ends pandemic limits
Dividend hikes and stock buybacks are on the way.
Boeing used to give more money to shareholders than it made. Now it's getting stimulus help.
Washington Post columnist Allan Sloan says Boeing hasn't just parceled out profit to shareholders. The company "sent it out with a fire hose."
Boeing is in line for a bailout under "too big to fail" theory
The aircraft maker is also a space and defense company, "a huge provider of government services," one expert says.
Why stock buybacks soared at the end of 2018
There are several reasons for the frenzy.
Why big companies are buying up their own stocks
Buybacks among S&P 500 companies are projected to hit $1 trillion this year.