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Trump’s SEC chairman must look out for American families — not big corporations

By Elizabeth Warren and Joe Donnelly (originally published by The Washington Post) - Thursday, President Trump’s nominee for chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, will testify before the Senate Banking Committee. As members of that committee, we will evaluate his candidacy, not on behalf of Wall Street, but on behalf of the American people…. [Cross-posted from […]

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Investors and CEO pay: The fix is still in

By Lew Daly (originally published by Demos) - In this election season, reining in Wall Street is clearly a burning issue for many voters. The passion for Wall Street reform is closely wrapped up with working class anger and anxiety driven by wage stagnation and economic insecurity, all within a climate of accelerating wealth and income […]

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Stock buybacks stay popular despite criticism

By Luc Olinga (originally published by YAHOO! NEWS) – Confronted with a sluggish global economy, US companies have settled on a controversial tool that rewards shareholders and executives: share buybacks. First permitted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 1982, the use of share buybacks has spread rapidly over the last five years due […]

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1982: E.T., My little pony, & stock buybacks

By Margaret Michaels (originally published by Equaty Indicators) – What were you doing in 1982? E.T. was the #1 movie at the box office, Olivia Newton-John had the #1 billboard song, “Physical,” and My Little Pony was the #1 Christmas gift. Looking back, we were all clueless…. [Cross-posted from Equality Indicators on February 4, 2016 via http://equalityindicators.org/blog/2016/02/1982-the-year-of-e-t-the-human-league-stock-buybacks/]

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Will more regulation be imposed on stock buybacks

By Cydney Posner (originally published by PubCo@Cooley) - Lots of companies have been buying back their stock in recent years, either on their own initiative because, for example, management thinks the shares are undervalued, or sometimes at the insistence of  hedge fund activists bent on increasing the market price of the shares. [Cross-posted from PubCo@Cooley publication […]

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Should share buybacks be made illegal?

By Andrew Ross Sorkin (originally published by Guardian News) – Should corporate stock buybacks be regulated? Or made illegal? Those are the questions not-so-quietly being floated in Washington by a group of elected officials and others trying to get elected, including most recently, Hillary Rodham Clinton…. [Cross-posted from Guardian News publication of on August 12, 2015 at http://www.nambuccaguardian.com.au/story/3275386/should-share-buybacks-be-made-illegal/]

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Stock buybacks draw scrutiny from politicians

By Andrew Ross Sorkin (originally published by The New York Times) – Should corporate stock buybacks be regulated? Or made illegal? Those are the questions not-so-quietly being floated in Washington by a group of elected officials and others trying to get elected, including most recently, Hillary Rodham Clinton…. [Cross-posted from The New York Times publication of […]

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Hillary to Jeb Bush: The problem is CEOs, not their workers

By Jonathan Cohn (originally published by The Huffington Post) - Jeb Bush got a lot of attention last week when he suggested that Americans who want higher living standards need to work harder. During a speech on Monday, Hillary Clinton happily served up a rejoinder: It’s the people running companies, not their workers, whose behavior needs to change…. [Cross-posted […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s anti-buyback call a winner

By Lisa Lee and Edward Hadas (originally published by Reuters Breaking News) - Share buybacks are at record levels in the United States. All that cash might please investors. But it means there’s less for both innovation and workers, which means growing inequality…. [Cross-posted from Reuters Breakingviews publication of June 16, 2015 at http://www.breakingviews.com/considered-view/elizabeth-warrens-anti-buyback-call-a-winner/]

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