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Molinaroli left his mark on Johnson Controls in his brief, tumultuous tenure as CEO

By Guy Boulton (originally published by Journal Sentinel) – In less than three years, Alex Molinaroli transformed Johnson Controls Inc., setting off a burst of deal-making that culminated in the 132-year-old company being bought by Tyco International and its official headquarters being moved to Cork, Ireland…. [Cross-posted from Journal Sentinel publication of September 2, 2017 at http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2017/09/02/molinaroli-left-his-mark-johnson-controls-his-brief-but-tumultuous-tenure-chief-exec-now-question-ho/624124001/]

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Why buybacks matter

By Christopher Gannatti (originally published by WisdomTree) - Share buybacks have become a major focus of conversation within the investment industry—most recently due to speculation that if the U.S. government were to institute some sort of “repatriation holiday,” profits currently being held overseas to avoid taxation would be utilized largely for share repurchases to thereby “goose” earnings-per-share (EPS) growth […]

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Confirming Team Trump: Jay Clayton can boost the economy by reining in Wall Street at the SEC

By Elaine Kamarck and William A. Galston (originally published by Brookings) - This week, the Senate will conduct confirmation hearings on Jay Clayton, President Trump’s nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  No doubt the news will be overshadowed by all the other big stories in Congress, especially the health care vote… [Cross-posted from Brookings […]

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Why Bernie is the most popular politician in America

By Les Leopold (originally published by AlterNet) - Bernie Sanders has the highest approval rating of any politician in the country with 61 percent approving, with only 32 percent disapproving, according to a March 15 Fox News poll… [Cross-posted from AlterNet publication of March 19, 2017 at http://www.alternet.org/economy/why-bernie-most-popular-politician-america]

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6 reasons why Trump is too weak to save American jobs

By Les Leopold (originally published by the Huffington Post) - Donald J. Trump, the most powerful man in the world, thinks he can stop corporations from shipping jobs abroad. But with Rexnord now really making the move, it is clear that the commander-in-chief can’t even stop one small manufacturing company from shipping 300 jobs to Mexico…. [Crossed-posted from […]

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Will Trump betray 1,400 Carrier workers? Will progressives let him?

By Les Leopold (originally published by The Huffington Post) – Over the next two years, 1,400 Carrier air conditioner workers will see their decent paying jobs migrate to Mexico. This highly profitable Indiana facility, represented by the United Steel Workers, will make even more money south of the border where workers earn less in one day […]

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How the SEC enabled the gross under-reporting of CEO pay

By Yves Smith (originally published by naked capitalism) - Think it’s scandalous that the average 2014 pay of the CEOs of the 500 biggest companies was 373 times that of the typical worker, as the AFL-CIO reported? You aren’t scandalized enough. Their take home pay, which is reported in the bowels of SEC filings, as opposed […]

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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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Buybacks and dividends: When companies give their cash away

By Mark Whitehouse (originally published by Bloomberg QuickTake) – Picture yourself as the CEO of a big, publicly traded company. You want to keep your shareholders happy and justify a big bonus for yourself. One solution is to invest your profits in developing new products, building factories or opening stores. Making money this way is […]

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