| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:31 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Activist investor Carl Icahn said he has amassed a sizable stake in Apple Inc. and prodded the tech giant to increase its stock buyback program, cheering investors but creating a headache for one of the industry's most admired...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Investor Carl Icahn revealed plans to have dinner with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to discuss the "magnitude" of the company's stock buyback.
Icahn disclosed the planned meeting in a post Thursday on Twitter. "Spoke to Tim," Icahn tweeted. "Planning...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:09 PM
The Walt Disney Co. will repurchase up to $8 billion in stock next year, giving a major boost to investor returns, the company's chief financial officer Jay Rasulo said Thursday.
In remarks at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Media,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:21 PM
MGM Holdings Inc., the parent of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has authorized a $75-million stock repurchase plan and announced a dividend designed to protect the company from a hostile takeover.
Privately held MGM said the move was not being adopted in...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:55 PM
MGM Holdings Inc., the parent of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $16.6 million, buoyed by the strong performance of "Skyfall" and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" on home entertainment platforms.
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Thanksgiving time at Wal-Mart is the public relations gift that keeps on giving for the labor movement.
After facing criticism for announcing plans to expand Black Friday sales further into Thanksgiving day, forcing workers to spend their holiday with...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Shareholder activist Carl Icahn said Wednesday he had informed Apple that he has submitted a proposal to let shareholders vote on a larger stock buyback.
In a tweet Wednesday, Icahn wrote: "Gave $AAPL notice we’ll be making a precatory proposal to...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 7:21 AM
As the Dow took another 400-point tumble Thursday, Baltimore money manager David Stepherson found himself talking one client out of selling everything.
"I advised him that it would not be a good idea because our view of things is that this is going to be...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:54 AM
The S&P is up 12 percent so far this year, a relief from 2011's flat growth.
Still, it's not the time to dump all of your inheritance into the stock market, South Florida financial planners say.
There’s a risk of a downturn although many investors...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 3:00 AM
For most of the last century, the basic bargain at the heart of the American economy was that employers paid their workers enough to buy what American employers were selling.
That basic bargain created a virtuous cycle of higher living standards, more...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Baltimore-based FTI Consulting Inc. said it increased profits by more than 50 percent last year, driven in part by strong growth in its business consulting divisions in Latin America and Asia.
The company reported net income of $103.9 million last year,...