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Stock-Buyback Frenzy Will End After $2.5 Trillion Corporate Debt Binge

Stock-Buyback Frenzy Will End After $2.5 Trillion Corporate Debt Binge

Companies in the S&P 500 bought back a record $806 billion of their own shares last year. But the tactic - used by CEOs to juice their stock prices - may become less common as more companies confront the need to pay down debt, Bank of America analysts warn in a new note.

JPMorgan Faces New Threat That CEO Dimon Says He Doesn't Worry About

JPMorgan Faces New Threat That CEO Dimon Says He Doesn't Worry About

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says he doesn't worry about loan growth. But Wall Street analysts do - and the brokerage firm KBW is projecting a slowdown at the biggest U.S. bank this year and next - even as profit margins shrink on new and existing loans.

3 'Flextensions' Very Evident in This Market: Tesla, Oil and Bonds

3 'Flextensions' Very Evident in This Market: Tesla, Oil and Bonds

Brexit is not the only big issue getting kicked down the road lately.

What Is a Shell Company?

What Is a Shell Company?

A shell company can be used to hide an entity's assets, and they do come with some controversy.

Debt Financing vs. Equity Financing: What's the Difference?

Debt Financing vs. Equity Financing: What's the Difference?

Taking a loan? Selling to an investor? Here's how to raise money for your small business.

What Are Liabilities and What Are the Different Kinds?

What Are Liabilities and What Are the Different Kinds?

Every business must know and prioritize its liabilities. In fact, a company's survival may depend on it.

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Fall in New Sign of Slowdown

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Fall in New Sign of Slowdown

The Census Bureau reports that new orders for manufactured durable goods orders outside of the transportation industry fell by 0.1% in January. Economists were calling for a 0.2% increase.

Fed's Powell Embraces Reality of 'Untried' Monetary Policies in New Era

Fed's Powell Embraces Reality of 'Untried' Monetary Policies in New Era

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told economists that none of the central bank's efforts to 'normalize' monetary policy over a decade after the 2008 financial crisis had been previously tested.

Rapid Growth in Junk Bonds and Loans Poses Risks, Dallas Fed Chief Says

Rapid Growth in Junk Bonds and Loans Poses Risks, Dallas Fed Chief Says

A rapid increase over the past decade in the amount of debt taken out by corporations could aggravate the severity of an economic downturn, according to Robert Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Blackstone CEO Schwarzman Cuts Pay 45% to Mega Millions-Style $69.1 Million

Blackstone CEO Schwarzman Cuts Pay 45% to Mega Millions-Style $69.1 Million

Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, who sets his own pay, got a 45% cut in total compensation last year to $69.1 million. But compared with JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, considered by most investors to be the reigning dean of Wall Street, Schwarzman still looks vastly overpaid.