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UK’s biggest banks were hit with a warning to freeze their dividends during the Covid-19 uncertainty or face formal action

Shares of UK's largest banks fall after they suspended outstanding dividends and agreed to no payments until the end of 2020.

5 reasons Warren Buffett loves stock buybacks, which US lawmakers plan to ban for companies they bail out

"Disciplined repurchases are the surest way to use funds intelligently: It's hard to go wrong when you're buying dollar bills for 80 cents or less."
Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at Exeter High School in Exeter, New Hampshire during a campaign stop town hall in November 11, 2019.

Elizabeth Warren just laid out 8 conditions that companies should accept for government bailout money during the coronavirus crisis

They include barring stock buybacks, keeping people employed, and giving them a seat at the company's board of directors.

Companies are pulling back on one of the market’s biggest boosters as the coronavirus sell-off escalates

Repurchase programs have lagged since peaking in 2018, and the downtrend could accelerate as firms shore up cash to protect against coronavirus risk.
President Trump alongside congressional Republicans.

Scores of Republican lawmakers enriched themselves off the Trump tax cuts, report says

The report sheds light on the lack of guardrails in place to prevent lawmakers from crafting and passing legislation they stand to benefit from.

Microsoft hits record high after announcing $40 billion stock buyback plan, dividend boost

The share repurchase plan marks the third one worth $40 billion the company has pursued in the last six years.

The stock market’s most important safety net is in danger

Share repurchases have been a crucial backstop for the equity bull market, which has run for more than 10 years.

Stock buybacks have been labeled a ‘bubble,’ a ‘panic,’ and ‘corporate self-indulgence,’ but an ETF that’s t...

An exchange-traded fund tracking US buyback activity keeps sailing to all-time highs despite political rhetoric swirling around the practice.

GOLDMAN SACHS: There’s a big misconception surrounding the impact of Trump’s tax cuts

While the stock buybacks bonanza is under growing attack by Washington lawmakers, Goldman Sachs has come out with a new report defending the practice.