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Stock Buybacks vs. Dividends: Which Has Better Payoff?
Monday, July 1, 2013

With a sluggish economy, companies are hesitant to reinvest much cash, so it's been building up by the truckloads on corporate balance sheets. Since the returns on cash are near zero, it's certainly not creating shareholder value - and that's led companies to return cash to shareholders at record levels.

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