U.S. share buybacks rebound but face sharp criticism

By S. L. Mintz

In late November, Yum Brands offered a twofer: The fast-food company said it would rev up stock buybacks by $1 billion through May 2016 and boost its dividend rate by double digits. Yum’s moves are part of a corporate strategy that companies continue to pursue whether they’re good at it or not.”…

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