Why companies flush with tax-cut cash are spending more on share buybacks than wage hikes Aug 4th

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Corporate earnings are on track for their best year ever, but at least some of the corresponding rise in stock prices is because of buybacks — a piece of financial alchemy that critics say has a downside.

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