So ... you'd rather see Wall Street manage its own ethics ?? "Criminal institution" is harsh. Not "incompetent" or "useless". Do you happen to have any evidence to support the "criminal" charge you lay ??
Without contradicting your point, Apple does buy and retire shares but is also issues new ones for, let's say, a new VP of Retail and Online Stores. As well as stock options for lots of other employees. I believe that the net is still a reduction but it's not as much as first appears.
The answer - you can't buy yourself. Apple can continue to buy back more of its own shares but each time that happens the remaining ones become more valuable and therefore more expensive. And I believe that the SEC also has rules about the extent of share buybacks - possibly to thwart exact this type of move.
Sorry, but "No", as this week's Court decision showed. Border Patrol officer shot a Mexican kid standing across the border (i.e. kid was in Mexico, officer in the U.S.). The family sued but the Appeals Court ruled that Constitutional protections do not apply because he was not in the U.S. nor a U.S. citizen or resident. Mexican in Mexico - no Constitutional rights for you !!
Your rights don't come from you being a taxpayer. They come from you being a person subject to the Constitution, and typically, but not necessarily, a Citizen. Know your rights ! And know whence they come !! (it isn't from paying taxes)
Well, I don't know. I thought that digital radio (I think the U.S. version is called "HD Radio") was using the same frequencies as FM, but just with more compact "packaging" of the signal.I'm not sure though, as the only one I have is in the car.
Well that's interesting. However if it's the Target "Red" card, that already has the direct bank account link, i.e. it's a direct-debit card. But if it's Target credit that's different, and interesting.