OUTFRONT - Buyback Boomlet - Why are so many companies buying in their stock? Take a look at those loudmouthed hedge funds.
COMPANIES, PEOPLE, IDEAS - Cheapskate - AutoZone was as thrifty with its auto parts stores as its do-it-yourself customers are with their cars--until sales stalled.
Follow the Activists - Pirate capitals Thomas Hudson is a malcontent aiming to shake up stodgy companies. You can invest alongside him.