SPECIAL REPORT-Surging U.S. stock buybacks dwarf innovation spending NEW YORK, Nov 16- When Carly Fiorina started at Hewlett-Packard Co in July 1999, one of her first acts as chief executive officer was to start buying back the company's shares. By the time she was ousted in 2005, HP had snapped up $14 billion of its stock, more than its $12 billion in profits during that time. Following him, Leo Apotheker bought back $10 billion in shares...
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