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Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to pay a dividend and buy back $10 billion of its stock, returning some of its $97.6 billion in cash and investments to shareholders.
Investors will receive a quarterly dividend of $2.65 a share starting in the period beginning July 1, Cupertino, California-based Apple said today in a statement. The buybacks will begin in the fiscal year starting Sept. 30 and will take place over three years, the company said.


how about give some of it to your Chinese labors??
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I'm not surprised that this happened only after you-know-who bit the dust.

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exactly.
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I guess doing something meaningful was to much to ask.
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how about give some of it to your Chinese labors??
Apple does not pay Chinese labor directly.... Foxconn are the employers.
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I'm not surprised that this happened only after you-know-who bit the dust.
Not really.... ecomony is looking better (maybe), Apple's market dominance is secure, Apple has enough for R&D and acquistions.... there was no need for Apple to hold $100B in near-cash anymore.
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I guess doing something meaningful was to much to ask.
Making investors happy is meaningful.
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Apple has enough for R&D

When will that start?

Can't they write stuff like this off anyways? Excuse my noobness.
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When will that start?
Can't they write stuff like this off anyways? Excuse my noobness.

Huh? Apple continually does research and development.... all tech companies do.


You write stuff off when there are explainable explicit losses.
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Huh? Apple continually does research and development....

Debatable
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Maybe apple can patent stocks and make money off of people buying their stocks, dawg.
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Debatable
This. What have they ever truly created? At least I made an awesome new mouse trap back in 6th grade. They haven't even done that! tongue.gif

#inb4theysuemeforinventing
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Cool they are buying back some of their stock. Apple knows what's best for Apple, not stock holders.
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