Apple Market Capitalization

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Apple became the first U.S. company to top the $800 billion mark in market capitalization on Tuesday, slightly more than two years after it crossed the $700 billion threshold. Questions: 1. How much have the iPhone maker’s shares have gained this year? 2. What percentage does Apple make up of the entire S&P 500 .SPX… Read more »

Here’s the money. Do you want it?

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According to this article, Ireland doesn’t want Apple’s billions. Instead, the Irish government is appealing Europe’s tax ruling, a move that is exposing a rift in a country still feeling the aftershocks from years of harsh cutbacks. Questions: 1. What is your opinion of the politically motivated defense? 2. Would you consider Ireland to be… Read more »

Dow Jones Industrial Average Changes Ahead

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Apple, the highest-valued company in the world, will be added to the Dow Jones industrial average next month in yet another sign of how popular the computer giant has become for investors. Questions: 1. Which stock will Apple replace in the S & P Dow Jones Indices? 2. What are some of the unique facts… Read more »