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Apple adds $30B to stock-buyback plan, plans stock split


  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)
  • TechCrunch
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Apple is adding $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan after a favorable earnings report. It is also raising its dividend by 8% and will launch a stock split for the first time since 2005. The 7-for-1 … Read More

Many small businesses have limited savings, study says


  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Most firms with fewer than 10 employees don't have enough money saved to cover more than a month's worth of expenses, a study from the Corporation for Enterprise Development says. Thirty-seven percent… Read More

Officials make final effort on U.S.-Japan trade deal


  • (Japan)
  • Mainichi (Japan), The
  • Politico (Washington, D.C.)

U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered their trade representatives to work harder in a last-ditch, all-night negotiating session aimed at achieving a bilateral trad… Read More