Stock Market

8:51am

Wed May 1, 2013
Business

Apple Sells Bonds

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a scramble for Apple bonds.

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MONTAGNE: Apple, yesterday, sold $17 billion worth of bonds - which is a new industry record. Apple issued the bonds to take advantage of low interest rates as it prepares to make a payout of $100 billion to shareholders by 2015. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

3:54am

Wed April 24, 2013
Business

Apple Moves To Win Back Investor Confidence

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 5:20 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

How you like them apples? Apple is at the start of our business news.

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12:05pm

Tue April 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Pew: Wealthiest Experience Big Boost In Post-Recession Worth

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 3:40 pm

Falling home prices from 2009-2011 contributed to the disparity.
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Some 93 percent of Americans saw their mean net worth fall in the first two years of the post-recession recovery, while the remaining 7 percent increased net worth by nearly a third, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

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12:02pm

Tue April 23, 2013
The Two-Way

AP Twitter Account Hacked, Tweet About Obama Shakes Market

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:56 am

A Twitter account from The Associated Press was hacked Tuesday afternoon and the erroneous message — to be perfectly clear, it WAS NOT TRUE — sent stocks down sharply for a few moments.

The false message claimed there had been two explosions at the White House and that President Obama had been injured. Again, none of that happened.

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11:34am

Tue April 23, 2013
Planet Money

Has The Cupcake Bubble Finally Popped?

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 2:26 pm

Back in 2010, our own Jacob Goldstein called the cupcake craze a "bubble of historic proportions." He called it too early.

The following year, Crumbs Bake Shop went public, and Jacob began to doubt himself.

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