Despite a lower sales volume, the iPad maker's profit is far more than its competitors in the sector.
UK employment data came in weaker than expected as investors also begin to worry about the effects of central banks easing measures.
The 15-second interruptions are expected to play automatically and take over a hefty part of the page. The company hopes they will squeeze $4 million a day out of advertisers.
While Facebook, Google and Twitter kept runners, fans and their families informed and in touch, fast-spreading misinformation and publicity ploys exposed their shortcomings.
For all the uproar about the CEO's decisions, she must be doing something right, at least in the eyes of Wall Street.
Some Silicon Valley businesses are getting IRS scrutiny for supplying workers with no-cost food, which 'can't be just disguised wages.'
The pair claim to be one of the largest holders of the alternative currency.
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