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Apple CEO hints company will part with some cash

(AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook believes the world's most valuable company has more money than it needs. His next challenge is to figure out whether Apple should break from the cash-hoarding ways of his predecessor, the late ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Business
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Alibaba to reach out to Yahoo CEO on stalled deal

(AP) -- Alibaba Group and Japan's Softbank will go directly to Yahoo's chief executive, bypassing negotiators from the U.S. Internet company, after talks over the sale of Yahoo's Asian holdings broke down, a person familiar ...

dateFeb 15, 2012 in Business
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Time Warner 4Q earnings edge up, beats Street

(AP) -- Time Warner Inc. got a boost from its movie studio and cable TV networks in the last three months of the year, and the company expects growth to continue in 2012 even with the end of its lucrative ...

dateFeb 08, 2012 in Business
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Dutch hi-tech company ASML profits rise

ASML, key global supplier of computer chip-making systems and high-tech bellwether, Wednesday posted record sales for 2011 alongside a fourth-quarter slump of nearly 30 percent in net income.

dateJan 18, 2012 in Business
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Microsoft raises dividend 25 pct to support stock

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is trying to lift its stock price by boosting its dividend 25 percent, the largest increase since the world's largest software maker started the quarterly payments seven years ago.

dateSep 21, 2011 in Business
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Microsoft raises dividend 23 percent to 16 cents

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it is raising its quarterly dividend for the first time in two years in a move that will return more of the software maker's nearly $37 billion cash hoard to its shareholders.

dateSep 22, 2010 in Business
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National Semiconductor to cut 1,725 jobs

(AP) -- Faced with a steep decline in sales, chip maker National Semiconductor Corp. said Wednesday it will eliminate more than one-quarter of its work force, or 1,725 jobs.

dateMar 11, 2009 in Business
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