October 20, 2011 |
NEW YORK - A rare earnings miss by Apple pulled down technology stocks Wednesday. Broad market indexes turned lower in late-afternoon trading on reports of an impasse in talks to resolve Europe's debt crisis. The leaders of Germany, France, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank met Wednesday in preparation for a summit scheduled for this weekend. Markets sank and the price of oil fell after a report came out that French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Germany and France were in a deadlock over how to expand an emergency fund.
October 16, 1996 |
As with so many other things, we often pick apples based on their looks. That explains why Red Delicious is by far the most popular apple variety at retail stores, accounting for roughly 40 percent of the apples sold in the United States. Think of it as the Miss America of appledom. It combines a pretty red face and shapely figure with youthful sweetness and endurance. For many people, it's the only apple they know. But it doesn't stand up to the heat of cooking or canning.
August 29, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. on Monday gave a federal judge a list of eight Samsung Electronics Co. products that it wants pulled from shelves and banned from the U.S. market. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh asked for the list after a jury in San Jose last week slammed Samsung with a $1.05 billion verdict, finding that the South Korean technology giant had "willfully" copied Apple's iPhone and iPad in creating and marketing the products. Samsung plans an appeal. The products that Apple wants banished from the United States are all smartphones: Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.
February 12, 2013 |
There are many things to call Apple Inc. Maker of the iPhone, iPad, and other must-have products. The world's most innovative company, and the world's most valuable company (at times). Allow me to add to the list: "Major buyer of Pennsylvania tax credits. " The Cupertino, Calif.-based technology Goliath may have more cash than investor David Einhorn believes is prudent, but Apple isn't foolish when comes to taxes. Apple apparently is trying to reduce its tax liability in Pennsylvania by buying up tax credits from other companies here.
August 10, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Apple briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil on Tuesday as the nation's most valuable company. The maker of iPhones and iPads had the lead for much of the afternoon before its stock closed just behind Exxon's. The two companies are so close that Apple is likely to keep the top spot soon. Apple Inc.'s stock gained 5.89 percent to $374.01 on Tuesday, bringing its market capitalization to about $347 billion. Exxon Mobil Corp.'s stock, meanwhile, closed up 2.07 percent at $71.64.
August 18, 2011 |
SEOUL, South Korea - A group of 27,000 South Koreans is suing Apple for $26 million for what they say are privacy violations from the collection of iPhone user location information. Each person in the suit is seeking 1 million won ($932) in damages, Kim Hyeong Seok, one of their attorneys, said Wednesday. He said they were targeting Apple Inc. and its South Korean unit to "protect privacy" rights. Apple spokesman Steve Park in Seoul declined to comment. Apple has faced complaints and criticisms since it said in April that its iPhones were storing locations of nearby cellphone towers and WiFi hot spots for up to a year.
April 1, 1993 |
Frances Jane Cathers, 75, a longtime Browns Mills craftswoman who continued making apple head dolls even after losing her sight six years ago, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly. Mrs. Cathers' apple head creations - made from carving a face in a peeled apple and then allowing the apple to dry and shrivel - won three blue ribbons and three red ribbons at the annual Burlington County Farm Fair after she had lost her sight, said her husband, Howard R. Cathers Jr. He made doll furniture and accessories for her. Mrs. Cathers began making dolls in the early 1950s.
April 26, 2012
WASHINGTON - A Pentagon official signaled on Wednesday that the Army could lay off as many as 24,000 enlisted personnel and up to 5,000 officers within five years to meet a projected reduction in the force driven by budget cuts and the winding down of two wars. Pressed on the possibility of involuntary terminations, Thomas Lamont, an assistant secretary of the Army, told a Senate Armed Services panel that layoffs were possible as the Army shrinks from a peak of 570,000 to 490,000.
August 13, 1996
It's all too clear that visiting cyberspace can be, in the Catholic phrase, an occasion of sin. In yet another echo of The Fall, people have perverted the power of the computer to find new ways to scam others, invade privacy, cheat on spouses, and proclaim hate. As easy as it has become to sin digitally, it's not surprising that a German outfit now offers a way to confess to your home computer. A disc from the Lazarus Society of Cologne lets you pick your peccadilloes from a list of 200 common failings, then sifts through its database to determine your penance.
December 7, 2012 |
The towering black wall has been impossible to miss. Rising from shiny, white floor tiles at the East Coast's largest shopping mall, it has projected a cloak of mystery all the more stark for being a short walk from Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Neiman Marcus - stores forbidding for their prices, if not their facades. For months, the black monolith has broadcast nothing to shoppers at the Plaza at King of Prussia. Not even the benign nugget of history that behind it once hummed a now-defunct John Wanamaker department store.