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January 9, 2013 | By Lisa Rapaport, Bloomberg News
Apple Inc.'s customers have downloaded more than 40 billion applications from the company's App Store, with almost half occurring last year as use of the iPhone and iPad surged. More than 2 billion apps were downloaded in December, a record, Apple said in a statement. The company, which has more than 775,000 apps available for its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices, said it has paid more than $7 billion to the developers of those applications. Apple is counting on apps to help woo consumers who are choosing amid an increasing array of lower-price tablets from competitors, including Google Inc., Amazon.com Inc., and Microsoft Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2000 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
When Fiona Apple first appeared on the Tower Theater stage Friday, she was clutching a stuffed animal and looking wary. Just days after melting down during an abbreviated performance at Roseland Ballroom in New York, the famously fragile waif, whose songs describe emotional troubles in exhaustive detail, appeared uneasy, maybe a tad anxious, not at all sure what would happen. Then she started to sing. Opening with the processional "On the Bound," Apple bellowed the melody as though battling a stubborn froggy throat.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2013 | By Matthew Craft, Associated Press
NEW YORK - A sharp drop in Apple's stock pulled the Nasdaq down with it after the tech giant warned of weaker sales. Other stock-market indexes eked out slight gains. Apple sank $63.50 to $430.50. With iPhone sales hitting a plateau and no new products to introduce, Apple said sales would likely increase just 7 percent in the current quarter. That's a letdown for a company that has regularly posted growth rates above 50 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up 0.01 of a point to 1,494.82.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The smallest apple crop in a long, long time is being predicted for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. New Jersey is looking at what may be its smallest crop since 1921. But New Jersey apple production is, in national terms, small potatoes. Pennsylvania, however, is the nation's fifth-largest apple-producing state. And Pennsylvania is hurting. Hard. State officials are expecting the smallest crop since 1976. The Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board, a private agency set up by growers themselves, fears that it may be the smallest since 1953.
BUSINESS
October 20, 2011 | By David K. Randall and Matthew Craft, Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2013 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Columnist
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.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2013 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
Whether you are bullish or bearish on Apple (symbol: APPL), the maker of iPhones and iPads represents an enormous influence in the stock market. Here are some ways to find Apple in your portfolio - whether you are a buyer or a seller. Apple on Tuesday introduced two newly priced phones, an action investors didn't like. We'll see if consumers feel differently. Sellers pushed the stock down roughly 5 percent to $467. For bulls, this is a buying opportunity. For bears, here are some ways to weed out the technology giant from your portfolio.
FOOD
October 16, 1996 | By Marilynn Marter, INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2012 | By Paul Elias, Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2011 | By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
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.
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