Apple’s Earnings Surge, as iPhone Sales Jump and China Business Rises

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Description: China is becoming an increasingly vital part of Apple’s business. Over the fiscal second quarter, Apple’s revenue in greater China grew 71 percent, to $16.8 billion, compared with the same period last year, the company said in its financial earnings report on Monday. Source: Date: April 27, 2015 Link: Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Old school guide to money and marriage

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Description:    Married residents of New York’s Amsterdam at Harborside retirement community share how they’ve dealt with money issues over the decades. Source: – video report Date: June 25, 2012 Link: Questions for Discussions: What personal financial lessons can be learned from this report that remain true for people today? How did people function… Read more »

Facebook Sells Your Friends

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Description:  How Facebook plans to leverage its 550 million users into the greatest advertising juggernaut since … O.K., only since Google. That’s still huge. Source:   Date: 09/22/2010 Link: Questions for discussion:  Summarize the financial evaluations made in the article for Facebook? As an investor, how would you play Facebook? What would your… Read more »

How the Best-Known Brand in Golf is Navigating the Global Economy

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Description:  Like a weekend duffer playing through a summer squall, the golf industry has weathered brutal conditions in recent years. Callaway, the Carlsbad, California-based golf equipment maker, has hardly been immune to the ill winds. After banner years in 2007 and 2008, the company encountered the economic storm that struck the entire industry in 2009,… Read more »