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Business of Beauty: Coty's CEO Dishes on the Trends

Bern Beetz, the CEO of $4.1 billion beauty company Coty, goes one-on-one with DailyFinance to give us a peek at some of the beauty products and trends that have captured -- and will soon capture -- the imagination of America's female shoppers.

Are Apple Stores' Slow-Growth Blues Really That Blue?

While Apple%u2019s products and digital media stores continue to thrive, its once-ascendant retail operation is losing some luster. But if stagnant retail growth in Apple Stores is worrisome, it's not time yet to hit the panic button.

Is Apple Stock Still a Buy at Today's Prices?

No one likes being late to a party, especially one where the first ones there get the best party favors. The Apple party started long ago, and it's stock has crushed that of its rivals over the past decade -- but does that mean it's too late to join the festivities?

7 Key Numbers Investors Need to Know About Apple

Apple finds itself in an unfamiliar place this week. The iEverything giant posted quarterly results on Tuesday that missed Wall Street's expectations. That hasn't happened in years. While the iPhone 4S delay was the key culprit, the real story is in these seven key numbers that Apple investors should keep in mind.

Will a $9 iPhone 3 Undercut Sales of Apple's iPhone 5?

AT&T is now offering an $9 iPhone. Granted, that's for a refurbished iPhone 3 G3S-8G. But those have most features people want in an iPhone, and the upcoming iPhone 5 doesn't offer the one thing that could differentiate it from its predecessors: 4G compatibility. Could Apple's prices cuts on older models come back to bite it?

iCloud Should Add to the Halo Effect for Apple Devices

On Monday, Apple unveiled iCloud, which will allow users to store digital files on remote servers, and access them through smartphones, PCs or tablets. This should give a boost to iTunes, but that accounts for only about 2% of Apple's value. The real gain will be in how iCloud adds to the appeal of Apple's more lucrative devices.

Reports of the PC's Death Greatly Exaggerated

Personal computer sales fell 1.1% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2010, according to industry research firm Gartner, but while its report lists a few possible reasons for the decline, none are compelling, and the drop is unlikely to presage a serious decline in PC sales.

Mac App Store Could Launch Next Week

If reports are correct the Mac App Store, which was announced in October, could launch as early as next Monday, according to Appletell. A pre-holiday...

Apple Unveils New 2.3 Pound MacBook Air

Apple took a page from its iPad design book and dished up a new MacBook Air Wednesday, coming away with a super thin, lightweight notebook that has no hard drive.

Apple Earnings Set to Shine on iPhone, iPad Sales

As usual, expectations are high, but Apple has a way of exceeding optimistic hopes, partially because it's an inveterate low-baller of financial expectations. The only possible hitch: Apple is having trouble making enough products to meet consumer demand.

With the iPhone 4, China Finally Goes Wild for Apple

When Apple first entered China with its wildly popular iPhone, the response was warm but not overly so. The iPhone 4, however, is off to a gangbuster start. If Apple can keep tapping China's potential, fervent shareholders could become even more bullish.

The Lowly iPod Keeps on Rolling for Apple

The iPod, first introduced in 2001, has been overshadowed in recent years by the iPad and iPhone. But it was the foundation of Apple's revived success and the cornerstone of CEO Steve Jobs's creative vision for the company.

Apple to Open First Chinese Retail Store on Saturday

Apple (AAPL) plans to open its first Chinese retail store in Shanghai on Saturday, CNN said. Customers are already queuing up to get into the store, which will have 80 Macs, 100 iPods and 60 iPhones to play with. There will also be a Genius Bar and the country%u2019s first Briefing Room for free business workshops.

A Buzz-Filled Week for Apple

A week of forward-looking Apple adoration that's likely to include the launch of its new tablet computer will begin with a less thrilling but more substantive look back as the company reports its numbers for the last quarter.