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An Apple Stock Dividend in 2012? Keep Dreaming

Apple investors should be some of the happiest folks on Wall Street, and for the most part, they are -- except when it comes to dividends. Here%u2019s why shareholders still are unlikely to get any of Apple's ever-growing cash hoard.

Why Apple's Late iPhone Harvest Hurt Its Stock Price

Apple has had a great few weeks of sales with the iPhone 4S, but somehow, it's latest quarterly report sent the stock down nearly 6%. The new CEO blamed the rumor mill for cutting into last quarters iPhone sales, but the real issue may have been more a matter of timing.

Why We Have a Lack of Corporate Leadership

What makes a truly great leader? Attention to detail, a vision for the future, or maybe a strong personality? How about an education from Harvard or another top business school? Maybe the formula for superior leadership is much simpler; maybe the best way to spot a great leader is simply to look for someone who doesn't focus on profits.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

After a lengthy battle with his health, co-founder and the face of consumer technology giant Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," the company said in a statement.

Why Apple Will Never Be Great Again

The market wasn't exactly blown away by Apple's iPhone 4S announcement yesterday: Shares of Apple bucked the trend on a day when the general market rallied. Where were the special features already beginning to appear on Android smartphones? And where was the salesmanship of former CEO Steve Jobs, sorely lacking in Tim Cook?

iPhone Launch Event Preview: 5 Things to Watch

The entire tech world is anxiously awaiting Tuesday's iPhone launch event. The hope: that the iEmpire's holiday lineup impresses enough to reverse a 7% stock slide that began two weeks ago. We'll have to wait until 10 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday to find out exactly what the Mac maker has up its sleeve. In the meantime, here are five things to watch for as the event unfolds.

5 Things to Watch Next Week on Wall St.

Next week's biggest news is all but certain to be Apple's introduction of the iPhone 5, led by new CEO Tim Cook. Beyond that, there will be quarterly reports from Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster), Monsanto, and Costco, as well as a big-screen offering from IMAX.

How Apple Can Stay Great Post-Jobs

As new CEO Tim Cook no doubt knows, Steve Jobs is the ultimate hard act to follow. But Cook might take a lesson from the experience of Sam Palmisano, another COO who took over a massive tech company -- in his case, IBM -- and who really delivered for shareholders. With that in mind, here's a game plan for Cook to keep Apple great.

Mac Fan Reflects on 4 Decades of Apple

I've been a Mac since the late 1970s. Of course, back then we didn't use those words or yet know our small geeky circle would someday become a bona...

Time to Sell Apple Stock, or Buy It?

Following Steve Jobs' announcement late Wednesday that he was resigning as Apple's CEO, the company's stock price swung sharply. But while some investors are selling, others are saying a small drop in prices could make this a great time to buy Apple shares.

Steve Jobs Resigning as Apple CEO

Steve Jobs, the mind behind the iPhone, iPad and other devices that turned Apple into one of the world's most powerful companies, resigned as the company's CEO Wednesday, saying he can no longer handle the job.