Apple takes the title of world's most valuable company ever!
Today its surging stock sky rocketed the company's value to $621 billion.
Apple has hit new highs recently due to excitement around what may be the impending launch of the iPhone 5 and possibly a smaller, cheaper iPad.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Apple has surpassed Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company in the U.S.
Apple Inc.'s stock gained 3.2 percent to $364.60 on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the iPhone and iPad maker's market capitalization to about $338.0 billion.
Exxon Mobil Corp. shares, meanwhile, were trading at... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - An index of home prices in the country's major metro areas has sunk to its lowest level since the housing bubble burst in late 2006. Prices fell from February to March in 18 of the metro areas tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index. And prices... more »
Louisiana shrimpers have more than the usual worries as they hit the water today for the opening of shrimp season.
Besides concerns over how much they'll catch and what they'll get for it, there's anxiety about how much damage the shrimp population has truly suffered from the lengthy oil... more »
The number of foreclosures this year is on track to top one million. The head of a firm that follows foreclosures says that would be unprecedented -- breaking last year's level of more than 900,000.
RealtyTrac Inc. says almost 528,000 homes were taken over by lenders during the first... more »
You've heard the advice for years--buying a used car is a better value than buying a new car because the value drops as soon as you drive off the lot.
But a careful crunching of numbers by Consumer Reports and Edmunds.com found the opposite true--it's now cheaper or the... more »
The quality control issues at Toyota are doing damage to the resale market for the once highly praised cars, thanks to recalls and a bungled response to safety questions. For years, Toyotas have been praised both for high quality and maintaining their worth. These days, some dealers are refusing to... more »
Home prices rise for the fifth month in a row in October, but the recovery continues to be uneven with only 11 of the 20 metros tracked showing gains. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday edged up 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted reading of 145.36 in... more »
A real estate group says home prices fell in eight out of every 10 U.S. cities in the third quarter of this year as heavily discounted distressed sales made up 30 percent of all deals.
But home sales continued their climb, with quarterly sales outpacing the second quarter and... more »