From Tripp Mickle’s Apple Allays iPhone Worries, Adds $100 Billion to Buyback Plans in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal ($):
Apple’s $100 billion share-repurchase plan is the largest ever announced by a U.S. company, according to data from research firm Birinyi Associates. Apple said its board also approved a 16% increase in its quarterly dividend. That put it on track to spend $14.82 billion a year in dividends, making it the largest dividend payer, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
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