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Why Apple Borrowed $6.5B Even Though it’s Sitting on $178B in Cash

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Apple sold $6.5 billion in bonds on Monday. That's the same Apple that last week announced a record-breaking $18 billion profit over the holiday quarter. Why would Apple — a company with $178 billion in cash—need a loan?

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President Tweaks the Rules on Data Collection

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A year after President Obama ordered modest changes in how the nation’s intelligence agencies collect and hold data on Americans and foreigners, the administration will announce new rules requiring intelligence analysts to delete private information they may incidentally collect about Americans that has no intelligence purpose, and to delete similar information about foreigners within five years.

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Microsoft Delivers Powerful Super Bowl Ads Featuring Rapper Common Reading From CEO Satya Nadella’s Speeches

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Microsoft just unveiled two Super Bowl ads, with an unusual twist — the voice of rapper Common reciting passages from speeches by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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3 Qualities That Make a Great CEO

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Of all the ways to assess a stock, leadership may be the most nebulous. There are plenty of financial benchmarks by which to measure a stock's prospects, such as the P/E ratio. Yet the long-term prospects of a company are often determined most by the person sitting in the executive chair.

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Jeff Bezos’ Advice for Anyone Running a Business

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If you want to build a successful, sustainable business, don't ask yourself what could change in the next ten years that could affect your company. Instead, ask yourself what won't change, and then put all your energy and effort into those things, says Jeff Bezos.

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Obama’s $4T Budget Recommendation Has Ramifications for Corporations

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President Obama's budget calls for a hike in the capital gains and dividends tax rate from 23.8% today (20% plus 3.8% Obamacare surtax) to 28% (including the Obamacare surtax). The capital gains tax has not been that high since President Clinton signed a rate cut in 1997, reports Americans for Tax Reform.

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13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

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Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ).

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