Apple, Dow Drive U.S. Fourth-Quarter Profits to 19-Year High

Apple, Dow Drive U.S. Fourth-Quarter Profits to 19-Year High

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U.S. corporations are set to report their most profitable fourth quarter on record as companies from Apple Inc. to Dow Chemical Co. feed the demand for iPads, caustic soda and capital goods that’s bolstering the economy.