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Apple CEO Cook Talks to Congress as Steve Jobs Never Did

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook went somewhere his predecessor never ventured: the witness table at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill.

Cook was questioned today by U.S. senators during a hearing on the company’s untaxed overseas billions. His congressional debut, following an appearance at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in February, shows the iPhone maker can no longer afford to keep the low profile in Washington that co-founder Steve Jobs maintained.