Apple Goes Into Debt to Make a Fortune

At first, it struck many people (including me) as passing strange that Apple Inc. would partially finance a $100 billion reward for shareholders by issuing $17 billion in debt. 

At first, it struck many people (including me) as passing strange that Apple Inc., which is sitting on a $145 billion cash stockpile, would partially finance a $100 billion reward for shareholders by issuing $17 billion in debt.

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